Monday, August 19, 2013

Lets hit the road, Jack! (Um... but lets come back!)

My last week is winding down. (sort of up, since I am now in the frantic packing mode, but you get what I mean!)  I am leaving in less then 24 hours, which is a little surreal to me.  I am ready for the future but also a little sad to be leaving my home and the people I know for so long.  Its kind of funny though because if I was going to school this semester I would be leaving pretty soon anyway, and yet this seems so different.  I guess because it is different.  This time I am leaving and a part of me will never return.  (yes, I'm talking about my lungs!)  Although it is sad it is also a bit exciting, I am about to head out to the unknown again.  I did this last winter and it was amazing!  I loved being on my own for the first time, and meeting new people.  This time I won't be on my own and I won't be living with a bunch of people my age like I was when I went off to school but I will be meeting a ton of new people and the best part about that is that most of them are similar to me, at least in their situation which is something I have never experienced.  

I want to say thank you to my family and friends who helped make this last week here fun!  I had a great time hanging out with all of you.  I especially enjoyed dancing and hanging out with the Kinneavy klan (like what I did there? :P ).  You guys are so fun, I am glad I get to be part of your family!  

Sorry this post is so short and kind of scattered.  I wanted to get a quick update in before I left and like I said, today is a little crazy with all the getting ready that needs to be done.  I have a few last minute doctor appointments today.  We learned on friday that I needed a few test before we leave but we were already planning to leave tomorrow.  Luckily it turned out we could get them all in so we are still leaving tomorrow it just adds a few more items to todays agenda. 

My mom and I are driving out to North Carolina.  We are taking a bit of a long cut to make a few stops along the way.  First stop is Dallas to see my cousin who just moved there.  Then its on to Alabama to see David's sister and her family.  After that we will head on over to North Carolina.  We are planning on getting there on Saturday.  I am guessing I won't be posting from the road. (sorry guys but it will make me too sick to type in the car)  I will update you hopefully next weekend.  In the mean time keep those questions coming!  The more the merrier!
Tootle loo Kangaroo!


  1. Love you Anna! I've been reading your blog since you started your testing at Duke! Praying for you and your new lungs!! :D

  2. Anna, of course, I don't want you to get car sick trying to blog, but I will be looking forward to the next update. You are doing a wonderful job of reporting what's happening. I really admire your attitude. Yes, this is an adventure, and I'm glad you're able to see the positive side of everything that happens along the way.
    Love and prayers to you from the old folks in Oregon.

  3. Hey Anna! Gma and Gpa told me about your blog and Grandpa told me today exactly where to find it. You are sooo talented. Just want you to know that we are all thinking of you. You are so brave (more brave than me and I'm soooo much older than you...wish I had some of your brave genes). Anyway, hope the road trip is going well. We'll be checking in here to see what is going on and I just cannot tell you how proud we are of your wonderful attitude, bravery, and of the lovely young lady you are! Love Aunt Carol from NY