home came to me this time.
My parents visit was amazing. We didn't clutter it by driving around the whole time, showing them every inch of Saint Louis. There was relaxing involved, and it was nice. Of course it was weird having them out here when this has been sort of my own world for the past couple months since I've been with Justin. But I liked it. I liked having a piece of home out here, and having my mom (who is one of my best friends) staying with me again. And my dad always there to make some funny comment to make me laugh. I love my parents so much, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them. I cried when they left, every single one of us did. I will see them at Christmas, even though that seems a long time away - I know it'll go by fast. I don't want to take this opportunity and dwell on how much I'll miss them, but how much I am going to grow and learn while I'm out here. I want to show everyone that 1) I love this boy more than anything, and when I say I'd move across the country for him - I obviously mean it and 2) I know I'm young, but I can do things on my own and I can sure as hell take risks. I think life would be so boring if you didn't take one once in awhile. Stir things up a bit. Throw a curveball to everyone. I love it. I know I'm young, and people say my life is just beginning, but I don't believe in that - because I wouldn't be where I am today without everything that's ever happened to me in my past. Which brings me to my great news - I got the photography job! I am now officially a photographer for a studio in Edwardsville, Illinois. I'm so excited! I nearly scared the wits out of Kelly on the phone when I yelped "Oh my god, thank you!" Yeah seriously, only took them what? 2 months to make the final decision. I go in on monday to fill out paper work and start training hopefully. I'm really excited to see what's going to happen in the next couple of months out here. I've never had the chance to .. well, live anywhere outside of my house. Ever. So - this'll be quite an experience and expect a lot more posts from me, (if you're interested in how I'm doing that is.)