things learned from this trip..
#1: I am a much better writer than I am a public speaker. Including discussions with people. I always seem to find a better way to convey what I want to say after I've managed to blunder through a couple sentences.
#2: I ramble too much. It's better to be precise and to the point, rather than ambiguous and wordy.
#3: The more I leave home, the more I miss my family. The minute I stepped off the plane to Boston, I wanted to be back home with my mom and dad. Unfortunately my years are winding down at home, less than 2 left. My feelings are moving in the opposite direction than they should be. I should be feeling more ready to leave home, but I'm starting to not look forward to it!
#4: Appreciate the life you live, but learn to accommodate the lives of other people as to not intrude.
#5: Don't forget the things that mom reminds you to take. Such as toothpaste, lotion, or a razor. You'll wish you had them, even though you told yourself you didn't. (minus the toothpaste. I just ran out after two days. not to worry.)
The list continues to grow every day.