Well, I’ve left the Upper Peninsula for good now. College is finished, work is over and I’ve moved out of my apartment. Wednesday or so I start my trip out west. Today I packed 10 boxes with almost 300 pounds of possessions and I’ll fork over around $230 to the USPS on my way out of town so they’ll be there when I arrive. Tomorrow I’ll finish buying the last of the things to ship to Shaktoolik and/or need for my trip.
It’s been a great 5 years, I’ve made a lot of friends that will hopefully stay with me throughout life and made a lot of memories as well. It’s time to move on to the next adventure and make more of both.
I’ve driven across the Mackinaw Bridge more times than I can count. Yesterday, it was symbolic though. A bridge to the next phase of my life.