This summer I’ve literally traveled from sea to shining sea (I mean, from the Puget Sound in Washington to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, but who’s arguing).

I saw some amazing friends on these trips and I’m already feeling a little homesick for the places and people. Plus I just really miss the water.

It’s hard not knowing when you’ll return to a place again, but I guess that’s the nature of this next phase of my life. I start training for a new job tomorrow and start classes for my graduate program in three weeks. More on that later. For now, I suppose I’ll just sift through pictures from my vacations and feel predictably nostalgic.