Friday, January 30

Reporting in: Live from Whidbey Island

The end of the month is here, thus the decision had to be made. A little like Carmen San Diego, I'm on the move again. This time, folks, I'm headed to the crossroads of America. That's right my friends, Victory Acres Farm (my new employer) can be found just outside of Upland, Indiana.

The farm apprenticeship begins the first of March. The farming season will be quick approaching and I'm stoked to see what life on the farm brings. Who knows what I will have learned a year from now? Hopefully I still have room in my ole brain for some new knowledge, after spending the past year enrolled at Lavender University.

I am amazed at this decision, never guessed I'd be rolling back around to Indiana for a spell. But the longer I thought about it, the more I thought - Why not?

It tears me up to say good-bye. To mountains and sea, to Bald Eagles and Harriers, to Orcas and porpoises, to Spyglass and Lavender Wind Farm, to Bailey and Amber & Dan. But you know? It is as it should be. And I'm feeling fine.

Hello Hoosierland. Hello Basketball. Hello sweet corn. Hello watermelons and hello Beefsteak Tomatoes. It has been a long time old friends. And I can't wait to see you Mom & Dad, Grandpas & Grandmas, Lana & Kyle, Evan & Emily, all my cousins, my friends, my aunts and uncles. And even you Jackson, even you.

7 comments:

Mom said...

We can't wait either! Indiana may not offer orcas and mountains and sea, but it does offer lots of family and friends, celebrations and reunions, great food and the Leslie "fan club"!

See you soon (and we are so glad!)

Lana Joy said...

Okay, so I just teared up at the last paragraph, that you'd even put in ol' Jackson. You have no idea how much he misses you, too. We can't wait to have you close, Les. It's so true.

Raleigh said...

Carmen San Diego. Yessssssss.

Alaina said...

I'm SO excited you'll be close! That's awesome news! Can't wait for some game nights, bread pudding, and dinners!

I now it will be tough to say goodbye - thinking of you.

Kristi said...

Another fun adventure in the life of Leslie is about to unroll. Know that I'll be anxiously awaiting every post to read about your new farm!
And how awesome that you worked Carmen San Diego into a post so effortlessly...

Melissa/Mel said...

Yeah for Indiana. Now i can visit you when i'm in the US :)

Anonymous said...

:(