It is almost time for me to say goodbye to you. It was just over a year ago that I flew here to meet you. Never knowing that you would become such a big part of me. I love so many things about you. I love your oceans, your beaches, and your attractions. I love the smells, the many cultures, and the feeling you give me just by being here. I love Gator football, and roar of enthusiasm at game time. I love having a cold beer, on one of your hot summer days. I love driving down your long stretches of highway until I reach Miami. Singing my heart out, until I am surrounded by beach and palm trees. You have so many beautiful places. You take my breath away at times.
More then anything, you hold some of the most beautiful people I have ever met. I never thought that I could fall in love with so many different kinds of people in one place. They are different, quirky, and funny. They taught me fashion, religions, cultures, and friendship. I was destined to meet each and everyone of them. Florida to me has become them. All their smiling faces, surrounded by your beautiful background. :)
Thank you for the moments you have given me here. I am amazed at who I have become since I have been here. You took a depressed, Midwestern girl, who hadn't quite found herself and turned her into a woman who has her own sense of style, courage, and strength. This year has been packed full of "Florida memories"- ones I can't wait to take back with me.
The Midwest is my home.. but you FL... well you have my heart! I'll be back, you're far too alluring to stay away for long.
(its not goodbye its...) See ya later (gator),