I’ve been thinking about lasts a lot lately. A few weeks ago the kids I nanny for moved into a new house and I had one last walk around their old house. Remembering all the times we went swimming in that pool, jumping from the waterfall trying not to burn out feet on the rocks. Feeling the crisp cold air on our faces when we would play in the leaves in the backyard. Our noses would turn pink because it was soooo cold outside. Sitting on the couches in the family room where I held each of their little baby bodies. The kitchen table where crafts were taken to a new level and oats were eaten prrractically every summer morning.
How I’ll miss that house.
And then there was school last week. Walking such a long way in the heat to catch the shuttle, hearing the birds chirp and the neighborhood dogs bark Thinking of all the times I cursed the heat because I was so sweaty and sticky when I got to the shuttle. Taking in the scenery-that you can only see from a grayhound bus, seeing the house with creepy statues lined up around a pool and the walkway in the front yard-the Phoenix skyline doesn’t look as good in a regular car. Walking to class, smelling starbucks, hearing the homeless people talk to themselves, seeing friends pass by.
Remembering sitting in my classes, there was this one class that when I sat down and crossed my legs I would hit my knee soooo hard-never crossed my knees in that class again. Remembering the feeling of relief on the very last day, everyone was so cheery, filled with excitement to graduate and move on to the next chapter. And the smiles, I’ll never forget the smiles.
Lasts get me so nostalgic, isn’t it crazy how quickly things change? I feel like it was just yesterday when I started my very first class at asu. Each time the semester ended it felt like it all flew by. Soon I was registering for my last classes and getting ready to put it all in the bag. I guess that’s just the thing with lasts it’s fun to sit in the moment and realize-this is my last time I’ll be here, and you just soak it all in.
Soak it in my friends.
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