She’s leaving home…

Last night was Emily’s going away party. Her last big send off. The big farewell. Great turn out. Great crowd. A lot of emotions.

Emily’s going away speech

We all headed to Crawdaddy’s from Emily’s house and I can honestly say I’ve never had a more-talky-less-dancey night out in my life. But I loved it. It totally sounds like I’m getting old before my time but it really was great just chatting and catching up with people.

Unsurprisingly emotions were high and the tears were flowing for a lot of people but, heartless as it may have looked on my part, my eyes stayed dry all night. I suppose it still hasn’t hit home for me yet. I know I’lll be seeing Emily again before she goes but I still can’t seem to fully grasp the fact that we only have about 3 days left before I don’t see her for a year.

I’m not the type that can say we’ll be in touch via the interwebs the whole time and that acts as a satisfactory substitute because virtual contact simply doesn’t have the same genuity as real life. Having said that I am so grateful that I live in an age where one can make an international video phonecall to the other side of the world for free and I’m so glad that I’ll be able to stay in contact with Emily on the other side of the world, my college mates scattered across Europe and my friends from home while I’m in Granada.

As Shane said to me last night, Emily’s leaving isn’t going to hit me until she’s gone. Expect the emotional vlog when it hits me for realz.

Here’s to the precious last few days.

We'll Miss You Emily

We'll Miss You Emily