Winter is my favorite season. I guess I’ve never truly experienced it though, living in Arizona. I’ve got this theory that it doesn’t actually count as a real winter unless you’ve got so much snow you despise it. Right now I’d give anything for snow, for cold, for a reason to drink a hot beverage and wear a sweater. It feels like a never ending summer here, and the fact that I’m missing out was punctuated by the gifts I got from my family. Some nice fluffy slippers, thigh highs, and thick wooly boot socks. All I can do now is stare at them and imagine how great they’re gonna be 7 months from now. I look forward to then, the Christmas with my family and seeing how much my niece has grown. But at the same time I’m still not homesick, I haven’t been, and I don’t think I will be. Before coming here I never knew how I would handle traveling alone, being away from people I’ve spent my whole life with… but I realize now it’s how I feel the most at home. I’d been plagued with the feeling of needing to get out and now that I have, it feels so right. So while I’m excited to be back in Arizona, I’m already looking forward to my next takeoff. I don’t know to where, I don’t know when, but that’s the best part. Anywhere my heart desires, I know I can make it happen. Chances are, wherever I go it’ll have a real winter, and I’ll be laying in bed freezing to death, reminiscing that time in Brazil I was laying in bed sweating to death. I can’t wait.
About Makenzie Leigh Meacham
Makenzie is passionate about environmental protection, food, and writing. She is involved in club soccer and has multiple jobs, her favorite being at a bookstore. She is accustomed to working hard to achieve what she desires, and intends on focusing that drive into her future career. Her most important goal for this year is to discover where her deepest passion lies, by allowing the outside world to influence and give shape to her untraveled soul. "For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." -Vincent Van Gogh