Today is my last day in Palawan — I will be flying out of Puerto Princesa tonight at 7:30PM, and I can already feel the nostalgia settling in. Bittersweet last day, for sure!
This morning, the staff surprised me with an original “bon voyage” song (sung to the tune of “Happy Birthday”), some delicious muffins, and a lovely Thank You card. Gosh, I am going to miss these people! I think one of the only things that makes leaving not so sad is trusting that I will be back. This summer has marked my life in significant ways, and I can’t imagine not returning here at a later time. In fact, Ami and Marcus were talking this morning about what we could do when I come back (I love that we all assume I will be back)!!
I also want to say thank you to all my friends and family back home who have been following my blog. I loved opening my email every day to a slew of alerts that people had commented on my blog — the support and encouragement from home was definitely appreciated.
I will post again once I am safely back in New Hampshire (can’t wait to see my mom, dad, and brother at the airport, and, of course, Lani, when I get home), which I expect to be late Friday night (August 1st). I think after that, this particular blog will be retired, but this trip has definitely stirred in me the desire to keep adventuring, so who knows when it will be necessary to start up a new blog!