Getting to JFK

So I should not have made my plane today, but God helped. I know that sounds odd, but I might be able to let one or two of these things pass, but not all of these. Here is the story.

I could not fall asleep last night, so I fell asleep at around 2:30am. But I needed to get up at 6 am. NO sleep. So my phone was set wake me up at 6 am, but here at 12:30 it still has not gone off. Why was I awake and why did I look at my watch at 6:45 to see that I needed to leave?

I was traveling from Midtown to JFK, so I took the E. But first I had to catch the 6. The 6 took 10+ mins to come, but luckily the E and the Airtrain came with in a minute of when I got there. You never walk off a train to walk onto another.

Also I was using a metrocard that had $7 dollars, but when I went in it looked like I had $3 dollars left. I had no idea how I was going to pay for the Airtrain. (I am a poor college student and have NO cash). When I got to the Airtrain I had $5.25 just enough for the $5 ticket. (PS the subway was $2.50, so $7 dollars still does not add up.)

As I said I have no money. My parents were going to pay for the one checked bag. I was going to use their card number online, but Delta’s website had an issue with the expiration date on the card. So no money from my parents. Delta help said that I could still pay the $23 not $25 at JFK, but that is still $23 I don’t have to spend. So I got to JFK trying counting cash and the few dollars in my checking account to see how much I needed to put on the card and what would cause an overdraft. I got to the counter and told them about the note on the account and they just waved the fee. I now have money for lunch!

As you know I woke up 45 minutes late. So I was still worried about security (luckily check in only had 1 person infront of me). Luckily I could walked through security with no line and only a quick double check on my shoes and water bottle.

Now I had to walk to my gate. Some how it was the opposite side of the terminal, but I still made my plane with about 5-10 minutes before boarding. I made it! With all of these things it could not just be coincidence; things got taken care off. I feel like if anyone of these things (I know if two) did not happen I would not have made my plane. I have must have a reason to get back to Spokane.

Lets see what the rest of the traveling brings. Free lunch?

Rest

Finals are almost over. I can breath again. This awful semester is over. So the question is now what?

I am excited to read a book on a plane. I am excited to see my family again. I am excited to not think about electricity, heat, sets, flams, entropy, Amperian loops, chord progressions, relations, or Boltzmann factors.

Rest is a brilliant thing that can allow you to start again. My goal is to finish the book I started at the beginning of the semester, start Lord of the Rings, and enjoy people again. A side goal will be to experience silence again. College is nice, but with so many people there is never a moment that you are purely alone and can enjoy silence.

After this rest it is off to enjoy old friends, and new friends in the great big city of New York. I am looking forward to this amazing time of city life. (Sadly I am in a town that is neither city nor the country.)

After this break, it is back to school for an amazing month long class on digital photography. (Any amazing shots will get published somewhere: here, FB, Flicker?) Also January should bring a time to reconnect with friends from school since we will all be taking fairly easy months. (Oh yeah, and I will try to independently get ahead on understanding Maxwell’s crazy discoveries about light.)

I can’t wait to have rest.

Family

I am so excited. I just can’t hide it. Ok ok, I am not a Pointer Sister but I kind of wish I could be, or at least Stevie Wonder.

But the reason I am so excited is that I get to spend Christmas with my whole family (including my nieces and nephews). And it’s going to be in a nice snowy area (even though I would love a break from the snow, a change in the snow will do). And there is no cell service so I can actually spend time with my family. This will be one of the best holidays I can remember. I can’t wait.

The reason why I can’t wait is because I have not seen any of my family since early September, and we have not all been together since last Thanksgiving. In this gap there have been surgeries, birthdays, baby announcements, and growth of all kinds. I can’t wait for stories to be shared and all the laughter that will be present.

Another perk is the lack of cell service. I have had a long and hard semester and these two weeks of little communication will be a blessing of rejuvenation. I just can’t wait.