Thursday, September 6, 2012

Missing San Antonio

I have been missing San Antonio this week. My love for San Antonio comes from the relationships and lives that we built there from scratch. The feeling started as we approached the Democratic National Convention since the Mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, gave the keynote address. No matter what your political leanings are, he made San Antonio proud.

The next piece of news that made me miss San Antonio is actually very very happy news. Dear friends have adopted a baby girl! The tough thing is that I can't stop by their house one day after work to meet her.

I am also adjusting to new routines at work with my caseload of students to advise and my new class. At the same time, my Facebook news feed still shows many updates from my last university, which is gearing up for football. We attended every UTSA home football game last season, so it was a big part of our fall. For now, I plan to make it to one SJSU football game, but it will not be the same as sitting in our seats nearby colleagues from Student Affairs and IT.

Having the experience of building our lives in San Antonio from scratch gives me confidence in our ability to build a good life in the Bay Area, but this takes time. I also know that I have other "homes" in Ohio and Texas that will be there if our lives takes a different route. I am still enjoying the journey.


John Grafton said...

Now I'm missing San Antonio, too! :)

Unknown said...

And San Antonio Misses You too :)

Alison said...

It does take a while to settle somewhere new...I reckon you're doing really well!
Alison xx

Sharis said...

Sara! I miss you, too!