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Giving myself time to think

Being able to take necessary me time, I swear, makes me a better friend & person.  Honestly, when I travel all the time I feel like I'm mad at the world, it's probably just exhaustion, but I sure hope it doesn't show.  (I am working on this, by the way.)
I just get so many ideas when I'm not subconsciously blocking them out because I can't handle anything else in my head.

For example, this week I emailed my AE group #1 (Elena & Liz) that the dome program ended.  It was a short & sweet email, nothing special.  They've both moved away from Chicago & I hear from them every once in awhile.
They both responded so quickly with updates & hellos (Liz is even traveling in Indonesia right now).

The bond I had/have with my AE groups (I was there long enough to experience 2.) I don't think will ever go away or be replicated.  Put 3 people who are very different in one cube, give them the shittiest projects, & bam... magic.  Oh and you could add spending hours with each other in IGo cars too.

One of my outreach projects that I did for 2 years and pretty much hated it at the time, is probably when I became super close with Liz & Rubina (my partners in crime for their respective years).  Liz even said in her reply, "Lisa, without our pv field trips I might not have made it through that winter :/"  

That time was so ... interesting ... but something I will never forget.

oh reflection time how i realize how essential you are and how i love you
elena, liz & i on elena's last day 2011
AE group 1
rubina, kyle, & i in april
AE group 2

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