Hey, It's Owen. I just had one of the funnest (most depressing) parties of my life: The good-bye party with friends before our trip to Europe. I invited 5 of my closest friends. They all came, and they all got to sleep over. It was an RPG (more specifically Dungeons & Dragons) party. We all did RPG for 3 hours straight. Last night one of my friends (I won't say names) kinda kept us up. We got quiet at 1:30 am. I'm not sure when we fell asleep. My mom hired one of my most favorite babysitters to be the dungeon master. He and I are also going to go buy comics on Tuesday for me to take with me on the plane. It's going to be the last time I get to hang out with him before I leave.
All my friends have just left, and it's really depressing. I think writing about it is helping though. I'm really glad that my friends got to come and say goodbye, (it would mean a lot less virtually) (I'm putting a lot of thing in parenthesis, aren't I).
I think I'm going to like it in Europe, but I'm also going to miss my friends. I'm just glad some of my friends have Skype (and online telephone system where you get audio and video).
I'm looking forward to going to San Francisco, so I can cross the Golden Gate Bridge one more time before I go (that was on my list of things to do), but I'm also dreading it, because that means we're one enormous step closer to leaving.
I think the thing I looking forward to least is the plane trip. I'll have about 16 hours to think about how I won't see my friends for a year.
I'm looking forward to Europe, and all in all I'm glad I got to have this party. Without being able to say goodbye to all my closest friends, I don't think I'd get by.