I am going to fly out to San Diego and drive up the coast to Portland. I think it will be a very healing trip and I'm excited to do this since I've wanted to do that road trip for a while. I took my leave of absence from school yesterday and was told that, due to the circumstances and that it's so early in the semester, that I might be able to get all of my money back. It was a tough decision to make, but after I did all of that, it was like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I feel like I can grieve now and not worry about anything else.
My job has been so supportive and this entire experience really made me feel so incredibly lucky to have such amazing people in my life.