What do you do when you have no idea what else to do with your life for a week? Tag along with your friend for a road trip for no other reason than because you can! As my time on Nantucket was inching closer and closer to the end, I was finding it more and more difficult emotionally to deal with leaving. Every day was another notch on the countdown, every laugh shared with a friend was followed by a tear, knowing that soon I would be thousands of miles from them. I decided in a moment of emotional breakdown that I needed to go, to just rip the bandaid and slip away quietly without a fuss or a big goodbye. The reality of this is it would have cost me a lot of money to change my flight to Ireland. I knew I needed to get away for the sake of my sanity but couldn’t justify doing it this way. It’s a strange feeling when you don’t ever want to leave a place but at the same time feel like you need to leave right away because the heartbreak of leaving just increases every day. Like a knight in shining armour, my friend Domenica arrived back on Nantucket from an awesome road trip she had been doing. When she told me she was flying to Colorado to pick up her car and drive her life to LA for her newest adventure, I spontaneously decided to go with her before flying to Ireland from Boston next week. It literally broke my heart to say goodbye to my friends early and there were many tears and way too many shots of tequila but it’s something I needed to do if I wanted to leave with my head in some sort of healthy state.
So, here we are, one broken-down airplane, two redirected flights and three pieces of lost luggage later, sitting in a coffee shop in Boulder, Colorado. It’s freezing, snowing and I’ve been in the same clothes for three days (thanks US Airways). Follow our adventure on Twitter! Lorna & Domenica #LifeIsFunny.