So for the first two weeks in August, I went to New York to visit family there. I almost didn’t go. I dragged my feet on purchasing the tickets and right up until the last minute was thinking “Maybe I should just stay home, save the money, maybe take a week or two off and just do nothing and mentally prepare myself for graduate school…” but then I received a video clip of my niece”graduating” from her little gymnastics play group. I watched her be helped across the balance beam, and as soon as she was lifted onto the ground she ran toward the camera, beaming with smiles, clapping her hands and chirping “Yaaaaaaaay!!!!!!” I sighed, opened southwest.com, and immediately booked my flights.