I have an hour until my next flight to Houston. Initially, I was going to finishing read Siddhartha but when I got here I had an idea to edit the footage I recorded this far in the trip and put it together. I have never been to Texas or Florida. Even though I will be there for a millisecond I still find it pretty cool. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT I WILL BE IN CUBA IN JUST A FEW DAYS!!! It has literally been a dream of mine for so long. I don’t want to say I gave up on the dream but I was beginning to lose hope. Maybe this wasn’t the right time or group of people. I appreciate my closest friends and roommates Cierra and Savannah for constantly reminding me why I do the things I do. These women inspire and motivate me to keep going when sometimes I just want to curl into a ball and give up. Never underestimate the power of an incredible circle. In general, my friends are some of the fiercest travelers who don’t take shit from anyone. I only hope to grow more like them.The love and support I constantly receive from my family sustain me. I wouldn’t be who I am without any of these people. I intend on taking all of them with me in my heart and in my heart. Hearing my mom telling me to pack warm clothes not just maxi dresses. Or my best friend Cierra urging me to venture outside of my comfort zone knowing that’s what I always say to her. I’m learning to follow my own advice. Learning to care for myself the way I care for others. Learning to let go of the things I can’t control. And every day growing closer to the person I strive to be.