I can't even.
I AM SO STINKING HAPPY THAT I COULD JUST SPIT.
Staunton is the home I never knew I was homesick for. I have three whole friends who are wonderful and brilliant and funny and loving, and I have several other friends who aren't friends yet but are about to be. I spend every day surrounded by people who are passionate about the same things I am, and I'm constantly awed and humbled and intimidated by how knowledgeable these folks are.
Staunton is home to the 2013 Blackfriars Conference this week, which means I have no classes (YAY!), but also no time to do all the work I'd planned to get done for next week (BOO!). More importantly, I'm spending 10+ hours a day absorbing more Shakespeare than I can possibly take in, and IT IS AWESOME.
I have found my tribe, and though I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up, I'm one step closer to getting there. My only sadness is that none of my amazing new friends will come back to Oregon with me when we're done.
Life is so, so sweet.