Reactions to "hey I love you also I'm leaving the country for a year, k good talk bye" have been mixed.
My best friends have never been ones to mince words:
My cousins' reactions were generally along these lines:
My Uncle Donn is concerned:
Uncle Jeff doesn't seem surprised:
And my mother is emotional:
And I'm going to miss them all. As well as the people who had wonderful in-person reactions that don't translate well to inline images. Like my dad, and Brendan, and Jason, and my sweet Grandparents who immediately panicked and called my mom to tell her that under no circumstances was I to move to Bogotá. I am not moving to Bogotá. It's okay, Grandma.