Arizona opened me up to another perspective; one that takes the scenic route and appreciates the value of small talk between two strangers. A good good friend of mine introduced me to leaving life up to serendipity. Put yourself in an open state of mind, let things happen for you, and be willing to say yes when the time comes. Living in a city such as Seattle, it is easy to forget what happens outside of skyscrapers, Big Mario's pizza, underground transit centers, and 6 Starbucks coffee shops all within a half mile radius. Or better yet, HOW (italicize) it happens. I learned that slow and steady wins the race, and to take life in moderation. Laugh at things that don't really matter with people you met yesterday and may never see again. Get drunk on a golf course with your grandpa and shoot 50 over par. Restart and finish a book you started 6 months ago because you finally realize how much time is really in a day. I'm probably rambling but I'm sure you get the picture. To say Arizona was just a trip to grandma and grandpas house would undervalue all the things I learned in a short 4 days. Skyblue.