Today I left Chicago with a heavy heart and the knowledge that I was doing it for all the right reasons. As I sit here at O'hare I want to thank all the friends I made here in Chicago for embracing me with an open heart and open minds. I was impressed with your kind nature and your inviting ways and this demeanor helped ease my transition to a new city and a new life. Your kindness allowed me to relax and be myself as I tried to find my way in the windy city. Thank you to all of you. Over the next couple of months I look forward to embarking on my life's goal, and to hanging out with you once again on those occasions when I come back to visit. Thank you.