June 22, 2012
Moving On Up
I wanted to share something more personal today on the blog. Something beyond the cute new Miu Miu sandals I scored on sale at Nordstrom (see above) or the amazing lunch I had yesterday with Crystalin from In The City With Crystalin, both definite highlights of my week. Instead, I thought I'd share something a little deeper, a little more real.
So here goes:
Today marks the last that I will live in Portland, maybe not ever, but for now. This change, this move, is probably the biggest thing that has ever happened to me. You see, I never left home really. Yes, I moved out of my parent's house when I was 18 but I never moved to a different city for college or work. I've always known that my parents were less than a twenty minute drive away and I always knew where my favorite bar, bakery, store, salon, etc. where. Let me tell you, there is comfort in knowing where the best mac & cheese is in a city.
While I'm incredibly excited to start a new chapter in my life with my guy, a new, more grown up chapter, I can't help but feel like this day is bittersweet. We have a gorgeous new apartment to settle into, amazing new jobs, but this new life will take time to get used to. I'm going to get home sick, I'm sure, and it will take time for me to settle in to our new normal. But soon enough, I'll realize that my parents are less than a short three hour car ride away and I'm sure I'll quickly discover new favorite restaurants. I'll settle in. Until then, I'll take a step into the dark, not really knowing what lay on the other side.