Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye is always hard.  This is my fourth time moving as an “adult” – heading off to college, heading off to my first job, heading off to South Carolina, and now moving back to California.  I ran across this on Pinterest a few weeks ago, after I had made the decision to move back to the West Coast.

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I’m so going to miss all the darling friends I’ve made in South Carolina.  I remember the first few months of living in Columbia, and just feeling so out of place and lonely.  Over the last 2 years I’ve found my own little place there, and all my own people.  Preparing to leave I’ve felt completely surrounded by love and friendship, it’s been both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

Even more than that though, I feel like I’m leaving behind this version of myself and growing and becoming a new, different me.  Let’s hope I can do it with some grace.

It’s hard to say goodbye to you, Soda City.  Thank you for the memories.  Thank you for the warm summer nights.  Thank you for teaching me what palmetto bugs are so I never have to live anywhere with them ever again.  Thank you for the endless supply of Gourmet Shop chicken salad.  Thank you for teaching me to like sweet tea and Bojangles.  Thank you for showing me how amazing it is to be friendly to strangers.  Thank you for teaching me how to drop a casual y’all.  Here’s to you.

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2 thoughts on “Saying goodbye

  1. Ksenija says:

    Great start on the road and great start of the blog. You and Remy will have fun on the road. Time to explore, time to think and reflect, and dream. It is a luxury and a gift these days, that not many people get to experience.
    Incidentaly the quote you have about leaving a place is by Iranian writer Azar Nafisi (not Nafasi) and I just finished reading her memoir Things I’ve Been Silent About. She is well known for her book Reading Lolita in Teheran, which was a big hit some time back. Whole Lolita was more her professional and literay memoir “Things” is about her mom and dad and her family. Talk about dysfuncion with a Persian slant.

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  2. Cathy says:

    Enjoy every minute! I did the same thing at your age but left California for Vermont!?!? Crazy but fun! Be safe and be happy!!! Love, Your “other” mother 🙂

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