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.
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.