And then there's the separation anxiety. I guess we should be used to it by now considering this will be the third BIG move in three years. But it always gets to me no matter how good we have it down. I also always feel a little sad when we leave a place. There is actually a quote that best describes this feeling:
"You will never be completely at home again, because part of your
heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the
richness of loving and knowing people in more then one place."
- Miriam Adeney
I get sad about leaving the place as it holds wonderful memories and experiences but it is more of the people I miss most. It is much easier to leave a place if you don't really know anyone there. But being the social person I am one of the first things I need to do when moving to a new place is meet awesome people! I have met and made friends with so many AMAZING people over the last couple of years. And I am so thankful and grateful to have them in my life. Though I have remained in touch with most of them(some more then others) the physical disconnect puts a strain on the relationship that no amount of letters, emails or phone calls can keep whole. Though the correspondence helps it is just the unfortunate reality of being thousands of miles apart. I can't just call them to hang out or grab a bite to eat. But there is an upside to this though! I get to look forward to reuniting with my friends in the future. The potential to one day share a cup of coffee and chat with them once again almost makes up for all the time spent away.
I guess I shouldn't spend time dwelling on the sad parts of this transition but rather looking forward to the future. Only good things can come our way! That's not to say there won't be trying times. But for the first time in my life I can say that this is the most confident I have ever felt about a decision. Sure I am going to miss Florida and everyone here that I made a connection with but if we never came here I would have never had the opportunities and experiences this past year gave me. So no regrets and no looking back.
Now if only the house would pack itself........ :P