Its all starting to sink in. This is really happening. We are really moving. Moving out of the DC area is something that both Adam and I have been wanting so eagerly for a long time but now that its here it feels as if I am standing on the door of an airplane about to be pushed out into my first skydive ever.
Moving to a new place is not a new concept for me but moving to a new place of our choosing is. The last time I had such a large move was from Caracas to the US but back then it felt as if I were going to the doctor’s office to mend a dislocated shoulder and the doctor were speaking to me casually, asking me about my day and what my hobbies were. You know, casual… then the next thing you know “YANK!”. The doctor pulls my arm and pops that baby back into place without me even knowing it was coming. Yes, that was what moving from Caracas to here felt like to me: quick and without me really knowing it was happening but so glad it did happen.
Moving is bittersweet because, although we are so very eager for change and know in our hearts this is the next correct step in our lives, it still means saying goodbye to a large part of our lives. We grew up here, even though we had separate paths for a good part of it. Our friends and family are still here, our favorite places, our first apartment, that place we went to on our first date, everything.
Today was one of those days where it felt very REAL and yet I felt like I was in a parallel universe. I have three work days left at the gym and to be honest, it has been one of my favorite jobs yet. Yes, there were days I was so frustrated I turned purple and almost threw in the towel (but lets be real here, every job has those moments) but all those other days where I met incredible people who just made my day brighter was worth the purple faced days 🙂 . For example, there is this incredible woman who walks up to complete strangers and hugs them and tells them they are wonderful. She was talking with this complete stranger and in the end she says “Come here honey” gives him a big hug and kiss on the cheek and tells him he is a wonderful person and wishes him a wonderful day. People like that are gems, I love her and have gotten many wonderful hugs from her. I’ve loved working with my team, they are my work family and will miss them dearly. I got this job at a time where I was very vulnerable and am grateful everyday to the manager who hired me because he helped me restore my confidence and by doing so it allowed for me to put the past behind me. I’ve been so incredibly happy these past few months soul searching, growing my blog and helping out financially with the bills. I am so eternally grateful to him for believing in me and seeing that I was more than a failed business owner with no gym experience (because that is what I felt like at that time… a failure) and I am also so very grateful to my husband for allowing me this freedom to grow and explore.
Now, on my last week of work I met with this lovely gal to pick up some beautiful home decor pieces (to be DIY’d next year) and ironically it was at the old place we used to live at in Alexandria. It was like deja vu all over again. After that I headed to the new gym my company (soon to be former employer) recently took over which happened to be the gym I used to belong to when I lived there. It was weird, it was like I took a step back in time 4 + years ago because everything around me looked so similar and yet it felt like it could never be the same – the energy was different, I am different. I walked around my old stomping grounds and yet I felt like a complete stranger in the place I once used to call home. Everything has changed now. Even when I drive down my neighborhood, it just feels different. It feels like a place we no longer belong. Virginia’s purpose for both Adam and I has been fulfilled and now we are so eager for our next adventure. I cannot wait to see what Colorado has in store for us. Please share your thoughts on moving or this post in general below 🙂 <3