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Leaving a City

July 1st, 2015 at 09:18 pm

I think it's a weird feeling to leave a city and know that you'll never have a reason to come back. When we left southern California after nearly 10 years, I was sad. But at the same time I never felt like I was leaving permanently and it turns out I was right. We always go back to visit and since having kids we've been going annually.

But this time it's different. This time I don't feel like I have the draw to visit and I am sad. I'm sad that I won't see the great friends we've made who've become like family. I feel like a big chunk of our lives were here.

I am tearing up over everything. Friends we've known pre kids or coworkers I'm saying good bye too. To friends we made from having kids. Or even therapist we've seen for 2 years from my kiddo every week. It's been tough saying good bye.

Also trying to "cram" in the last bit of pleasure before we move. All systems are go on the sale of our home. We finalized all paperwork. Everything should go smoothly. We are set to close on July 7th. It's incredible to be so close yet still feel like we are so far from being done.

I think it'll be easier after tomorrow night and we pack up the trailer with furniture and the movers. Then it's just the road trip packing and odds and ends.

DH is throwing things in boxes and really feeling the pressure. He said the last 5% of packing is the hardest! I can't wait for this trip to start.

5 Responses to “Leaving a City”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It sounds so natural to be emotional, because everything will change and your friends won't be nearby. Maybe you can Skype to stay in touch? {Hugs to you}

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yep, you nailed it! That's exactly how it feels to move and leave things behind. The city we just moved from I don't expect to go back to. No true ties. The city before maybe only because we loved it so much and I still in stay in touch with one friend there. And I did go back many times in the three years we were close. I stay in touch with another friend but she moved, too!

    My daughter cried saying goodbye to her flute teacher!

    I am thankful for Facebook to have the feeling that we are still in touch with people we have known in past places.

    ((Hugs)) It's all normal. I should also warn you that the first year in a new place is a culture shock, EVERYTHING is new. Only after the second year does it really feel like home. I'm sure it will be worth it.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    I can't imagine! I feel like I'm done moving to new places. The only place I can currently envision moving to (and it doesn't seem to be a realistic option) is Oxford, England, and that's not a "new" place because my husband lived there for over a decade and we have a ready-made friend base there.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    It IS a big deal to move away forever! May the place you are leaving arise pleasantly and comfortingly in your dreams every now and then.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It is hard moving from a place you've lived a decent amount of time - especially when you don't know if you'll ever go back. I've moved a lot in my life, but have been able to go back to quite a few of the previous places. You just don't know that's going to happen when you leave though.

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