May 26, 2016

What I'm Really Going to Miss

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… seven malls [three high end] within thirty minutes of my apartment.

… playing kickball on the National Mall on Thursday nights in the summer. #airlikesilk

… randomly walking to dinner with Le Husband for a date night.

… our first home together in apartment 13.

… TAPS every week night from Fort Myer. #dayisdone #mybedtimecue

… soccer games at the Sportsplex with my teammates. #sevenyearslater

… teaching BODYPUMP to classes of 50+.

… dancing the night away at multiple bars either in DC or Arlington. #herestothenightswefeltalive

… lifting at the big boy gym and pumping heavy weight.

… hundreds of restaurants to choose from when we don't feel like cooking.

… trendy restaurants which new fusion ideas.

… early morning bike rides into the city for kickball practice.

… groups texts planning an impromptu happy hour due to gorgeous weather.

… walking [or driving] to Menchies for a late night snack.

… sushi nights with friends when Le Husband is out of town.

… my bestest and her sweet lil family.

… pool time in the summer. #lovemypoolfamily

… meeting soccer peeps at bars to watch the US play. #copaamericanextmonth #wherewilliwatch

… having my two best friends and sissys a text and short drive away. #ughgonnacrynow

… family brunches after church and dinners after soccer on Sundays.

… my parents cheering at our Sunday night soccer games. #33andtheystillcometowatchmeplay

… kickball night in America.

… my friends.

… the Cowboys beating the deadskins at home. #ilovetogloatoverthatteam

… sissy wine nights and dance parties.

… Pollo Rico dinner nights.

… a job which gives me plenty of vacation and the ability to use it whenever I want.

… my family. #hearthurting

We picked this adventure and are more than ready for something new, but that doesn't mean we turn our backs on our past. Northern Virginia holds so many special memories to us as a couple, dating and married and it will always be our FIRST home together. I am also leaving the place I've called home since 1998. I'm leaving friends, teams, jobs and memories behind which is sad. Knoxville is going to be a huge change, a good change, but a huge change. I am excited to start our new life, but I already miss my family and friends. To new beginnings with old memories to keep me company on the journey.

22 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

I can imagine how bittersweet this time is for you - wanting to be excited for everything coming, but sad with everything you're going to miss!! Just think how many people will come visit you now! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Ashley Brickner said...

Gosh, I know this is bittersweet. Thinking of you, friend!

Nikki said...

So bittersweet but bigger and better things are to come!

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

It's always so bittersweet leaving somewhere you've called home and have so many great memories tied to, but also exciting to meet new people and create new memories in your new home! Good luck with the move!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Aww this was sweet! Your first home together is a super special one! Xo

LMW said...

Just remember, nothing is permanent and you can always go back home!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

The good news is that new adventures are always exciting and fun because you have so many new things to explore and new memories to make. But I can imagine how hard it is to move from somewhere you've lived for 18 years and away from your family!

Amanda | Kids and Cabernet said...

I'm sure it's bittersweet, but also exciting to think of all of the new things and adventures that await you both! xx

Tamara Farhat said...

A couple of years ago I moved across the world to live here in Cali. I definitely know how you feel, but I'm sure you're gonna love your new home.

Good luck in your next adventure!

XoXo,

Tamara - LoveofMode.com

Mary Sue Somyak said...

You're making me miss DC even more! It's so hard to leave that gorgeous city, but it will be fun for you to visit! For us, going back marks our favorite trips of the year and we hold all of the memories from our happiest years there. We miss it like crazy, so I feel all of your feels right now! I'm excited to hear about your new adventure! Best of luck!!

Missy said...

When I moved away from "home" 5 years ago it was so bittersweet, I know that you are feeling the same way. You can always go back. And Knoxville is such a great town! Enjoy your new adventures!

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

So bittersweet - so many great times have been had but so many new great times to be had ahead.

Jen said...

It's definitely a bittersweet time, but you are going to have an amazing adventure in Knoxville.

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

It will be interesting for you to look back and read this later on and see what you still miss and also what "replacements" you found on your new journey :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Bittersweet!

Sparkles and Lattes said...

I love this list and all your memories you shared of your time in Arlington and DC. Such a great walk down memory lane. Definitely bittersweet. Can't wait to see what your next adventure holds.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i think it is absolutely normal to feel bittersweet or think about what you will miss, even when you chose something or are excited for the future. it's hard.

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

Wow, you are just amazing. I don't think I would have it in me to leave where I am. I grew up here and I think i would miss my family, and miss the bond my kids get with their cousins and watch them be as close to them as I was with mine. I'm excited for you and excited to see how this unfolds for you guys!

Emily said...

I got goosebumps reading this...so many amazing things you have there but I'm sure you'll be able to build similar relationships/teams/networks in Knoxville and still be able to visit your close family from time to time. Change is scary but sometimes it's good for the soul. I moved to Florida from Trinidad when I was 19 and found my way with no family or friends in the country :-) You'll be fine with the new adventures.

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Oh girl I totally feel you on this! Such great memories you've had especially with a lot of firsts. I know you guys will create new memories, but it won't be the same. It's really been hitting me the last few weeks that I'm really gonna be moving in less than 2 months and that's it...my entire life will be different. Scary, but exciting at the same time! Cheers to new adventures and memories girl!!

Sara Elizabeth said...

What amazing memories... I can't imagine how hard it will be to leave but I know that you and the Hubs will make new memories and grow together even more as you embrace your new adventure in Knoxville!

Elle Sees said...

you'll be that much closer to me in Atl!! hehe ;)