Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tried and True

Perhaps one of the things that I'm having the hardest time with right now is leaving my friends. This move to Chicago is very exciting. I can't wait for it to happen. I'm looking forward to new landscape. New opportunities. Being nearby friends that I only get to see once a year (if that). Experiencing the big city life in a place that felt like home the last time I was there. So many awesome reasons to list!

And the guilt sets in.

In the midst of my excitement, there is also PEOPLE that I LOVE that I will be leaving. Friends that I have built relationships with over the years and worked hard at maintaining. Relationships that have taken years to cultivate and really get into the groove of feeling comfortable and safe with one another. I love people but it does take me a long time to let down barriers. They are still there although, over time I have held up less of a resistance. People are able to chisel into my life a lot more easier than before. However... nothing... I repeat nothing will come close to replacing the unique and beautiful friendships I have right now in Bellingham. In fact, it's the people I'm going to miss more than anything else.

I know this is all natural ebb and flow when uprooting ones' life. I'm here to share that as well as just let it all out! You can imagine what perfect timing it was to get the TRUTH kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. TRUE friends. Friends who get you to the core. It's scary, liberating and oh-so-wonderful! I look forward to building new "local" friendships but these ladies are irreplaceable, in my humble opinion.

REAL chevron. ;)

'nuff said.


Definitely excited to move. Definitely excited for all that is to come and I know that amazing new friends will pop up out of the woodwork. But I'm not forgetting those who know me and always will.  Thank goodness for Skype!!!


soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the colors and those chevrons!

Linda Beeson said...

The blue and yellow on your layout is wonderful, very cute! Wow on such a big move, good you have God on your side so things can fall together for you!!!

Penny said...

Beautiful layout! As a military brat that had to move every 3 or 4 years I can feel your pain, and then like I didn't get enough of it as a child I married a military man! We eventually separated but not before I had lived in another 5 states! Hang in there it will be okay! Love Penny