Monday, November 19, 2012

it has been eight years

It's a weird thing driving away from everything you know and love, looking out the back of the car and waving to your friends who are standing in your driveway, that isn't even yours anymore, sort of like what you see in the movies. It's sad and it's scary but it's also exciting because moving to the other side of the country is an adventure and adventures are exciting.

Moving right before high school is not an ideal time to move, can we all agree on this? But when you think about it, unless your child isn't in school yet, there is never going to be a good time to move. So all in all, I think my parents did have our best interests at heart and everything has ended up working out. 

The first few months were the hardest.  You're physically stuck in this new place with your heart in a whole different place, you're trying to make new friends but only truly worried about maintaining your friendships "back home", you know you need to move forward but really, you just want to go back.  But then it gets easier because you meet someone and think "BFF material" and then it happens and you're like "sweetness." 

I used to constantly think about what my life would be like if we had never moved, would I be dating the guy I crushed on so badly? would I have played sports in high school? where would I have gone to college? I don't do that anymore because I have Cooper and I can't imagine my life without him for one second and if I happen to, it hurts too badly to even remotely move forward with that thought.

Basically, everything comes full circle and it's pretty awesome.  I hated moving here and then I loved living here and then I wanted to move back and then I had Cooper and finally understood; if we never would have moved here then I never would have gotten my Cooper and him and I? we were meant to be. 

The past eight years in Georgia have brought so much.  New best friends, a four year relationship filled with a lot of heartache, fun flings, my first real job, high school and graduation, college, falling in love with Frank, welcoming Cooper into this world, hardships and more.  

Here's to change, because it all happens for a reason baby!    


  1. Ah gosh reading this post just makes my heart so full thinking about the love between you and Coop :) Everything really does happen for a reason, that's been my motto for as long as I can remember. Hope you have a happy day today love.

  2. I totally could've written this post! I moved from Oregon to Southern CA the summer right before high school. I haaaaated it at first but then it was great! We moved back to OR though.