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!