Tuesday, June 25, 2013

10 Days Out

Just some things floating around in my head.
I can't believe that in only 10 days I will be leaving San Diego. 
I am so excited for this next adventure of mine. Even though I don't have anything lined up I am dreaming of finding my next job. I am excited to meet new people and make new friends. I am moving in with family when I get there. But I am looking at houses and dreaming of taking a small country cottage and making it my own. 

This past weekend I was able to spend some time with a few people before I leave. Drinks and dancing to a live band is always a good way to spend a Saturday night.  I get such different reactions when someone finds out where I am moving. Most just don't understand why in the world I would leave this city. I'm not going to lie though, some mornings I am not sure of the reason either. But I am going to try it out because I know I can always come back. 

I have one more weekend in San Diego. I want to have some sort of BBQ, get together. But I think it is so strange to plan a going away party for yourself. And honestly I just don't have time for all of that.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

17 Days Out

It is amazing the amount of items that one can accumulate over the course of a couple years. 
I moved here almost the same way I am moving to South Carolina. The only difference was I brought a dresser this last time. 
What is also amazing is how much stuff I am just willing to get rid of. I went and sold a bunch of clothes and shoes to a resale store. A lot of the items were worn once or not at all. A hand full still had tags. I know I am not the only one out there that has those kinds of items in their closet. But why do we buy them. And even more why do we keep them? Just to take up space makes no sense to me. I also donated three garbage bags full of clothes that I just don't wear any longer. I still can't believe that I ever said I had nothing to wear.
A few days ago I packed up most of the clothes that I am taking with me but figured I wouldn't be wearing before I leave. Eight large bags of clothes that I can not get rid of but I wouldn't be wearing in a one month time frame is excessive. Even in my own eyes. I only left out one drawer of basic t-shirts and neutrals and a few things hanging in my closet, the basics and probably the only things that I should be taking with me. But I can't just let go of the other items. 
Now the hard part is going to start. Today I am about to go through the drawers and boxes of miscellaneous items that I have acquired. This is where the memories are going to spring up. I know I will have a story for every item I have held onto.
It's 17 days out and the closer I am getting to July 5th the more excited I am about leaving California. Every day that goes by and my phone doesn't ring or make a sound, except for a twitter notification, makes me feel secure in the fact that this is the right choice for me. Why should I be sad to leave this city when not even my friend or family is making an effort to see me before I go.  

Monday, June 17, 2013

CA to SC

Well it's official... On July 5th I will be making the big move from California to South Carolina. 
I am packing up whatever fits in the Volvo and making the 35 hour drive to the east coast. 

 As I am beyond excited to get there and start this new adventure. I do have a part of me that is a bit scared to go. I don't have a job lined up yet and the unknown is always a bit scary. But I have faith that I will be fine. I know that is where I am suppose to be at this point in my life. 

San Diego has been my home forever and although I am sad to leave this beautiful city behind I just don't see anything left here for me, at least not right now.