Last week Morris and I moved to Nashville, TN. Morris’ job relocated him to the Nashville office, and I got to come back to my hometown.
This was the smoothest move I’ve ever had. Because all of our worldly possessions were packed, labeled, loaded, driven to Nashville, and stored by a moving company. It was a weird, but beautiful thing to see all of our dishes, pictures, and valuables (read: one 20″ inch TV) wrapped lovingly in bubble paper while we sat on the couch and watched.
We did have to clean up, though.
Leaving D.C. was Tough
It was tough to leave my friends and colleagues that I’ve grown to love over the past 6 1/2 years. It was tough to leave our church family where Morris and I have grown in our marriage and faith. And, it was heartbreaking to leave all my friends.
I cried so much one day, I gave myself a headache. I think it was all the farewell parties, cards, well wishes, and (even) a poem.
Reality hit me: I won’t see these folks on a regular basis. And, I’m going to miss them.
The Good, The Scary, and an Identity Crisis
|Me & My Nephew
The move is good, because we’re in the same city as my family, and we’re now driving distance from Morris’ family.
But the move is scary, because I left my respectable job as an energy analyst to be a writer.
You profession is indicative of your status in D.C. And, you can’t go anywhere without someone asking you (within 2 minutes of meeting you) “what do you do?”
Translation: Are you important enough for me to bother with?
I’ve almost bought into that mindset.
Morris and I are going to a BBQ this weekend, and I’m already rehearsing how to answer that question.
Am I having an identity crisis?
But, I think it’s a good thing.
Maybe I was too wrapped up in trying to impress people. Maybe this phase will lead to some much-needed self reflection. And, maybe this phase will lead to something awesome! Either way, I’m thrilled about the possibilities and the free time to focus on my dream.
Forgive me for Silence
As you might have noticed, I’ve been away from this blog for two months. Please forgive me. I thought that I could balance it all i.e. :
- work full-time
- write in the early mornings
- participate in the Count Me In/Capital One Business Accelerator Program
- launch a website
- write an ebook
- conduct relationship research
- keep up with my goal-setting group
- take a blogging class
- work out 3-4 times a week, cook dinner for my husband, travel, do informational interviews, be a career coach for college students, be active at church, spend time with friends and volunteer for the charities that I love.
- AND move half-way across the country
But, it turns out. I could not.And, when I found out about our move…I decided that I just wanted to soak up every last moment with my friends.
Thank you for coming back and visiting this blog! And thank you to Allison and Jessica C. for checking back and noting my absence. That means the world to me, because I wasn’t quite sure if anyone cared:-). I promise to be more consistent!
Up Next Week
Next week, we’ll be discussing chemistry and the problem with falling in love. I’ve received a couple of questions about this. So, I want to talk about it with you and share my thoughts.Please stay tuned…better yet subscribe
It’s good to be back. Love, Simone