A whole new world

by statia on June 13, 2004

Last night we took her out for her birthday. Last year we decided to start a birthday tradition, and this year, things were different. We’re both moving to opposite sides of the country. So even though she tried to protest and let me off the hook because he was in town, I wasn’t having any of it. We’ll probably only see each other a handful of other times because of being so busy in the coming weeks.

We hopped in a cab and headed downtown, and I drank in as much of the city (figuratively of course) as I could. Admiring its beauty, and letting the realization sink in, that I won’t be a short drive away in a mere month. We talked about all the things that we’ll miss, and won’t miss. We definitely won’t miss the more often than not, crappy weather. We definitely won’t miss snow, and long winters. We won’t miss the schulkyll, or the smell of urine that Philadelphia has in the summertime. We will miss being able to see eachother whenever we want. I’ll miss water ice, and cheesesteaks, and for as much as I’ve been there this weekend, Wawa. The little things that I’ve taken for granted over the last 7 years, aren’t going to be there anymore. It’s weird, and it hasn’t fully sunk in yet.

I’ll be of course, trading in old and busted, for new hotness. As much as I’ve loved living here for the past seven years, I’ve been rutted for a long time. I’ve got all sorts of new and exciting things to discover. Learning a new area, and how to get around. Living in a different timezone (I don’t know why this is such a big deal to me, maybe it’s because I know that if my mother does decide to call me, I know she’s got a limited window of time to do it, heh). But the most important reason: Him. And that is totally worth all of the new and exciting scariness.

{ 3 comments }

Lisa June 13, 2004 at 9:38 am

It’s so exciting! Seriously. There’s nothing that says “new me” more than moving right the hell across country. Unfortunately, there’s nothing like being on opposite coasts to better illustrate “I miss my friend” either. I’m glad to hear you’re so excited about this move. It brings back all kinds of memories for me and I almost feel the excitement all over again. Not the exhaustion of moving though – you can keep that part. :D

Kevin June 13, 2004 at 9:00 pm

Man, you must be seriously excited. All that new hotness in front of you and someone to share it with. Congrats again, S.

mikey June 14, 2004 at 12:40 am

yeah, baby! defect to the westside!

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