I figured I would squeeze in one last post before the iMac gets packed up tomorrow cause let’s face it, typing a blog post with your thumbs is some bullshittery and no one ain’t got time for that.
Speaking of not having time…
If I have been quiet is cause I have had full hands. Josh left for the West a week ago and of course I am handling everything here. Staging, cleaning, cats to the vet, giving Reza a semblance of normalcy, last minute errands, seeing a few people, way more laundry than I care to fold, not to mention the week that is about to blow up with mover shenanigans. Speaking of cats, they’re ready to go!
Come Thursday they are going to hate me when they get on that plane.
To say I am a piece of work is an understatement. Bruised, sore, jacked up back, tired, twisted and pinched. I am all of it and the only reason I am not bitching about it much is cause I am getting the hell out of NJ. But damn if I am not ready for it to be over! O-V-A-H. I need a massage, a hot tub, some acupuncture and a good toss up from the husband. Longest two weeks EVER.
Of course saying goodbye to the East Coast has a few pockets of sad cause being out here afforded me a few adventures and best of all, getting to meet a lot of my e-friends in person: Diana, The Greigs, Suji, Leidalis, Angie, Bianca, getting to see Avery again… not to mention the few gems we managed to pick up along the way like Moira, Jason, JoJo, Stephen, The Gorshins and Mr. Stark. All of them rad on their own account. Not sure how it works out but we always end up with money people in the fold and these are no exceptions. The only explanation I have is that awesome attracts awesome. We sniff each other out. Wish I had more photos of everyone to share.
Don’t think I am not going to miss things about the East Coast. I will totally miss the cicadas, Laurel Hill Cemetery, fantastic antique hunting, Fall foliage, City Hall in Philly, the Mütter, cardinals and all the critters I saw out my kitchen window, NYC and Tony Boloney’s who in my opinion was the best slice of pie this side of the country, not to mention this awesome little house we lived in. It all goes with me in one way or another. Even the damn Winter which is nice to look at but that’s about it. East Coast winter sucks ballz.
In the two years here I accumulated a list of “firsts” and got to see a lot of places I would not have seen otherwise. I saw my first snowfall, got mugged, raked a lot of leaves, rode a lot of trains, collected a lot of treasures like dead bugs and feathers, discovered my love of cycling and antique hunting in hopes of finding the infamous witch cup, had rad adventures with my West Coast homies who came to visit and the list goes on and on. Not all is lost here. Well, except for Nena who we said our goodbyes to. I still get sad about it but we came with her and leave with two badass Philly cats. Ebb and flow. Look how little they were!
Trust me, it all wasn’t alluring or pretty. I will not miss the lack of left turns, lack of u-turns, jughandles, shitty drivers, confusing freeways (or lack there of), the sea of potholes, bipolar weather, mosquitoes, bizarro liquor laws and some of the “people” who just weren’t cool at all.
Coming to NJ was a crazy adventure and despite its downfalls, it was something that needed to happen. Sometimes you need to remove yourself from your comfort zone in order to really learn what you want, who you are, where you want to be and who your true friends really are. All of those things really got put into perspective. Some I am still trying to figure out but the rest? It got hit like a nail on the head…. like you have no idea. The beauty is that all of this, despite its heartache, craziness, insane weather, adventures, tears and new experiences… All of it was shared with Josh and really was a true test to our marriage which we pass with flying colors. Hard times either bring cracks or bring things closer. Guess what side we are on?
The best part in all of this is I have my triangle. Home is where they are and on to the next chapter we go! And where is that? WEST.
On that note I have suitcases to pack since the movers arrive tomorrow and I can’t let them leave me without my essentials. I should be packing but you know, priorities.
I’m so ready to make like the Village People and GO WEST.
Motherfucking West. Amen and amen.
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