I’ve been wanting to move out of California for a while. Ever since I graduated college back in May of 2020. In July of 2020, I visited my best friend who went to college in Boise, Idaho. I fell in love with the city and with the location. Right then and there, I knew I wanted to move there. I just didn’t know when. I visited again in July 2021 for vacation and for the Fourth of July. While I was there, I made the decision. I was going to be moving up there at the end of the month.
And, it’s happening. I’ve been packing since last weekend (try to guess how many boxes I have that are filled with just books) and today was my last day for the job I’ve had for the past year and a half. I’m grateful for everything that I learned there and the people I was able to meet. I’m sad to say goodbye, but I am beyond excited for my move!
Packing has been necessary, obviously, but such a tedious task. I was able to get a bunch of different sized boxes for the different things I’m packing and reserved the U-Haul for next week when I make the drive up north. I’m a bit nervous about the drive, but know that everything will be alright. My dad will be helping me move up (and putting together all of my unassembled furniture) before my mom flies up the week after to help me settle.
I’m very grateful for everything. I am so thankful for my old job and all of the people I was able to meet and work with. I teared up a few times as I said goodbye to people (I’m looking at you, Jasmine and Mackenzie!) and am a bit forlorn to part with all of the great people I worked with for the past several months.
I’m grateful for my parents, who are so damn supportive and are willing to help me with everything I could ever need. I just might be the luckiest person in the world to have my mom and dad. I’m going to miss them more than anything.
I’m thankful for packing tape to help me with the moving process—okay, I’m kidding. I’m glad that I can have tv shows running in the background while I sort out everything that I’m packing. I swear, it makes the whole ordeal go faster.
And, finally, I’m grateful for the opportunity to move. I’ve loved the idea of moving north for the longest time. Envisioning the four seasons I will get to experience in Idaho always makes me grin. I’m lucky to have so many friends and family backing my decision and making the whole process easier. And, ironically, harder. The more that I see the people that are important to me, the harder it is to imagine leaving them behind in California. But, after giving it a good deal of thought, I know it’s worth it. It’s going to be worth making the move to Idaho because I have the darnedest feeling that the very best is yet to come.
Thank you for reading. And, if you know me personally, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I am beyond lucky to live the life I lead and know the people that I know. I love you all.