Apparently, it was seven years ago today that I made the move down south to try spreading my wings to the world. Even though I was never quite happy down there, I’m so incredibly thankful that I made that move when I did. I don’t like wondering “What If?” By moving, I was given so many opportunities to discover the possibilities.
Back when I blogged more regularly on a blog called “A Woman, Her Cats, and Some Books,” I wrote this post. Some of the things I had done since moving south make me laugh. I really did eat too many late night steaks while I lived in Nashville… but I also needed to put some meat on my bones so it was better than me eating late night steaks here I guess!
And to think, I didn’t drink red wine before moving down there. I can’t even imagine.
I wrote that post about six months after I moved from Nashville to Kentucky. Kentucky was a better fit for me than Nashville but it was never going to be home.
On this seven year anniversary, I want to make a new list… a list of things I learned because of that move.
In the last seven years, I…
- realized who my lifelong friends really are
- have probably fallen too in love with red wine
- fallen in and out of love with someone unworthy
- have perfected my grilling skills
- put my masters degree to good use
- found a job I adore and am good at (for real this time!)
- moved countless times until I finally found this home of my dreams
- tried to fall out of love
- adopted both Lady Bug and Charlie, completing my little quirky family
- traveled to parts of the country I never thought I’d see
As I come closer to three years back in Wisconsin, I can’t help but appreciate what living down south taught me. I truly believe I needed to live in those places, travel and discover the world a little, before I could appreciate this place that really is home.