We have called Miami as our home for the last 5 years but looks like the time to bid Good Bye has come. The Mr. snagged his dream job at Microsoft and I couldn’t be happier for him. After all the hard work and sleepless nights, it’s time for him to reap the fruits and bask in his glory. I was super excited and all worked up until it dawned upon me that this means moving from Miami and suddenly my heart started to sink. Especially when the move has to be from Miami to Seattle. Yes you heard it right – From the extreme south to the extreme west I realized travelling more than 3,300 miles across the country is not going to be easy for me.
You see I am the kind of person who would live at a place, grow her roots and live happily ever after. So the last two weeks has literally taken a toll on me. Ever since we knew that we are moving, every single day has been a challenge. Right from waking up to start packing and going through the memories I was so emotionally attached to – has been a journey in itself. Every little thing that I had to part with would make a dent in my heart but the hardest was to let go of our car. We had so many fun trips and memories associated with this one that I might or might not have cried my heart out when the Mr. was handing over the keys to the new owners. My heart suddenly felt so empty 🙁
The biggest take away for me from this entire episode was that I needed to detach myself from the material things and it’s OK to let go of them. They are just objects that can be replaced anytime in life unlike people and memories. Instead of feeling low and letting it pull me down, now I think of it as an opportunity to start fresh and new. I have heard Seattle is a beautiful, picturesque place and the best part is I already have some close friends there right from my childhood to when I started my first job and it feels warm and alluring already. If you guys have ever been or stayed in Seattle, I would love to know what you think? Cheers to the new beginning.