8.29.2014

Moving Up + On

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This room pictured here is no longer mine. It is just memories that I will hold close to my heart forever and ever. They are memories filled with happiness, excitement, tears, heartache, and love. This is the room and house that have been my home the longest, and the space I grew the most in. I lived here through high school, through getting my license, through my first jobs, through graduating, through loss, through first boyfriends, through great friendships, through starting college.... The list goes on and on.

It has officially not been my room for a week now. Which means I have had a new room for a week now.

Guys, I would be lying if I said that the past two or three weeks haven't been hard (like really hard), which mostly explains my absence here. I've had a lot to digest and adjust to in my non-cyber life that I honestly just haven't had the energy to invest in this space. Plus, my posts would have probably been a little depressing to read or filled with fake happiness just for the sake of having a post to publish.

Moving is definitely stressful, and even though I have moved plenty of times in my short twenty years on this planet, this was by far the hardest. Emotionally, physically...just everything. All of my past moves have included my dad and I going to the same new home, but this one just held uncertainties in all aspects of life. I think what has been the hardest part is not having a sense of "home." Where is home for me now? I'm not really sure.

I avoided this whole moving situation until pretty much the last two weeks leading up to it, which left me with a lot of packing to do at the last minute. Then there was also the fact that I had no idea where I was even moving to until like four days before I actually moved. Yeah. Thankfully, I have temporarily moved in with one of Dai's coworkers who was looking to rent out a room in her home. A little random, I know, but so far it is actually going well.

I say that this current place is temporary because no pets are allowed, so Dai has graciously taken Marly in for the time being while I figure out where I can move with him. It is hardly ideal to be separated from my pup, but I trust Dai with him completely and I know Marly adores him, just not as much as he adores his mama ;)
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This first week "on my own" has been interesting. Dai has been unbelievably helpful and kind, assisting me however he can, making me laugh, and letting me simply cry when I need to. I am so thankful for him. My dad has been out of town all week house hunting in San Diego for his next move, so I've really been relying on Dai to get me through. I am happy that my dad will be coming back up here this weekend though because I have really missed him and it has been especially tough not having him around this first week. I think he will be proud of how I set my new room up, bought groceries, and have been cooking all on my own!

I was originally going to write this post last week, but I am glad that I decided to wait because I think it would have turned out a lot differently. I did a lot of crying last week, that's for sure, but I am happy to say that I am no longer bursting into tears multiple times per day and things are starting to get easier bit by bit.
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I will forever cherish the memories I shared in this house with my dad, Marly, and all of our friends and family who were part of it. It is sad to see a chapter of our lives together ending and to know that things will never be quite the same, but I hear that growing up can be kind of cool too. I know I will always be my daddy's little girl even if we don't live under the same roof anymore.


10 comments:

Jess said...

Sorry that is has been a hard week/moving experience. Hope it continues to get better! Also hope you get to see your pup as much as possible. Hang in there.
Carlee

Jess said...

This is such a sweet post, pretty woman. You will always be your daddy's little princess, and he will always be there for you. I know moving is awful. Trust me. It will get easier as it goes on. I wish you the absolute best of luck.

Jess said...

Moving is definitely not on my "favorite things to do list" however, sometimes it has to be done and most of the time--in the end-- it is worth it! I hope everything gets better! Stay positive!

Jess said...

Change is never easy, but it helps you grow.

Jess said...

awwwww I hope you find a place for you and Marly soon and you reunite!! Moving is very hard, especially with pets.

Jess said...

Thanks Carlee! Things are definitely getting easier and better now. I'm starting to get used to things!

Jess said...

Aww thanks Samantha! I'm definitely feeling much better now and am adjusting to these new things! Thanks for stopping by :)

Jess said...

Ha, me either! Thanks for the encouragement, girl!

Jess said...

This is true!

Jess said...

Thanks! Now that I've just moved it is overwhelming to think about moving again soon haha I haven't found a place or anything yet though so I have some time. Which reminds me that you have had your own recent moving adventures! I don't know how I got so behind on your life, but I am going to catch up and e-mail you, friend! xoxo

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