Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Rest of the "Lasts"

It was my last time to sleep in my bed in our first “purchased” home. I did my last cooking and my last cleaning. It’s hard to believe that we’re really leaving Nashville and selling our home. The “for sale” sign went up yesterday.

It’s actually kind of nice that I’m leaving- I don’t want to witness all those random strangers traipsing through my home and critiquing my paint choices and wall hangings. And I want to believe that a cute little family will move into our house and love it just as much as I do!

It’s always hard closing chapters and starting new ones. It’s especially hard, because working with a realtor, interviewing for jobs, organizing a move and wrapping up lose ends makes you forget that really you’re moving away. I know I’ll be back- probably in a month on two when we actually move our furniture, but it won’t be the same. I won’t live here anymore.

Despite moving quite a bit in my life, I have a strange attachment to the places that I live. I remember after my sophomore year of college- I packed up my things in my apartment and got in my car to drive home for the summer and I looked up at our front door and I started crying. It wasn’t an especially nice apartment or that I would miss my bedroom or kitchen. I just knew that things would never be the same again. I wasn’t going to live with those same girls or walk the same way to my classes. A chapter of my life was closing.

And now, another chapter is closing. It’s sad and I’m sure I’ll cry a little bit, but it also means another one is beginning. We’re really trying to view this as an adventure- some days that goes better than others.

So, this is my last time to blog in my first house and I’m not sure when I’ll be able to get to a computer again. My new housing will be somewhat- transitional, temporary, and primitive?!?! You can look forward to that blog! Ha ha!

1 comment:

Tabitha said...

Erin, I really like reading your blogs. Your mom and I decided that you have quite a way with words (not that we just realized that but just that we discussed it recently). I understand about closing chapters in your life and leaving places. I hope that you do find adventure and a place that you love just as much (hopefully more) than your last house. I am also glad that you enjoy every moment of where you are at - not wishing a chapter over but enjoying until the end. That way you don't really miss out on life. I have added your blog as a favorite on my computer. I will continue to check it (though an email to tell me you added a new blog would be nice) to try and keep up with you, Jeremy & Ivy while I am gone. PS I am so excited that you will be coming to TX this weekend!!! love you so much! Tabitha