Wednesday, February 01, 2012

You can't go home again

Last week we moved out of our condo, our first home.

We packed all of our worldly possessions and one sweet beast of cat in 50 boxes and moved away. (Note: the cat was actually in a bag)

I didn't take pictures of the boxes or the empty condo. Something about it just felt too sad to take picture of.

We didn't move far away for now. In fact we're just down the street in Long Beach. We can even see our old condo in the distance. The Mr. said that it's weird to see it, that it's like "seeing an ex-girlfriend."

So true.


The condo saw us through four years of precious memories -- the days leading up to our wedding, our first year of marriage, all of our "firsts" living together as a couple, our first pet, dance parties, football games, holidays, dinners together, decorating distastes, joys and even heartbreaks.

It feels so strange to think that I'll never be back there again.

Leaving was very bittersweet. Overall I'm glad to be moving on, but sad to be leaving the place that saw me go from giddy about-to-be-married girl to "mature" married woman.

So what's next, you ask? We're not 100% sure. We know our new rental is a temporary situation for a few months but we're not exactly sure where we are going next. We have some ideas and when one starts to pan out, you know I'll let you know. Cheers to adventures!

16 comments:

Leah said...

Ah, I know exactly what you mean. Ex girlfriend is so fitting. Tony will still drive by our old neighborhood and I have no desire!

Katie said...

Wow!! Big changes for y'all! I know this feeling entirely too well. I hope your next phase is awesome and I can't wait to see what your next place is like!

the Blah Blah Blahger said...

Enjoy this adventure!

Dee Stephens said...

Did you sell your house?

Jennifer said...

You lived THERE? So much prettier than the dreary ole' Midwest!

I'm curious to hear about your new adventures!

Mrs. Robinson said...

I can relate 100%. Hubby and I got married in September - we BOTH had one bedrooms apts. My lease was up in November, so we went and moved EVERYTHING out. I sat in my empty apartment, rolling around the floor, bawling my eyes out. We started DATING in that apartment. My last first kiss was in that apartment. I fell in love with "the one" in that apartment. And now some stranger would be living in it. I was a blubbering baby. His lease is up in February, and then we really will be "free" and it breaks my heart, mostly. I'm a wimp, though. :)

I enjoyed this post!

Chic Runner said...

I am so excited for you guys, but sad that you had to leave your condo. I loved visiting you there! :) It made me want to move there. I know that your next adventure will bring great things to both of you <3

Rachel @ My Happily Ever After said...

aww that sounds rough. hubby and i both get really sentimental about the place where we live, and we were sad to move out of our last apartment after only living there for a year.

at least you know that it's going to bring you to new adventures and exciting futures! can't wait to hear what happens next!

Jodi Dwyer said...

Good luck w/ your next steps!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

:( thinking of you friend. here's to even bigger and better!

Sonya said...

Good luck finding a new place! I try not to think about moving out of this house at the end of the year. We have been here since we got married and we just love it! I think we'd stay forever if we could. But we will need to move closer to hubby's new job that he starts in January.

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Leaving "the first place" is so tough. But you'll always have those good memories of the place!

Kristin said...

what a gorgeous condo! on to the next!

Rachel said...

I know how special that condo was to y'all! I love that you ended this post with "cheers to adventures!"....I couldn't agree more!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

Lil' Woman said...

Cheers to adventures!
I can't wait to hear more about your new place and the adventures to get to where ever it is that you are going :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It can definitely be sad but how exciting! You're moving on and starting a new chapter! I can't wait to hear where you end up!

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