How can you feel so excited and happy but also so sad? I'm thrilled that we're finally going to be living in the south, it's going to be warm there, it's going to be an adventure. But saying goodbye to friends...friends who have seen me through stupid fucking cancer, friends who have seen me at my worst, friends who like me for who I am. I knew it would be hard. It just hit me today though, and I'm feeling sad. I'm a firm believer that what you feel is okay, so it's okay for me to have such opposing feelings about moving.
It took so long for me to find my tribe, to find my people, to find a community. In some ways, it might be easier in Georgia...my kids are older, I'm more confident in myself and my mothering. I'm more willing to be outgoing, to talk to other moms. I've learned so much about myself in the past few years, and I think it's made me a better person in so many ways. That will help me take chances, get to know people, go to new groups, try new things.
To my wonderful friends, you are an amazing group of women. I was serious when I said you won't get rid of me easily. ;) There's no way I could let go of such kick ass friends. I hear Georgia is a great vacation destination, hint hint. Any of you are welcome at the Georgia Branch of the Jahner Compound (we will have an inflatable mattress and some floor space in the living room!).
And to the friends I don't know yet in Georgia...I'm excited to meet you, to get to know you. Playdates, coffee, sewing and vegan food anyone? :)