Sunday, August 8, 2010

Heads Carolina, Tails California

That's right. We tossed a coin and ended up in North Carolina.
Okay, we didn't really.
It took a lot of conversations, planning and drive to move from the only thing we'd ever known -- Orange County, CA -- clear across the country to Charlotte, North Carolina.
This life is amazing and challenging and busy and new.... and something had to give.
That something is girl time.
I've always understood the importance of having girl friends. I have had wonderful relationships with my friends in the past and have made them a major priority in my life. So many laughs, tears, arguements and memories are with my girl friends.
As we get older and our lives change... our friendships change as well. It's a shame we all must grow up..... move away.... have careers...... responsiblities... etc.
Girl friends shouldn't fall to the way-side and I'm afraid to admit that some of my life long friendships have.
Not to worry though, these are life-long friendships. The kind that can come and go with different seasons in life and I'm still there for them and they're still there for me. I will bounce back and so will they.
But on the other hand, I'm making girl friends here in North Carolina. YAY! Bryan and I have been here for 3 months, are settling in and making a life for ourselves.
California isn't home anymore. It's where our parents live. It's where our favorite restaurants are. Our best memories. Where we met. It's where we're from.
Maybe my subconscience is making my new husband and this "North Carolina life" my priority for the time being. And maybe that's what I'm supossed to be doing as a newlywed living in a new time zone.
I've really met a nice group of friends out here.
1 in particular is someone who I see myself being great friends with in the long run. What I enjoy about this new friendship is that it's easy... effortless. *Shouldn't all friendships be effortless? Well, they're not.... but I wish they were!* In this new friendship I can just be me and conversation seems to flow. It's still in its beginning stages and needs some nurturing, but I'm really hoping that this is going to be a lasting friendship.
My life is now in North Carolina and I'm happy to be making it feel more and more like home... 1 girl friend at a time.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I just discovered your blog today! What made you decide to move to North Carolina?? I'm loving reading your stories. Being a California girl with a boyfriend from North Carolina, I know that a move out East could be possible in the future and I'm so curious about life out there.


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