So it's been a little over a week and Zach & I are holding up strong here in Michigan. Well, He's holding up & I feel like sometimes I am just holding on.
It's been weird leaving everything you've ever known to go to a place where you only know one person & he works all the do dah day. I've struggled with internet woes, unpacking & organizing a bit in our little pit stop, & plain 'ol getting used to the fact that I'm not in Virginia any more. Don't get me wrong, I totally fell in love with Michigan when we visited early this Spring...but actually making the move has been hard. While Michigan is pretty, here are a few things I'll miss about good ol Virginie:
Room Mate Time // I've always lived with a room mate so I don't think living with Zach is going to be too terribly different except that we sleep in the same bed & like each other a bit more...but it's weird living with a boy & only a boy. I've lived with boys before (both Jason -Katie's hubby- & Tyler -an old room mate in college-) But this boy, I have to spend a lot of time with. It's been weird (and sorta wonderful) getting to know this boy as a room mate but I miss the girl time that Katie & I could have just hanging out. We didn't do a lot of it before Zach left cuz I just liked him so much...and I really realized that when he left. So I tried to hang out with Katie & be a good friend and roomie. And now I miss it!
Puppy Cuddle Time // That stinky little baby poopie doop Cody is a cuddler. I know I've shared pictures here before where he just doesn't care that you are working or sleeping or doing something...when he wants to cuddle he wants to cuddle. And he will stand on your shins, on your laptop, on your arm until there is a place to cuddle on you. I miss his stinky face & hes little tiny paws. He is a cutie.
Williamsburg // Being in Williamsburg, Va was awesome. I'd see Ben Franklin at Wendy's, Martha Washington at Target, & some other colonial guy every day catching the bus on my way to work. It was a great place to live. Filled with history, good food, attractions, shops, etc. It was just a lovely place to be. Though it seemed like it was filled with old people, there were tons of interesting twenty somethings held up at the Green Leaf on any given Sunday....mainly it was all my friends. It was just a great place to spend my first year out of college & to learn who I am & which beer I like :)
New Friends & Old Friends // A lot has changed in the like 3 or 4 years Katie has lived in Williamsburg. I actually visited Williamsburg a few times before moving down & just always felt like it was home to me. Right before I left I made some really awesomely rad friends & I am sad I won't get to do more things with them. It's hard leaving friends you've known for a while but leaving friends you wish you could know....the hardest.
Family // Of course I'll miss my family. It was nice having them only an hour away from me & across a bridge. Far enough away to be on my own but close enough if I needed them. Now, instead of skyping with Zach at my Grandma's, I'll be skyping with my Grandma at our house. It's going to take some getting used to. I do have an aunt around in Michigan that I know I could call upon...but it's just weird to be so far away!
But I am here & I am excited. I can't wait to make new friends & create a life with someone. I am so thankful for his parents' hospitality even though I am a little too shy to go over & just hang out with them. I have a hard time adjusting to new situations and its even harder when the person you're used to is gone all day.
I've had fun exploring my new little temporary home & even got lost trying to find Target & Hobby Lobby. Holding up in Starbucks for some quality wifi hasn't been too bad either. I can't wait to experience more in my new little life here but I will always call Virginia home.