November 2, 2010

Parting is such sweet sorrow

A while back I decided to make a big change, a big move.  Come next spring, I will relocate to Minnesota.  It's exciting, but, having lived in New York for 15 years, also nerve wracking. Big changes are sometimes easier to handle when undertaken in steps.  My apartment lease ended this fall and I had no desire to renew, but neither was I quite ready to say goodbye to my life in New York and head west, so Step One for me was moving out of my apartment and in with a friend whom I've known since our first day of college. 

For the past several weeks I've been preparing for the move: shredding old papers, wheeling donations to the Goodwill in my grannycart, reserving a storage space, packing, blah blah blah.  Rhinebeck, a wedding and a trip to Oregon all happened while I was trying to TC all of this B, but it worked out.  It's been all-consuming, and I've done very little socializing (or knitting) these last 10 days, but It's done. Step One was completed and I've moved (4 blocks away, but still).  

Oh, old apartment.  We've had some good times, you and I: the barbecues, the Marathon parties, the birthdays, the dinners, the cocktails.

My stuff!
I'll never forget you.


Oiyi said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on completing Step 1! It must be nice to be all done with that. Hopefully now, we will see more of you again.

Erin Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

While you're preparing you'll have to work on slipping in a few "ya's" and "Don't you knows" into your conversations - you know, just to get in the MN groove. Whenever I see our Northern Midwest cousins I have to contain myself so I don't start talking like Marge from Fargo.

Sayschnicklefritz said... Best Blogger Tips

Erin: You betcha!
Oiyi: You betcha!

littlebirdbigcity said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww, I love that apartment! I hope I get to see you again in New York before your BIG move! post pictures soon of your new place! xoxo

Yarny Days said... Best Blogger Tips

Though you have not yet left, I already miss you. Sniff. On the other said, this is so very exciting!