Friday, April 22, 2016

Moving On

It’s been fun. No, really is been a lot of fun.
Mike and I moved in together on May 16th 2015. If you are a longtime reader of my blog, you know this move was a major change in my life. I ended a nine-year relationship, and was throwing off the binds that a toxic relationship can wrap around your soul. Suddenly I was free. It wasn’t on the level of Celie gaining freedom in The Color Purple, but for me, it felt like that.

We will soon be in our current apartment for a year. This is the place I had in my mind every night when I dreamed of escaping an unhealthy relationship. My vision of peace.  All that time, painting in my mind how my own place would look like, how it would feel. Now, a year has passed, and the escape is just a memory. It is now the time for the roommate and I to move on with our lives. We have learned a lot in one year. The best lesson is how well we get along. Suddenly we were best friends, and most beneficial critics.  

After a drama-filled search we have chosen a new apartment. The only thing we did not like about the current place is how far away it is from the city-center. The new place is close to downtown.  Literally across the street from the train line, and a station. The only bad news is that we can’t move in until the end of June. I mean, our current lease is not over until the end of June, but I can’t wait for the new place.

I however, am already missing the feeling of the current place. It feels like Miss Celie, after leaving the farm gets a swanky apartment where she can do whatever she wants; whenever she likes. Now it is time to move on. Yes, the new place will be better. Yes, I’m now dating a wonderful and caring guy. It’s a simple matter of a chapter closing. For many years I dreamt of my own home. I imagined how it would feel. Now, we move on. It’s funny; life. If you live long enough, you’ll do everything.  
 

7 comments:

Pac said...

The title of this post filled me with a sense of anticipation and dread, but it turned out really nice. Let me know if you need help with that sofa.

robert hernandez said...

Awww! Congrats and lots of love & best wishes from Texas!

Homer said...

Wish I was there to help you move. I would not offer decorating advice because according to my bitchy sister, I do not have any skills in that area.

Moby said...

To bigger and better. After my last breakup I just knew I'd be single for the rest of my life and in walked Shawn. We're on year 4 now. Lots of bear hugs and we'll wishes!

Moby said...

To bigger and better. After my last breakup I just knew I'd be single for the rest of my life and in walked Shawn. We're on year 4 now. Lots of bear hugs and we'll wishes!

Fearsome Beard said...

Cheers! Making good changes even better!

anne marie in philly said...

YAYZ for you and mike! everyone deserves a happy ending, and a handsome prince.

abusive relationships suck (been there done that).

after you move, you MUST give us a virtual tour of the new home!