Hello long, lost lovelies! Let me begin by saying I am so sorry I haven't blogged in almost three weeks, which is basically a lifetime in blog years. I'm currently trying to catch up on all your lives and pull my own together. And what better way to do that than make a list!
1. California was amazing. NTP was waiting at the bottom of the escalator at the airport for me with donuts (he knows me too well) and then when we got to his apartment there was two ginormous bags of sour patch kids (my favorite) and a bottle of Relax riesling wine (he REALLY knows me too well). We went hiking to the Hollywood sign, ate more cupcakes than I care to confess, saw a movie at the Arclight on Sunset Avenue, walked down the "Dreamer's Boulevard", ate at so many delicious places (including In-N-Out of course, took a trip to Newport Beach where we met his friend and said friend's wife (who is from Laguna!), but my favorite was just spending time with NTP again. But now I am home and after moving out of the house in Tallahassee (which was super emotional), I'm now going through all my stuff trying to organize, declutter, and decide what makes the cut for the big move to Californ-i-a (aka what fits in my little Volvo).
2. This big move and making this decision has absolutely been the most stressful period of my life and I am so incredibly ready to sleep in the same bed every night and go to the same job every day. That probably sounds extremely boring for ya'll, but after the past three months, it sounds like heaven. It's also been super emotional. My parents put the car title, insurance, and soon the cell phone in my name so I will be completely independent. I had a not-so-minor meltdown when this happened because I guess for some reason I always pictured a black void after college, not reality. Also, today has been my last full day with my parents for who knows how long. My mom and I have gone from random crying to hysterical laughing for no reason. It's sad but exciting to leave and it was so nice to hear from her that she admires me for taking this risk and going on this adventure. "Cause if you don't like it, you can always come home." :) Always good to know.
3. In addition to packing, crying, and laughing, I'm getting ready for Nick to come visit me! He should get here Friday or Saturday and we're going to spend some time here before heading back up to Tally for his graduation ceremony and then Hawaii for 10 days with his parents! (Quite the travelers, I know.) Then after that it will be a long trek across the country, but I'm excited to bring a touch of twang to Hollywood. Who knows, maybe I'll be famous. ;)
Love, hugs, and life turning upside down...