April 28, 2011

Fact #291: My heart cracks as it expands

Before I left Colorado, and again before I left Chicago, even as excitement bubbled up inside me for the coming adventure, another thought started repeating in my head louder and louder as my departure grew nearer. "Why am I leaving this?"

Leaving is hard. I've left people I love everywhere I've ever lived.

But with each move, I've also met wonderful, amazing people in my new city. If I hadn't left Chicago, I wouldn't know any of the people in Pittsburgh who have become such a big part of my life.

And when I leave Pittsburgh, I'll be heading off to meet a whole bunch of new cool people. It's the best and the worst part of moving. 

One thing these big moves have taught me, though, is that you've got to hold on to the people who are really special to you. You will move. They will move. Life and work and family will exert their pull on everyone. But don't let go of the ones you love, no matter how large the distance between you.

Now how 'bout a group hug? Anyone? Anyone?

Til tomorrow!

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