Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm Moving On...

D-Day is upon us. Exactly 24 hours from today the Boo and I will be packing up boxes, turning in keys, and hauling all our worldly possessions to a great big (and terrifyingly new) adventure.

I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t a bit scared.

Scared that I won’t find a job quickly. Scared that bills will go unpaid and credit will be compromised. Scared that we won’t make new friends. Scared that we won’t learn our way around the city. Scared to fall flat on my face. Scared to hear “I told you so” once again.

Scared to fail.

But then I think that’s natural, right?

There will always be a certain aspect of our lives that we can never completely control. Things we can’t foresee. Situations we can’t compartmentalize into exactly what we want them to be. The ideal. The quintessential fairy tale ending.

Things like that can’t be guaranteed.

(But then again they don’t exactly happen on their own.)

In other words, unless I jump in with both feet, toss caution to the proverbial wind, I will never fully know if I’m capable of making it. Capable of something more, something bigger, and something far greater than anything I’ve experienced thus far.

And you know what? I damn sure intend to find out. Because there’s a little phrase that I remember in times like these: “Fear is temporary. Regret is forever.”

(And God knows I can’t afford anymore regrets.)

So guess what, Charlotte? Ready or not…here we come.

22 comments:

Margarita said...

Je ne regrette rien - Edith Piaf

Girl, jump on in - no worries, no regrets and don't hold back! You'll have so much more fun if you don't worry about it!
Good luck with the move!!
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alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

good lucky emily! you'll be great, you'll find a job and you'll live happily ever after.

yes, all of the above.

Heather said...

Good luck on the move. Things are going to work out fine. Trust in the process.

Blaez said...

i know exactly how you feel. when i moved to chicago i was so scared!! and money, gods *cringe*

i am so excited to move again but so scared as well.

but i am sure you will be fine!! i hear charlotte is booming and the job market is decent...

Danielle said...

That is my new favorite quote.

Happy Moving!

ewiggle said...

Yay! That's so exciting! Good luck. I can't wait to hear the stories. And oh, there will be stories. :)

insomniaclolita said...

Good luck, of course obstacles will always happen in people's lives. But when you overcome it together with the guy you love and find the good in it, it;ll be all worth it. Best of luck to both of you :)

thegamerswife said...

Good luck! I hope everything goes smoothly on your move! :)

Kylie said...

Have fun! I'm sure you two will adjust quickly and easily.

I think it would be so nice to pack up and move to another state where I know nobody.

It will be an adventure for sure!!

Pamibelle said...

Charolette is an amazing city that you will love. Good luck with the move. My husband and I made a move similar to yours where we knew no one and I had no job and it has paid off. Have fun!

Shannon said...

I feel the same way, and we have over a year to go! Everything will work out just fine :)

Courtney said...

Yay I'm so excited for you! You're going to have a blast, no worries! Good luck with everything, and I think I speak for all of your readers when I say we CAN'T WAIT to hear all of the stories you're going to have about exploring your new stomping grounds :)

Love!

M.J. said...

It's natural to worry. The job market is certainly depressed, but there is work out there. Kudos for not letting fear stand in your way!

amindinmotown said...

You'll be fine. Honest. Charlotte's pretty easy to learn, and even though I'm about 20 minutes outside of it, I have at least uptown nailed down.

And worrying about friends is silly. There are plenty of us bloggers around if you're in need.

Matt said...

You wont fail.

Failure is for other people. Not you.

Jessica Lee said...

Aww You'll love Charlotte! And of course you'll make friends! Us North Carolinians are quite nice!

Stacie said...

Moving itself stinks! But I hope the move is everything you hope for and more! :)

shansPLC said...

You are very brave! Good luck with the move. I wish you and the Boo the best!

Sunshinemeg said...

Good luck moving. When it all seems like too much and you don't think you can face another box - order the pizza! It helps, I promise.

Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

You're gonna do terrific. You've got a fighter's spirit, a never give up kinda mentality and that's gonna take you faaaaaaarrrrr in life. Sometimes you just gotta take a deep breath, leap and just expect the best in spite of all the screaming negativities in our minds. Good for you!!! YOU DID IT!!!!! Watch out Charlotte, here comes Emily and Ryan......ha ha It will never be the same...

thatShortChick said...

I found your blog via 20sb (under the possible charlotte meetup thread) and I just want to wish you luck on your move!!

I moved here to Charlotte in 2006 (from NJ) and it's been an adjustment for me. If you ever have ANY questions, please email me at thatshortchickblogs [at] gmail [dot] com

Princess Pointful said...

While comfort and routine are easy, I think moving out of your comfort zone is one of the best things you can do for yourself. You take more for granted than you know when you don't!


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