|Leaving LA with a long, strange trip ahead.|
So, like most things in my life, I'm running late on this... this post is fortunately only about a week overdue, but important enough to write regardless! Last Monday, was my 5-year anniversary at my current job! Why is this such a big deal? Because I relocated to Charleston from Los Angeles to take this job, and it was a way of coming home for me... I needed to be closer to family after being away for a few + years. The same week that I moved to Charleston and started my 'new' job, I bought my first property (a condo), and I met the man I was going to marry (although I didn't realize that at the time)!
The job was so important to the path my life took because the boy that I fell in love with worked there as well! Without the job, I might not have met the man! So looking back at the past five years, we've met, fallen in love, gotten married, sold a house, moved into a rental, bought a house, renovated, and are now 7 weeks from parenthood!
I guess what I'm trying to say is that never in a million years did I think 5 years ago that by accepting this position, it would have changed my life so drastically. I have a lot to be thankful for.
Ironically that 5-year mark also became the time when our lives changed again, and my dear husband moved on to another job across town. (Not because of me, at least I don't think so!) He was approaching 9 years at the office, and just really needed a change, something to jump-start his creativity, and I certainly believe he found it! Even though the car is a little lonelier in the mornings & evenings, and he's not sitting across the room from me all day, and we don't have our daily lunch dates, I know that he's in a happier place, and that makes me happy. However, I must admit that this has been a big adjustment for an emotional, 7-1/2 months pregnant wife! Looking forward to what the next 5 years will bring!