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Monday, September 24, 2012

recollec[tion]

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!

2 comments:

  1. It's been an exciting 5 years for sure! I'm so fortunate you rolled into charleston and Liollio and into my life as you did. And although I do miss working with you during the day, it makes coming home to you that much sweeter! I'm equally as excited for our next 5 years and even 50 years! Love, Brian

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  2. Love this post... it is amazing to think about everything that has happened in the past five years and think ahead to what the next five will hold! I'm so glad Brian is liking his new job! We are so excited to see you guys this weekend at the reunion and catch up! We'll miss you at the shower, but can't wait to hear all about it Sunday!
    ~Heather

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