I disappeared for a few weeks there! Now I am back to tell you where I've been and about some exciting changes coming my way.
Update #1: I am moving to San Diego!
Travis and I are from California and we always planned to move back, but we didn't realize it would be so soon. Travis was offered an amazing job opportunity, and we couldn't pass it up. While I am so sad to say goodbye to my DC friends, I am hopeful that this new adventure will be good for us. We will be nearer to our families and we can start fresh as a married couple. The move planning on top of wedding planning has taken up a ton of time, which is why I had to put blogging on the back-burner for a while. I started this blog to document my move to the east coast, and now it seems only natural to use it to document my homecoming.
Update #2: Friends have kept me sane.
I have been spending as much time as possible with the people I love. Between birthdays, my DC bridal shower, and my bachelorette in New Orleans, it hasn't been hard. Here are some photos of all the action. I will do an update on these wedding festivities soon.
Update #3: I had my last therapy appointment
I have been seeing a therapist for about 15 months after I decided I wanted put an end to my disordered eating and exercise habits. My therapist saved me, she helped me learn how to listen to my body, to stop fighting food, and to start to accept myself for everything that I am. It was hard to say goodbye, but with my pending move, she felt that it was the perfect time to move on and to take everything I've learned with me as I transition to life on the west coast. It is empowering to know that she has the confidence in me to handle the ups and downs that are sure to come my way in the coming months. And she has also made herself available if things get rough.
Update #4: I am happy
I can't believe how much has happened in a year and how much I have changed. I am proud to be myself again and I am excited to marry the love of my life. Though I still have bad days here and there, I am so enlightened and free compared to a year ago. And I know that the sadness I feel about leaving my friends, only means that I have met such incredible, special people. People who I will have by my side no matter where we live.
I am planning to update this blog more often. I am behind on a lot of posts I want to write and I am excited to share some San Diego adventures.