What a whirlwind these past few weeks have been! I know I always say that I haven’t had much time to post because things have been busy (when are things NOT busy?), but things have been especially crazy here lately. That’s mostly due to the fact that my fiance and I are moving…to a new state…to a new city…with new jobs. Wow.
And believe it or not, all of this really fell into place just within the past couple of weeks and by the end of August, we will be out of D.C. and moving into our comfy new place in Raleigh, N.C. My fiance and I love North Carolina because it’s where we both went to school and where we met so we’re happy to go back.
As exciting as this move is, it’s never easy to leave a place you love and friends that you love even more. I couldn’t be happier moving to Raleigh because I believe that my fiance and I will really fit in there and we’ll be able to start our lives together there; but, Washington, D.C. will always have a special place in my heart. I do love this city and I’m thankful we’re only a 5-hour ride away because I know we’ll be visiting often.
I’m trying to work my head around the fact that in just two short weeks, the moving truck will be at my apartment and boxes will be packed. But in the meantime, here are a few things that I will miss the most about this city…
- The food – D.C. has truly become a city fit for foodies. I have been to so many amazing restaurants that I’ve come to adore. My two favorite: Founding Farmers and Tosca (where Randy took me before we got engaged).
- The culture – D.C. is truly an international city and I’ve gotten exposure to so many amazing cultures; it really does make a person more well-rounded. From the museums to the restaurants, I can’t get enough!
- Shopping – yes, I know. How superficial of me, right? I don’t care. I am going to miss working on a street complete with only the best of shopping: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Jimmy Choo, etc. Plus, there are the fab markets like Eastern Market for the one-of-a-kind treasures!
- My two best friends and bridesmaids – They’re truly amazing and I’ve loved living near them for the past two years.
- The plethora of things to do – I can honestly say there have not been many (if any) weekends where I have been bored. There is so.much.to.do.here. I could go on forever.
- Georgetown – Le sigh. I just love Georgetown (see #1 and#3).
And just for the hell of it…here’s what I will NOT miss…
- Traffic – D.C. is the only place where you can manage to be stuck in traffic for 8 hours in the middle of a blizzard (that’s a true story, by the way).
- Construction – Traffic cones everywhere; changes in traffic patterns; lanes blocked; dump trucks everywhere. This is a huge contributor to #1.
- The cost of living – D.C. is a great city to live in if you love going broke. I’ll leave it at that.
- The people aren’t always the friendliest – it’s a sad truth, but there’s not much Southern charm up here.
With all that said, D.C., I will truly miss you. Raleigh, here we come!