Twenty-one more . . .

The days are counting down and the time apart is coming to a close. The day we leave Southwest Florida is within reach and nearing in the next 21 days.

I received the best text today . . . “I will be off for the next four nights” . . . music to my ears. A smile instantly spread across my face as I could not contain my excitement. I get to spend time with Jason at the end of our workday – more than an hour or two, something we have not been able to do in consecutive days since February.

Now I get to be spoiled for the next few days – spoiled with my incredible boyfriend sitting beside me and us spending time together. Laughter will soon fill our apartment, laughter from the two of us.

These past few months have been much harder than I ever could have imagined. On the upside, these past few months have shown me just how much I love and enjoy spending time with Jason.

This man has made such a huge impact on me . . . such a positive attitude . . . constant words of encouragement . . . always pushing me to strive for more and never settle. Those are just a few reasons why I love and missed having him home.

Although there were some extremely emotional days over the last few months – some of which I’m sure have yet to surface – days of complete excitement also overtook me.

The beauty of the last couple of months is the friend’s who helped me, listened to me and shared the excitement of our move. You three know who you are! I will always be grateful for the countless conversations, you three are amazing friends to have.

The beauty of my emotional rollercoaster is the amazing man who continues to stand at the end, holding out his arms.

Sometimes we create our own stress, sometimes the more we think, the more worry we inflict upon ourselves. Why worry when everything has fallen into place and will once we arrive? Why become stressed when there is nothing to stress about? Hmmm, only a few words Jason has told me, what a smart man.

When I sit down and think about what is soon to surface – without the emotion of living farther than a couple minutes, hours from family, as well as the stress of finding enough work – the excitement is hard to contain.

Sometimes I have to pinch myself because of the countless opportunities that are going to be within our reach. I am moving to Kingsport, TN with an incredible man, a man who has shown me support beyond my wildest dreams. I seriously could not think of a better person to move to Tennessee with. I am looking forward to our exploring and the countless adventures that will surface.

Twenty-one more days until our apartment will be emptied and our cars fully packed . . . 21 more days until we hit the highway with our kitties in tow . . . 21 more days until a new chapter in our lives begin . . . 21 more days until we get to experience a new state . . . 21 more days . . .  YIPPY!

 “Making a big life change is pretty scary. But, know what’s even scarier? Regret.