I agree. Not my old home anyway, both the home and state I grew up in my family no longer lives in. I'm sort of nomadic as of late but our new home in Bainbridge Island, Washington is where I will be moving back to shortly and then to Seattle.
I'm leaving the University of Utah and for a short while I'll be living at home before moving to the 6 (without any woes). Although it seems sudden I actually think this decision was a long time coming. Regardless of the fact that my sister is due to have her first child in October/November, my family lives there, and Seattle is just an all around awesome place to be I have found that it's pretty difficult to be in Salt Lake for me at the moment.
Don't get me wrong, Salt Lake City is great and Utah is spectacularly beautiful. I've made some seriously awesome friends and I genuinely don't how how I'll survive without Cafe Rio and our dear friends in Lehi. But honestly, it's not an easy place to be sometimes. The dichotomy of cultures forces you to choose between to extremes and that makes living between the two pretty difficult.
To be honest, I'm very tired. After getting so sick this year, not being on a team, an exhausting breakup and a strange amount of friends/teammates leaving it was really time to ask myself what exactly is keeping me here. I was asked by my family why I don't transfer to UW earlier this year and I had my reasons: friends, classes, an internship. But as much as I love my friends in Salt Lake, everyone has to leave at some point. As far as classes go, they have those here in Washington and my internship ended.
The thought of moving circled back a couple of weeks ago and I honestly didn't have an answer as to why I don't move to Washington. In fact, had more reasons to leave than to stay: family, health, and a future. So I'm moving.
I'll be back in Salt Lake City to visit, it'll always hold a special place in my heart but for the next couple of months I'm going to enjoy the remaining time I have left and start on a new chapter in my life. It's been made clear that I'm not very good at staying in one place for an extended period of time, so it's not a surprise that I'm ready for something new. I'm really so excited for what Washington will bring! Lots of hiking, sailing, shopping, writing and quality time with family.
Moving in December with Binx my little black kitty will probably be emotional and exhausting and strange but I'm kind of familiar with situations like that so bring it on!