#13 what I’ll miss about Connecticut
UConn - this place was why I moved here. I didn’t know it would become such a part of me. Two years as an undergrad and three years as an employee. Nevermind the beautiful old buildings, the gorgeous fields, animals, and great ice cream, but it was my family in my department. We had some great days and bad days, and we were always there for each other. I went back this Sunday to see them one last time, and I realized how much they were like my family. I’ve been gone a year.
I’m really going to miss them.
#14 of things I’m going to miss about Connecticut - Lorca, Barique, Kotabuki, Tendga, John’s, Colony Grill, Sugar Bowl, the Fez, and Fish. All the great restaurants in our neighborhood that we could walk to.
#15 of things I’ll miss about Connecticut
The change of seasons. I never understood seasons until I moved to Connecticut. It was a refreshing change every few months. Fall is my favorite - the vibrant leaves, the smell of pumpkin, and the brisk air. Winter brings complete silence when the flakes fall. I loved walking in the snow. Spring was always a welcome change when the black and white landscape finally was in technicolor. Summer was the full of endless days. Beach days were amazing at the Cape. It was doing as much as you could while the weather was beautiful.
I’ll be back in a place where the days all look the same. Some days are hot and some are even hotter. I won’t miss shoveling the snow.
Great way to start Friday.
#16 - things I’ll miss about Connecticut
The view from our apartment at sunset. It just goes on forever. I’ll miss being the first in the US to start their day.
Being able to hop on a train and be in NYC in 45 mins. I could see my best friend whenever. Oh well, we’re awesome at being long distance friends!
In just 18 days, PS and I will be moving (back) to California - home.
This summer was filled with some not so great things (why dwell on the awful), and some really great things - We went to Ohio, where I met PS’s awesome childhood friends. The volleyball team came together and played in a beach league every Wednesday. We went to Saratoga Springs for the annual Swine, Swim, Sets weekend. We travelled back up to Storrs to visit UConn and to stay at our family friends’ bed and breakfast. We celebrated our 1 year anniversary. We kayaked. We had dinners with friends. We ate entirely too much sushi. I went to NYC to spend time with my best friend. We learned more about each other, and our relationship continued to grow.
While all of this fun was happening, there was an opportunity presented to PS that was too good to turn down, and PS and I were figuring out if it was the best decision for us…
On one hand, I’m heartbroken to be leaving a place and people that I’ve grown to love so much. My chosen home for the past six years. I’m leaving CT as a completely different person. I’ve grown and learned so much about myself, and I’m leaving with no regrets.
On the other hand, it’s going to be an awesome opportunity for the two of us. We’ll both be closer to our families, he is taking a job he’s always wanted, and I get a puppy. I’ll continue to grow and change in California. Where we’re moving to is not where I grew up, so there will be new places to see and more restaurants to eat at (finally, good mexican food!)
Oh my goodness this place is gorgeous.
My little buddy is 9 today. I can remember the day perfectly - sitting in the waiting room at 5am, but I had to leave a few hours later to go to work. I got the call on the sales floor at J. Crew when he was born. I had so much fun hanging out with him before I moved away.
He’s sweet, smart, creative, and a little ginger to boot. He’s my 100% California kid. I can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for him.
PS and I will be on a relaxing weekend getaway.
I. Can’t. Wait.
I’m not quite sure what possessed me to eat my chipotle in the front window, on greenwich ave, but I did. It was delicious and every passerby got
A good look at me shoveling it in my mouth.
The best life- I’m coming back in an hour and a half to grab PS some.
Tuesday night at the beach. Living out the summer nights in CT.
I was waiting for my subway, when this guy started playing his cello. He had the entire station listening to him, and applauded when he finished. One woman on the other side yelled to get his name. I’m glad she did, because it’s awesome to listen to the song uninterrupted.
One of those only in NYC moments. Perfect for one of my last trips here for awhile.
Perfect day for a ride into the city to see Devon and help her pack.