I usually start my days off by making coffee & breakfast, checking emails, talking to the boyfriend, browsing the web & social media, then off to the dog park. The dog park is the place to meet people. I met an older fella who was telling me his crazy life story. I seriously felt like I was sitting next to Forrest Gump. This man & his dog Buddy are quite the characters. We usually arrive at the dog park at the same time and I start to lose track of time just talking about life.
Saturday's & Sunday's are definitely a Farmer's Market day because Ithaca has THEEEEE BESTTTT Farmer's Market. Purchase your food and eat it right on the dock while you bask in the summer sun while Mother Nature & people watching.
Other than the beautiful, breathtaking scenery of Ithaca.. it gets super lonely. It's hard moving to a new location where you know no one. And another when you don't expect things to go south. I've worked so hard to make this move for myself & to be closer to someone who meant so much to me, my best friend who I've now grown apart from.
I don't usually like to share my personal business in public, but I feel that many of you can relate to a situation like mine. We get old, we grow, we learn, we love, we fall & sometimes we just grow apart. Its unfortunate, but I can't tell you how much it hurts. Its literally like going through your very first breakup as a teenager. And sometimes some people aren't really meant to be in your life forever & I hate to say this, but its almost as if they served their purpose in your life.. and it's time to move on.
It's a struggle moving to an unfamiliar place & trying to make new friends. Young or old... it's difficult trying to relate to someone you have no relation to. I'm much older now & I feel I have the perfect close friends I can ever ask for. And I'm happy to say, I'm moving back to California. I want to be around people who actually appreciates me and are eager to have sushi dates or movie nights. Friendships ARE relationships. It feels good to feel wanted. It feels good to feel appreciated & not to feel any trace of neglect. And most of all it feels good to be connected to the people you love & love you back unconditionally.
A good friend of mine once said to me, "You have different kinds of friends. You have your party friends, your one-on-one dinner friends, your traveling friends, your concert friends, etc. And it's your choice which friend you want to be around at that moment." Thank goodness, my girlfriends are all of the above.
There's always a lesson learned in every aspect of life. This was a very expensive lesson moving across & back again. But it was well worth it. I guess I'm like a sponge, I like to absorb and learn haha. It's a hassle trying to find movers & dealing with a Mother who refuses to allow you to drive across the country by yourself, AGAIN. And as much as I would love to do another cross country trip, I'm actually okay with flying back because I'm super anxious to be around my support system.
I'm also going to be missing the beautiful part about the East Coast, FALL! Supppper sadface. The boyfriend did promise to make Ithaca one of our vacation spots & come back during Fall. Of course, that's after he takes me to Hearst Castle first as he promised. Our first date was spent in the car driving along the coast and on day 2 we arrived at Hearst Castle... CLOSED! Can't wait to do it all over again. :)
See you soon CALIFORNIA! (less than 3)