It’s still not hitting me…..
In just a few weeks, I’ll be moving across the country—away from Los Angeles and the West Coast, to Jacksonville, Florida. This is going to be an incredible move for my parents. My mom can finally retire and get out from under a stressful and taxing job that has taken over her life. My dad gets to be a few minutes away from the beach and return to his home state. The cost of living in California has gotten so out of control that our everyday expenses are going to be much, much lower. Other plus side is the one-story house meaning…no more stairs!
So I get it. I understand why it needs to happen. I just flat out don’t want to go. I’m so frustrated in myself and the whole situation. Because of my health issues, I’m still being fully supported by my parents—so wherever they go, I go. I’m so angry that I can’t provide for myself and that my health is such a huge burden on my family, not only financially but also emotionally. I do see this is the best decision for my parents and it’s just going to be a huge adjustment. Right now it just feels like I’m leaving for college all over again and that I’ll be back in LA in a few months. It’s not going to hit me until a few months from now where I’m expecting to be down with this little excursion and back to the West Coast.
Here are some of my “bucket list” items to do or see before I leave:
Once I move, I’ll be trading Disneyland for Walt Disney World. I’ll have four parks to explore, two of which I’ve never seen. We are still a good three hours away from the parks, but I’m still going to try to get an annual pass. Even though all be close to such a huge resort, Disneyland will always be my park, my home.
The girls I have here in LA are some of my very best friends. Girls I have known for around 20 years. They all have big girl jobs so I don’t see them very often, but I had the comfort at knowing we lived in the same city. Now I’ll be going to a city where the only people I know are my parents. I’m not the most extroverted person around so I’m pretty nervous about staying sane with limited human interaction. Who am I kidding? I don’t have much human interaction in LA either.
I’m leaving a massive comedy community to a much smaller city, so I tried to get in a few shows at the comedy club Largo.
Trip to Amoeba Music
I actually already did this last week! I’m one of the few people on earth that still buys CDs. And because I’m an idiot, I ended up buying a CD I already owned.
The Last Bookstore
I don’t go to this bookstore often because it’s all the way downtown, but I’m going to make the effort to hit up one of LA’s only used bookstores.
The Fairfax Flea Market
I want to browse around one last time. I’m really looking for some fun picture frames or other home wares for the new home.
I mean, come on. I gotta do it.
So as I’m packing up my life, things are going to be pretty quiet on the blog front. I hope to post a monthly wrap-up later this month. When I get back to my regular scheduled programming, I’ll do a huge rundown on how the whole moving thing went.