Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wrapping my head around things

I haven't been on a run since Sunday. I've already accepted that I probably won't be running much, or at all, this week. I leave for Texas in two days and I still haven't packed anything. I am currently working on getting every spec of laundry cleaned and put in it's proper place so I can find it when I start packing. Then there are things like, which kids toys to take, I need a coffee press, a wine glass(es) and an opener (priorities). Everything that I'll be living with for the next 5 months will have to fit into a Honda Fit (ha! fit, Fit). I also need a 5 month supply of Trader Joe's food. I seriously might cry the first time I enter a Kroger. NOTHING can replace my beloved TJ's.

As much as I can't wait to get back home, I really will miss the city that I have called home for the past 2 1/2 years.

What I WON'T miss about Charlotte
  • Stupid chain restaurants. This is actually something that Dallas and Charlotte have in common.
  • Not having any kind of support system, like grandparents, to give us a break from the kids.
  • My primary social circle knowing me first and foremost as "Brad's wife".
  • The fact that you can not make left hand turns anywhere! This is the land of concrete medians and u turns.
  • Hanging out by myself 90% of the time.
What I WILL miss about Charlotte
  • The Greenway. This is such an active City. It's common to cyclists and joggers every day of the week, and thus, cars are very aware of our presence. As for the Greenway, I will never have another jogging path that is this convenient and beautiful.
  • The mountains. My paradise lies only 2 hours away.
  • My Starbucks crew. I had such an awesome time working there.
  • Run For Your Life. My go to running store.
  • Not having a support system. It really sucked at times, but our little family of four has become a completely self reliant, tightly knit group and I am very afraid of losing that cohesiveness.
  • Trader Joe's. I don't want to talk about it. I may burst into tears.
  • The opportunity for experience. It hasn't always been good, but I got live in a different landscape and do some things that I otherwise would not have.
I gotta get back to not packing.


  1. i'm going to miss you missy! you are one of a kind!

  2. Almost teared up reading this, and you're not leaving me. Your coming home! So excited to see you guys! Happy packing and I'll see you Friday! Maybe, just maybe we could do a easy run on Saturday morning?

  3. I didn't know you were coming to the 903. Sure. Lets get one in on Saturday.

  4. I moved away from family and friends too. I hear ya on the wine opener. Maybe a case if TJs wine before you go? ;)