Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Last Florida Month


September has always been that unexciting month for me. Sure people call it the beginning of Fall but here in Florida it's anything but Fall feeling during the month of September. Unless you count 95 degrees, as opposed to 105, Fall climates and then I guess September is doing big things. This year, however, is a bit different. And by a bit different I mean that I went coat shopping yesterday. In 95 degree weather, which was really weird, and mildly uncomfortable, and pretty sweaty, and also a little confusing because I've never actually owned a warm coat.

I know, I know. I'm really not that sheltered, we've just always vacationed to places like Mexico where you needed bathing suits as opposed to coats.

Alas I'm the proud owner of a new coat that no Florida climate would ever call for, and that's not even the biggest thing that's going to occur this September. You know, because this year the months of September and October will be the biggest months of change my life has really ever seen. It's kind of crazy to think about; exciting but absolutely insane. This is the last month I'm a resident of Florida and come October life as I know it will change forever. This is the last month my friends can just show up at my door, with a bottle of wine in hand, ready to watch Pitch Perfect twice in a row. This is the last month I'll be at this job I've had for 3 and a half years. This is the last month it'll just be sir and I living on our own.

This is the last month of being in a long distance freaking relationship. And that gets a solid AMEN. If I never have to Skype or talk about my day on the phone again it'll be too soon.

As of October 1st my apartment will be stuffed into a big moving contraption and I won't see it again until somewhere around October 8th when it arrives at my new home. In Denver, Colorado. Woah. If you can't tell, it's all still incredibly surreal to me. Through all of the days and sleepless nights of weighing my decision, the times when I was on the other end of the spectrum and convinced I couldn't move, the saving of every penny that'd touch my bank account and stressing I'd never come up with enough to afford this big of a move, the countless tears and nightmares, the days when I felt strong, and the days when I felt like moving across country would be impossible. It all got me here, to the final month, and I don't think I'd be more excited if Old Crow Medicine Show turned up at my front door, with a lifetime supply of wine, ready to serenade me with Wagon Wheel while I pack.

Speaking of wine, I have exactly 28 days to get everything packed up and ready to go. In the grand scheme of things, that's pretty much tomorrow.

Woof.

It's been a long time coming, and a few too many anxiety attacks, but I'm ready to get this show on the road and start my new life in Denver with sir and bear.

If any of you hear about a shortage of Chardonnay in Orlando the month of September, don't say I didn't warn you.

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60 comments:

  1. You and Sir are going to be the cutest little Eskimos this winter! My advice for packing would be to start with one room at a time..I made the mistake of trying to do every room at once and I ended up throwing a lot of stuff away out of frustration lol

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  2. Good luck with the move and congratulations on this BIG step! I'm sure it will all come together and fall into place just the way it's supposed to. And with a lot of wine :)

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  3. I'm super excited for you, Whitney! Change is good- no matter how crazy it seems getting to this point, it'll all work out :)

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  4. Yay!! Onwards and upwards! What a nervous and exciting transition!

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  5. Good luck with your move and finishing up this last month in Florida and all of your planning will all fall into place and you will be in Colorado before you know it!

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  6. So exciting!! Good luck with your move - long distance relationship can be so difficult!

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  7. WOO HOO. CELEBRATE. Have fun! The move will be over before you know it, and then you'll be in sweet, Denver-Bear bliss =)

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  8. I cant wait to follow you on your journey girl!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away Blog
    www.askawayblog.com

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  9. I am originally from Denver. You will love it. It's nothing like Florida. So beautiful and so much to do! Congrats.

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  10. I'm so happy for you and your new coat. You know that coat hated being in Florida. Never wanted or used. You saved a life yesterday by buying it. Kudos. Hopefully this month goes quickly for you! Pack a little bit every day - I'd start with all those bathing suits you won't need in Denver :)

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  11. I'm still so super excited for you! Can't wait to read all about the move and your adventures in Colorado!

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  12. So exciting! When we up and moved to Nashville three years ago for my husband's job, it was terrifying. I had only been there once... for one night when he had his interview. I loved the experience. Moving somewhere totally new pushes you outside of your comfort zone and helps you rediscover yourself in the best way possible. Plus you're moving to Denver which is ohmygoodness amazeballs. Good luck! You'll love it!

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  13. Be sure and buy gloves, ear muffs, and snow boots.....You will need all of them.... You will love Denver.... I am so happy for you....and bear....and sir...... (they have liquor stores in Colorado....)..... Bev

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  14. Will patiently wait for your first "It's Damn Cold Here" blog post.

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  15. I think this September is going to be exciting for you--wrapping up a life in one place and getting ready to start fresh somewhere new. That coat is just the start of it...you're going to have SUCH an awesome experience, I just know it. Something big is coming for you, friend!

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  16. How flipping exciting! Scary but definitely exciting. Imagine all your future blog posts on new places you will find. The blogging opportunities are endless. I'm super excited for you!!!

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  17. I get butterflies when I hear about people moving! It's SO exciting. And honestly, you couldn't pick a more gorgeous place to call home. Colorado is the bees knees. As for the Chardonnay, just let me know when you're getting low. I'll ship you some 2 buck chuck.

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  18. Sad to know the sunshine state will be down one good blogger, but totally jelly of your move, I wish I had the guts to do it. Good luck in your new place and with this new step.

    Natalia

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  19. I think it's so awesome you took a leap of faith and are doing something so new with your life! I've been at the same job and lived in the same house for over 3 years, so I totally understand where you're coming from. Cheers for new adventures!

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

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  20. I'm so excited for you but can't imagine how overwhelming and stressful that would be too! And I absolutely wouldn't blame you for a ton of empty wine bottles showing up in your garbage or recycling.

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  21. There's nothing enjoyable about packing up your whole home, so you have all my well-wishes. Good luck and enjoy your last month on the east coast. Is it bad that I kinda can't wait to hear how you react to a winter in the north? Cute coat but I'll be damned if every January 15th I start dreaming about moving to Florida! ;) you'll do great though. xo

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  22. You probably don't even need long underwear because you can just wear your leggings under your pants or something. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITHOUT YOUR 150% HUMIDITY?

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  23. I'm so excited for you!!!!! I know cold winter months, they aren't fun but trust me you will make due. Also, you'll be with bear so I highly doubt you'll be too mad about that white cold stuff outside haha. Good luck with the move I know how crazy that is, I've done it twice so far. Can't wait to hear about your adventures in Denver girl!!!!!!

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  24. Super excited for you lady and what's in store for you!
    Oh, and I'm pretty sure Denver will be plenty stocked with Chardonnay upon your arrival!

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  25. No lie - Wagon Wheel just came on Pandora as I was reading this! I wish I could get up and move...damn mortgages, careers, husbands and babies.

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  26. That's a big move. Congratulations!

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  27. Can't wait for you to get here! such a big and exciting change! couldn't be happier for you and bear! :)

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  28. I love your blog! Such a nice read, love your fashion style and you are so pretty :)
    Definitely following you now on GFC :)
    Have a great day :)

    http://dreamland1234.blogspot.com/

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  29. That's some pretty exciting stuff happening!!!! I've never been to Colorado but my best friend used to live there and she misses it soooo badly. I really hope to go visit sometime! Best of luck with the packing.

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  30. Good luck with the move!

    www.blogslikeagirl.com

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  31. What a huuuuge move! Can not wait to see where your new adventure takes you!

    Amy
    http://xchampagnepearls.blogspot.com/

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  32. This story hits SO close to home for me! I started dating J in 2004, we broke up in 2005, he moved to Washington state, we reconnected in May of 2008 and I was on a plane to move to WA state the end of September of 2008. For a South Carolina girl it was COMPLETE culture and weather shock. People gave me 3 months before I was on a plan back to the south east. Well girl friend, I made it 3 YEARS! I am so excited for you - and for the wonderful blogging that is sure to come out of this move! <3

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  33. I am so happy and excitd for you on this new journey. I know what it's like to be in a long distance relationship.

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  34. Congratulations for the big step Whitney!!!!!! Packing and moving surely sucks but it's worth in the end. Good luckies.

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  35. Wandering is good for the soul. You're going to be living such a short flight from me...so just saying, you should come visit me in Vegas...Free drinks and clubs for days.

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  36. Whit I am so excited for you. It is scary and nerve-racking for sure but just focus on the outcome. Be sure you spend a lot of time this month doing those things you always wanted to do but never got around to it (for me, it was visiting the food truck park. Sounds so easy but I just never went until the week before my move), spend lots of time with your friends, and just soak up the last of that princess palace!

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  37. Well at least Denver will have more interesting weather, right?

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  38. I can't wait to see Sir in a coat and maybe even little booties!

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  39. I'm still so excited for you and honestly super surprised anywhere in Florida sells snow gear. I remember trying to bathing suit shop in Denver in the winter and I couldn't find anything.

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  40. You're going to love having wintery weather! It's so beautiful and snugly! Love the coat!

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  41. I'm jealous of your distance ending. I'm still battling through two years and some change with le Blond John. Excited to touch your face NEXT MONTH.

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  42. just think of all the fun boot, coats, mitts and hats shopping you have to look forward to and don't forget Sir will most likely need some boots and a coat too

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  43. I'm so jelly you get to move. I WANNA. Denver is on my list of possibilities. But I'll find out first hand if it's for me next month!

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  45. Now you just need some gloves, snow boots, a shovel, an ice scraper, and car with RWD and you'll be good to go! I have a love/hate relationship with the snow and cold. I can't wait to hear all your stories! And now I want to move somewhere just for the excitement even though I just did the whole cross country and back thing. Creature of change right here!!

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  46. Seriously so excited for you!! I can't wait to leave Georgia.. I swear I'll never complain about weather again after living in this oven.

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  47. I am so happy & excited for you!

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  48. Wine definitely makes packing a lot easier. Good luck!

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  49. I grew up in southern California and did not own a pair of boots or a coat until I moved to Utah for school! After a few years here I've accumulated quite the collection, shopping for cooler weather is actually pretty fun! Good luck with the move! :)

    Bri Rios
    breezydaysblog.com

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  50. I'm hoping that by the time I arrive in Florida for my honeymoon on October 19th that they will have restocked the wine?

    But seriously, so happy for you and this new adventure! Colorado is probably the most beautiful place I've ever been to.

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  51. Good luck with your move

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  52. Chardonnay is the best wine there is. Please leave me some ;)

    Good luck with the move!! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

    http://mystery-girl007.blogspot.com

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    xoxo
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  54. This is a big move. Florida to Colorado. You will be cold for awhile, but you'll get used to it. Plus you'll be with your guy and I think that will make it all worth it. I don't know how people do the long distance thing.. it would just be too hard. My husband and I met nine years ago and I started staying over at his place after a week of knowing each other and we've been together since. It obviously hasn't been all lollipops and rainbows but I will admit that we must have something cool because I don't think we've been apart for more than a couple of weeks in nine years.
    Anyways- super stoked for you with this big move. Sounds like it's just what you need in your life!

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  55. OMG, this is so exciting! I wish my life was so exciting right now! Good luck with the move and don't worry too much. It's going to be great!

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  56. sending good moving mojo & lots of love your way! get 'er done, girl!

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  57. Good luck with the packing and the moving. That is a lot of change, but it's all going to be awesome!

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