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At first, to start my emotional preparation - I suppose, I was unfairly letting myself bitter towards this weird Seattle. I got busy remembering everything passive aggressively rude that ever happened (so many many many times). I was feeling a whole bunch fear about the winter that's to come. Thinking, "I never belonged here, anyway."

And while all of those things above are parts of my story, the bigger part of my story is about how this place has been very very good to me. I met my husband here. I have an terrific job here, with tons of wonderful clients, who help me to reflect on my own life with parts of the wisdom they share from their own. We have, hands down, the best fucking radio station I have ever had the honor of tuning in to. Seattle remains, in my mind, the most beautiful city in this country, BY FAR, and has clean, refreshing air. Perhaps more importantly than any of this, it is culturally a FANTASTIC place to raise my child. I share core values with this city's politics and feeling of compassion, and I appreciate that tremendously.

Thinking about all of that today overwhelmed me a little bit. I am really happy to be here for the next 5 months. I am looking forward to exploring a new, world class, city. And I am also looking forward to being here for a while longer. Let's hang out and do things all the time, ok?

Date: 2012-08-27 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What a lovely entry. Where are you moving to?

Date: 2012-08-27 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so glad to hear this. Your "I'm leaving this stupid place and never coming back" post gave me a serious case of the sads.

Date: 2012-08-28 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I never once called Seattle stupid! Take those quotes back!

Date: 2012-08-28 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahaha okay you didn't say stupid but it felt like you did.

Date: 2012-08-28 03:32 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-08-28 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh you too, huh? I almost feel like calling y'all sensitive... but also know that sometimes it's hard for full meanings and context to come across online. So whatever, let's party!

Date: 2012-08-28 02:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-09-04 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You should read "Where'd You Go Bernadette." Not only because it's a quick and fun read, and not only because it's written by one of the writers from "Arrested Development," but because it's about a woman and her husband who move to Seattle and have a baby and hate the city but then learn to love it. You'll love reading it because Seattle and some of its annoyances are all over that book :)

Date: 2012-09-04 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Actually this entry was, in part, inspired by that very book!


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