Sunday, September 14, 2008

Contemplating a Move

We're finished packing and today is the day we load the moving truck. All of this is a bit overwhelming, both logistically and emotionally. It's not like we're leaving New York because we don't like it—we love it here. I love my brother and my friends and I love the city itself as if it were a living thing. It's just: considering our larger goals in life—starting a family, owning vs. renting, spending more time outside, being closer to our parents as they get older—these things make Seattle attractive. I also feel a magnetic pull toward the Northwest...both of our families have been there since the mid-19th Century. I'm super excited to re-explore Seattle and bring the same sense of adventure to that as we have in exploring New York.

None of that makes this easier but all you can do is push on and, ahem, git 'er done.

I keep thinking about this Willa Cather quotation I picked up somewhere:

The end is nothing; the road is all.

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