Wow, I can’t believe it’s actually here. Moving day.
This day has been in the works for the past three years, and even earlier than that, it was a dream of my parents’ from the first time they stepped on the property 30 years ago. It’s so surreal that all of that planning and hard work has come down to today. I am so happy that we made this decision. This is where we are supposed to be. I am so excited to get there, get settled and starting making this place ours.
That being said, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my beloved Bloomington.
As happy as we are to be moving back home to Pekin, leaving Bloomington is not an easy step to make. This town is magical. And I’ve had a magical decade living here. I moved to Bloomington in August 2001 as a young, scared, sheltered child and now, I leave it as a successful, cultured, and well-adjusted adult. And I owe a lot of that growth to this town and the people and opportunities in it. If you ever have a chance to visit or live in Bloomington, I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s no longer the right place for us, but it’s still amazing. I’ll miss this place deeply, but we’ll be around a lot. We’re both still working in Bloomington, and, of course, there will always be IU basketball games.
But enough of that sappiness. Today is the first day of a really incredible journey! And I’ve got a U-Haul to pack. See you on the flip-side, friends. My next post will come to you directly from the internet tubes of Pekin, Indiana.