farewell, new hampshire

Today, is officially my last day as a legitimate New Hampshire resident,
and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly emotional about the thought of saying goodbye to this state.
I moved here in October of 2010, after 5 years in Utah.
I had needed a break, I needed to be closer to family and I missed the East coast.
I lived briefly in North Conway, then Nashua, then Salem, where I've been the past year.

I've lived in a whole bunch of places in my life -
from New Jersey, to Florida, to Utah, to New Hampshire…
but I have to say that I'm fairly certain this is my absolute favorite thus far.

I'll miss the gorgeous, clear blue skies and lovely lake water.
I'll miss the stunning snowy winterscapes, which are pretty much the best thing ever.
I'll miss the insanely beautiful fall colors.

I'll miss the blueberry picking in the summer because Maine blueberries are the best.
I'll miss trips to the river with my sweet pup because she has to stay behind with my parents (more on that later).
I'll miss our proximity to Boston's fun city center.

I've never really had a problem moving on,
and I think that's a big reason why Ryan and I knew we could make this relationship work.
The Army ensures many moves in our future,
and though I love my family more than life itself,
I also love Ryan, and I know that we can travel, FaceTime and always, always stay in touch.

There's something innately beautiful about moving.
It's the close of one chapter, but it also opens a brand new door for a million new things.
And, in the end, it just means a million new adventures :)


  1. Moving is always a time full of emotions both happy and sad, but you never know, you could always end up back in New Hampshire some day! Actually you could like where you are moving to next even more than NH, I've had that unexpectedly happen before. Enjoy your last day in a beautiful state and then enjoy the exciting time coming your way!

  2. Home is always where the heart is. I've learned that to be so true after all of our moving. I'm so excited for your new adventures!

  3. Awh! Enjoy your last day girl! At least its nice and warm over here in AZ ;)

  4. Enjoy your last day.. such a bummer that your pup has to stay behind :(

  5. So sad but very exciting to new adventures! Have a safe trip driving.

  6. I was literally going to say the exact same thing as the girl above me, ahahahahah!!!!!!! Moving can be hard but it's fun finding new things to love about your new home! :)

  7. Good luck with your move. I hope everything goes smoothly for you!! :)

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

  8. Good luck with the big move! You will love your new home. The best thing about moving is finding new places to love and explore!!

  9. Good luck with the move! Such a great outlook on moving!