Tuesday, July 28, 2020

10 Years is a Long Time

I'm gonna tell you a story
I'm gonna tell you about my town...

10 years in Boston.
Just about 1/3 of my life.
I came to Boston a fresh college graduate and I leave an experienced teacher with 2 masters degrees.
I've had the privilege to work at 2 amazing schools. I have 8 years of teaching under my belt.
This is the city I learned to run in. This is the city I became a marathoner in.
I made this city my own. I found the neat little corners and learned every area.
I explored museum after museum.
I watched the Red Sox win 2 World Series and took in many amazing games.
I found my community of amazing friends.
I took advantage of the nearby mountains to get back into snowboarding.
And I was a Broadway in Boston subscriber for 5 years and saw 21 shows.
But the time has come to move on. I truthfully never knew how long I would stay when I drove up 10 years ago. I came for a new chapter, and it seems that the chapter has written itself in the most spectacular way possible.

I recently saw someone post on Twitter, "when did you feel you were an adult" -- I realized it happened in the last 10 years. I established myself in a community. Both at work and in my social community. I came here as a young fresh-faced college grad and leave a competent professional.

And now... it's time for a new start in NY. It's not a foreign place, so I feel like I have a head start and room to grow. It's emotional to think back on my time here, but I am excited for what lies ahead.

Boston. I won't be a stranger and forever will you a place I hold near and dear to my heart.

Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, {you were} my home... 

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10 thoughts on the matter:

Natasha said... {Reply}

Oh, this post was beautiful and makes me sad at the same time. Wishing you well as you move.

Taz + Belly said... {Reply}

What a beautiful post! I know you are excited about this next adventure and I can't wait to follow along.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

We've lived here 10 years too, well almost 11 now! It's a long time, a time to grow! Good luck in the next chapter.

Tom said... {Reply}

...and now you start a new adventure!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

It's such an awesome place to become an adult! I'm excited for you in your new endeeavor!

Pam said... {Reply}

What a great post. I feel your excitement. You are so accomplished in many things!

Lydia C. Lee said... {Reply}

Good luck with the move - it's hard to start in a new city, but what a great city to restart in!

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Good luck in your new adventure. What wonderful memories.

Life Images by Jill, West Australia said... {Reply}

It must be difficult to move away when there is such a community - a life - you have made there. But I can hear from your post that you are looking forward to a new life in New York. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week. And all the best for life in New York! And thank you again for the link up.

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

Best of luck as you begin the next chapter!