Monday, July 27, 2009

All Good Things Must Come To An End

It's begun...the packing.

Two and a half years in Statesboro and it's time to move on. A lot has happened in the last two and a half years and especially in the last six months. I'm about to start a new chapter in my life and it's exciting and a little sad. Charlotte is an awesome city and I'm very excited about moving there and becoming Nathan's wife in November. A few things I'm looking forward to are:
  • Trader Joe's
  • Harris Teeter, Lowe's Foods and The Fresh Market
  • Seasons (i.e. Winter)
  • Moving into a house
  • Living in the country (again)
  • Awesome restaurants
  • Things to do (parks, plays, music, art)
  • Mountains and all that goes with them (camping, hiking, kayaking, riding the bike)
  • Bakery job
  • Nathan, Nathan, Nathan
The list could go on and I'm sure it will grow.

Things I will miss about Statesboro:
  • My amazing friends and their sweet children
  • Trinity Presbyterian
  • Being able to get anywhere in 5 minutes
  • Sugar Magnolia bakery
  • Farmers Market
  • Having a salt water pool in my back yard
  • My family only being 2 hours away
And I have to post a few things I won't miss about Statesboro
  • Awful grocery stores
  • Gnats
  • No seasons (i.e. Winter)
  • Very limited restaurants
  • Limited outdoor activities
  • Living in the same house as Jordan Barnes
I know it won't really hit me that I'm leaving for good until I'm actually gone. Probably after being in Charlotte for a week I will realize that I'm just up for a visit that I'm actually there to stay. Statesboro will always hold a special place in my heart. It's where I became a chef, joined a strong church family, made my closest friends and fell in love with my Nathan. Exciting changes like these are always bitter sweet.


Brandy said...

bittersweet indeed, crying a bit here

alyssa said...

Oh Molly! The Rhodes sure will miss you! You are a sweet friend and wonderful babysitter. But I am so excited for you and Nathan and your new beginnings...and you're right, Charlotte is a fabulous city!

laurel said...

Your "looking forward to" list has me wanting to pack my bags and come with you! :)
And yes, the things you listed as cons of Statesboro are really the stinkiest aspects...especially lack of grocery stores and outdoor activities.
I hope you love your new life and I am so happy for you and Nathan!