The snow finally fell today after much anticipation! I’ve been hearing buzz all week about this blanket of snow that was going to cover Georgia, but was feeling a little down today when I didn’t see anything fall from the sky. After crossing my fingers a few times and thinking happy thoughts… the snow started to fall! Not only did it fall, it came pouring from the sky like a prop bucket filled with shreds of white paper on center stage. I welcome this snow with arms wide open mainly because it will probably be my last snow.
In a few short months after my fiance and I get married, we will be packing up our lives and moving to Hawaii! I’m so excited to start this new chapter of my life in paradise, but I get a little nostalgic thinking about the snow I’ll miss trying to catch with my hands or the biggest smile I get when I step outside to inhale that first breath of crisp fall air. These are natures beautiful gifts that I will miss. If only there were a magical jar I could put fall and winter in to take with me!
It’s funny how the things that became so common place to me and non-chalant growing up in Georgia are now the things I will only have as memories. It’s pointless to wish I had saviored the moments better when I was younger, only becuase I don’t think I would’ve really appreicated them then. It is only now that I can sit back and say, “Damn! I love Georgia and it’s fluxuating seasons!” If your from Georgia you know that one week you’ll be bundled up to your head in layers, while the next week you’re wondering where the closest pool is so you can bronze all day in the sun! These are the gifts I never thought of until recently..this is what I will miss!
The best thing for me to do is embrace this new part of my life and know that if ever I want to sip on a glass of homemade sweet tea or munch on a juicy Georgia peach I’m only a hop,skip, and plane ride away from coming back to the place I’ve called home for 18 years. Whoa! That makes me sound old! Oh well…I am getting older and life is passing by faster, so they say. Who ‘they’ is I have no idea…I just know ‘they’ve’ been saying it for as long as I can remember and ‘they’ are right!
My goal is to embrace part 2 of this amazing and beautiful life! I’m going to accept all of the new things I will see: without comparison of how things used to be back in Georgia. This is part 2 of my life and I can’t wait to see what surprises it has in store for me 🙂