Goodbye Erie, Hello Tampa Bay!
I have been stressing over what I’m going to write in my “goodbye Erie” blog post for a couple of weeks now. I started to write it 10’s of times but then ended up deleting it because I thought it sounded cheesy or insincere, or i would sit in front of a blank computer screen and then get side tracked with the 1000’s of other moving tasks I had to complete. Earlier today I thought that maybe I would just skip it…
Well, as I lay on a couple of blankets on the floor of my completely empty and quiet house I have finally had a chance to reflect a bit on what brought me home, my time here and the next step I’m taking in my life. Also, I’m writing this on my phone so please forgive me is there are any errors 😉
When I was 20 (holy crap, i just realized that was 10 years ago!!) I went on a college class trip to Salem Massachusetts. It was the end of October, so the Halloween Shenanigans were in full effect. I did the ghost tours, visited the witch trial museums and OF COURSE I had to have my palms read.
The palm reader used a marker to draw lines on the hand as she was reading to explain what it meant… Now, I know most of you haven’t seen my palms, but let me tell you, you will not see hands with more wrinkly palms than mine. I have hated it since I was little because I always thought they were gross…
Well by the time I walked out of the palm reader, basically my entire hand was purple with a 100 lines criss crossing all over the place. Most of what she said went in one ear and out the other, but one of the things stuck out to me then and didn’t really resonate until recently. She said “you will have many adventures in life and many new beginnings”.
I know, I know, it sounds kind of broad and could obviously describe just about anyone, but as I sit here ready to start all over again on a new adventure tomorrow, I am now TOTALLY convinced she knew exactly what she was talking about! Haha!
Although it was only a short 1 1/2 years, I am glad I came back. Erie was the perfect place for me to regroup and refocus what I wanted to do with myself, and also served to be a great jumping off point for my business. I have changed addresses quite a few times, but erie will always be my home town and have a special place in my heart. And if I wouldn’t have come back I wouldn’t have gotten Grr!!! Can you imagine?! Haha!
I am so very thankful for my friends here who welcomed me back with open arms and for the amazing new friends I made. Also, to all of my beautiful clients, I love you! You have all blessed my life like you couldn’t imagine.
I won’t lie and say my time back has been all fun and games. There has been a lot of ups and downs, but like anything in my life in hindsight I wouldn’t change anything. Every experience I’ve had I realize has been a lesson. Sometimes I pass sometimes I fail , but it’s always a lesson learned.
So for someone who couldn’t think of what to write I feel I am now blathering on, so I’m going to wrap this up. Goodbye Erie. It’s been swell, but now it’s time for another new adventure.
Heeeelllllooooo Tampa Bay!!
XoX – Nikki