Next week, I will wax philosophical about how moving to a new state where I don't know anyone is going to be a growing experience for me. Today, I just want to say: I am moving away from everyone I know (with the very important exception of Mr. Darling) and from the city I've lived in for 20+ years to a place where I have no friends and no family and no job with amazing coworkers. And it SUCKS. This has all just hit me within the past 48 hours. Before, all I was focusing on was how happy and proud I am of Mr. Darling for getting his first choice of residency programs and on the awesome house we found to live in (rent, not buy). Then suddenly, it occurred to me that I am leaving everyone I've known for the past two decades. Mr. Darling and I were taking a walk and I started crying in the middle of the street because I am going to have no friends in our new city. So, if you all could play the world's saddest song on the world's smallest violin for me, that would be much appreciated. (Where the heck did that phrase even come from? Anyone care to research it for me?)
Don't forget to submit your horrible/funny/interesting moving and packing stories so that you can be a guest blogger for Tova's Moving Extravaganza. As of last count, I had... let me see... zero entries. So, I need yours! Puh-lease? You can email them to me at tovadarling(at)gmail(dot)com. And while you're writing, I'll just be sitting here feeling sorry for myself.