Thursday, July 21, 2011

Carry Me Back to Old Virginny

Guess what, friends? I have AMAZING news that I am BEYOND excited about!!!!!

One month from today I will be going home to VIRGINIA to visit!

Source: via Chelsea on Pinterest


The last time I went back to Virginia it was for two days. Two days! And those two days consisted of a bridal shower and a million wedding plans/talks/stress. While it was fun, it was jam-packed and I hardly had any real time to spend with my family. I have a baby niece who will be turning one in less than a month and I have only seen her twice :( I have a nephew who I haven’t seen since before I moved to Utah :( My family is growing and prospering and being so far away has made me feel like I’m missing it all.

The past two years of my life have been full of HUGE changes. One of those huge changes was my move across the country. Without having family or friends here, it was easy to lose myself – to feel inadequate, out of place, and out of touch. It’s been difficult. These past few months I’ve really tried re-gaining that sense of self and the true woman I am meant to become. This trip home will be a great way to re-center myself. To be around people who know me and understand me, to walk the streets where I grew up, to feel the sticky East Coast air on my skin, and… to sit in DC traffic. All of those things made me who I am. I miss them and need them.

I’m excited to see the sights that symbolize home for me:

Like the streets in the city where I was born


Source: via Chelsea on Pinterest


The route I took to and from work every day

Source: None via Chelsea on Pinterest


And all the other gorgeous places that home has to offer

Source: via Chelsea on Pinterest



Again, I’m so, SO excited to be going home in a month. Let the countdown begin! I’m thinking I might have a few guest posts while I’m gone, intermixed with some updates of what I’ve been up to :) What do you think?


Katie said...

Aw I'm so happy for you! I'm sure you will love being home. YAY for you!

Lindsey said...

Guest posts are always a fun way for your readers to read from people you love to read. Make sense? ha!

Never been to Virgina but the pictures look gorgeous! And i totally feel you. I refuse to move because I cannot miss one second of my nephew. I haven't seen him since Sunday and I am already missing him. So glad you get to see your fam!!! Take so many pictures and enjoy your time with them!!

Raven said...

Home to you looks like a gorgeous place!!! Have a great time!

Miss K said...

how exciting! there's nothing like going home!

Anonymous said...

You grew up in such a beautiful place! I can completely relate to this...I relocated and I've been feeling really out of place here. It just takes times to settle in! Hope you have a great time!!

ashlyn said...

i am so {happy} that you are finally getting to go home! i know you are sooooo happy :] i hope i get to see you while you are there! i get out of class on friday the 19th and will be in DC until the 22nd. I leave the 23rd for vegas!!!! :]]] but i want to see you too, maybe coffee or dinner. or shopping! haha whatever!

love you chels!

katie.michelle said...

Thank you for your comment! I'm following you too :)

This post is so sweet! I love the real-ness of it, and I totally feel for you about feeling like you're missing a part of yourself. I'm so excited for you to be back home; There really is nothing like it. xx

LaynahRose said...

ahh that is soo sad! At least you're getting to go see them and catch up!

Raquel said...

Thats so exciting that you get to go back home to visit! Theres no place like home, for sure! :) I live in DC and this place is definitely what i call home. I absolutely LOVE it here!

I'm a new follower btw :) Love your blog!

Laura said...

This post makes me smile! I'm so glad that you're getting a chance to go home! I hope you have a great time!!