Well team, the time has finally come.
After three years of living in the UK, I will officially be moving back to Los Angeles, TOMORROW!
The past few weeks have been insane, as evident by my sporadic blogging.
It is hard to sit down and put words to paper, or in this case a computer screen.There was so much hanging in the balance, and sometimes when there is so much happening it is just easier to be silent.
We have changed our flights three times, over the course of three weeks.
Virgin Airlines actually asked yesterday, if “we were sure we wanted to book these flights.”
We are pretty much all packed up, with our entire lives fitting into four suitcases. I guess on some level, we always knew our time living in the UK was temporary.
I will miss the NHS (that is not a political statement) I will miss the amazing architecture, the beautiful countryside, the pubs, and living amongst history.
Mostly I will miss the amazing friends I made while I was here.
In my short time here I have gotten to “be a part of” some pretty amazing British moments:
- The Royal Wedding,
- The Royal Pregnancy,
- The Queens Diamond Jubilee,
- The Olympics and the torch passing right outside our flat,
- the longest/coldest winter (not so amazing)
- and the first Brit in 77 years winning Wimbledon.
I have fought against the UK for a long time, probably because I never really wanted to become attached to this country.
But in the end I think it stole a little piece of my heart, with the help of a very tall irishman.
Our children will have dual citizenship, and when people in America ask them their nationality, they really will be able to say they are half northern irish, and that is something I am very proud to give them.
Lastly, I feel like I need to thank all of you… for coming on this journey with me, for supporting me with your comments and e mails.
For hanging in there with me when things got awkward, or dramatic, or just a little nutty.
I really believe that if I didn’t have all you, along with our friends and family back home cheering us on, that things could have been much harder.
Thank you for reminding me to enjoy every moment, for your words of encouragement, your humor, and for reading.
See you guys across the pond 🙂