Monday, August 23, 2010

Beginnings and Endings

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."

A true, and bittersweet statement as I am once again experiencing.

Change is a constant in life. If we never moved forward none of us would ever have made it to elementary school, to middle school, moved on to high school, college, or a job. Without change, we would all miss out on a whole lot of good things. Even with that knowledge, change is sometimes hard.

As my family begins to move to Utah I have been surprised at how sad I am about the move. I have been away from Georgia for 6 years but it is still home to me! We have been here for the past 20 years and I have lived in this house since 2nd grade. The memories that live in this house would take forever to mention. Countless Christmases, birthdays, parties, my first date-boyfriend-and subsequent break up, leaving for college, my mission call, late night conversations with my brothers, and a million other fleeting moments that will linger here unknown by the next owners of this house.

The Peachtree Corners Ward knew me as a Sunbeam, and Young Woman and a member of the Relief Society. I understand a bit of what some people must feel about me when I see the kids I used to babysit going off to college...

So now as I am looking at goodbye it doesn't actually feel real. A large part of me feels as if I am just going off to school the same as every other semester and I'll be back for Christmas. Although it won't be Christmas, I will be back eventually.

It is sad to say goodbye, but on the other hand, there is a door open for new opportunities. I am excited to see what is around this bend in the road...


Linze Kate said...

This is a really good entry - good writing. I understand about change and moving, but I know it's different when you've been somewhere for SO long. I've never done that... but I'm empathetic.
Love you - I'm excited you'll be so close... eventually. :)

Rebecca Loren said...

Great writing, Sarah! I agree, it was weird for me to move out of the house that I grew up in as well, but I'm sure it's way weirder to be out of Georgia all together!

I'd love to get together sometime! Let me know what you're up to, I'm moving down to Springville next week! Love ya girlie!