I can’t believe I am leaving San Antonio today. Where did the time go? Emotions are coming in waves as I realize just how much I am going to miss this place. It’s such an odd feeling to be fully aware of the fact that you are closing a chapter in your life. It’s so definitive. And while the transition is clear, I know that it is going to be weeks before it finally hits me.
I dropped Shane off at the airport this morning and everything just felt so normal. But it really isn’t. I won’t see him for an entire month and after that we won’t be with each other for an entire year. We’ll never sleep in our SA apartment together again. Gone are the days that we would bike to Katie and Jeff’s place to sit on their front porch and drink Shiner Bock. We’ll never meet up with Erin and Maria at the Pearl Farmer’s Market again. Or float down the river with Mistletoe folks. No more waffles on Saturday morning at The Foundry. Or burgers at The Cove. Or milkshakes from Amy’s.
I suppose it was always going to be this way. Moving is never easy. But I am just so thankful for my time in San Antone. For all of the amazing people I’ve met and for all of the experiences that I’ve had. I didn’t know it when I first moved here but I needed this place. It gave me a direction in life and an opportunity that I never would have received had I not been in the Lone Star state. Texas really grew on me and while I am looking forward to living in a place with real seasons, where 80 degrees isn’t considered to be “cool weather”, there will always be a little place in my heart for San Antonio.