Moving to Utah for only a year (we didn't know it at the time) was one of the best and hardest things that I have had to do. On one hand, I met the most incredible friends, started styling, got to be back in the MOUNTAINS! and had a chance to live in our very first, most darling, home. It was so wonderful to live near family, watch my kids play in OUR yard, and be able to (start) decorating our very own home. On the other hand, having such wonderful support from friends and family- and being in such a perfect neighborhood and home- it was so difficult to say goodbye. I got a taste of what I had always "pictured" my life being and had to say goodbye before I even got the chance to complete my first full year.
As I mentioned, I had the chance to make some incredibly wonderful friends. I have never had any friends do for me, what this group of women did. I turned 30 back in October and they spoiled me rotten. A surprise dinner at one of the most delicious restaurants in the city, balloons, a cake bigger than most wedding cakes by my favorite baker, being surrounded by the nicest women, a flower crown/floral arrangement/birthday poster all made by hand for me, and of course the gorgeous tote I had been eyeing for ages. They made me feel loved and SPECIAL. I had never had anyone go to such lengths on my behalf, ever! It made me cry, I found out the very next day we were moving. I was so grateful I was able to enjoy the night with them before facing the sadness of moving away. Gosh, I am so lucky! It was not just the act and effort they put into it, but the fact that they love me as much as I love them! I would do anything for these women.
A girl cannot thank her friends enough. I LOVE YOU ALL. You know who you are. I am just simply grateful, still, 4.5 months later as I am quite late to posting about it. The power of friendship and how it can influence ones life is tremendous. Support, loyalty, LOVE, and kindness is just a fraction of what these women gave me in my short time in their neighborhood. I am hopeful I can make wonderful friends like these women here in New York City! And I know I will keep these friendships for life, tho I will miss seeing them so regularly.