I just moved.
It wasn't far, maybe a few miles at most, but this move was difficult, even more difficult than last year's move from California to the East Coast. You see, there's a forest across from my old apartment complex. I loved that forest. My husband stumbled upon it and took me there one day as a surprise because he knows how much I love trees. I called it "Our Forest" and would go there when I needed to think, run, and walk in nature.
And I miss that forest dearly. I'm sad it'll no longer be a part of Sunday walks, daily runs, and my moments of needed solitude. From our new place, I could drive there, but it's not the same. It was the proximity that made it 'ours.' Leaving it was a symbol of change and acceptance of a new life.
So now I'm on a hunt to find a forest near me. If not a forest, then another hidden gem that will help me fall in love with my new place, help me create memories and become attached to the area. But more importantly, I want a place that feels cozy and welcoming to share with my husband.
tiffany of dancing branflakes