Closing in


We are down to single digits: I am moving in 9 days.

And yes, I have Christmas parties 6 of the next 9 nights.  I might run out of outfits.

That said, posting may be light until after I get to Colorado.  I don’t want to miss out on a single moment of Nashville until I have to.  The thought of leaving these friends of mine – the ones I just tried to list by name and then had to stop because it would have been too long to read – keeps me awake at night.

I want to love on these people who have loved me for two years.  I want to write them each letters and tell them exactly why I appreciate them, exactly why I am going to miss them so much my heart might dissolve.  I want to sit face to face with them, and hear their voices.  I want to hug them while I can still touch them.  I want to take pictures with them, to capture this sliver of time that is flying by much too quickly.  I want to let them know that I believe in them, that I want good things for them – that, quite simply, I adore them.

Nashville, get ready for some lovin’.



  1. Rebs on December 14, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    You are SO BEAUTIFUL…

    (And shit! I better get my little package sent to you TODAY!!!)

  2. Sarah on December 14, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    That was incredibly sweet. Enjoy your last few days before this pause in your Nashlife :).

  3. AnnieBlogs on December 14, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Just hug me.

  4. Katie @ cakes, tea and dreams on December 14, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Oh, Annie. These things are hard. I felt the same before I left Oxford in 2008. Prayers coming your way.

  5. liz on December 14, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    Aww that was a precious tribute to your Nashvillers. I have to say I am rather jealous because I am about to leave a place I have been for 4 years and I am not quite so sentimental. I always say I’d rather hurt and miss then not miss and not care!

  6. Brent on December 17, 2009 at 6:00 AM

    This is absolutely me every one of the four times I’ve made major moves in the last 6 years. I try to write down names and descriptions of every person I’m going to miss. I try to write everyone of them letters. (I even tried to just write letters and make copies for myself.) I put off every single thing in favor of spending ANY time with ANY person I care ANYthing for. I pack at the last minute. I get really sad. It’s heartbreaking, but in a way that makes you realize how full your heart has become.

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