Being close to family!
Being close to friends!
Not missing things like birthday parties, bachelorette parties (hi Mel!), spontaneous trips & fun events
Seeing my doggies
FSU football season
Starting a career that I hope will last longer than 12 months (which is my current longeset run at a job, but I have good reasons why, right HLS?)
Not getting looked at weird when I say "y'all"
Maybe getting my own puppy
I LOVE working in the Fashion District. I am inspired daily & love being in a creative environment
I LOVE the designers I work with. They are the best.
My boss values me and compliments me
This freak (our term of endearment) of a friend I have named Caitlin (& her fluffy haired roommate Tiffany)
The amazing weather
Going on hikes in cool places like Malibu, Laguna Beach, Runyon Canyon (I say those as I flip my hair like a true LA girl)
Being in a city where you can do anything, see anything, shop anywhere and see celebrities
It is a tough decision, but in the long run it is best. I am encouraged by a positive response to a few jobs I have applied for and am excited about what is next.
Plus, to move back we are going the best road trip ever.
Day 1: LA - Utah (Jon asked if we could find some polygamists to stay with, weirdo)
Day 2: Utah - ASPEN!! (my favorite Aunt & Uncle & cousins live there, they are hilarious & super fun)
Day 3: ASPEN!! (we hope to go white-water rafting & to the rodeo y'all)
Day 4: Aspen to Iowa (Aspen loses the CAPS because I will be sad to leave)
Day 5: Iowa to CHICAGO!! (one of my sorority sisters is getting married & I know it is going to be fabulous x10)
Day 6: Either:: Chicago to Las Vegas (for my grand finale working a trade show for my current job)
or Chicago to Louisville (to say with TJ & Stu)
Day 7: Either:: Vegas
or Louisville to Jacksonville
Day 8: Either:: Vegas
or Jacksonville to Florida (directly to turn in my pretty car because the lease is up)
Phew, that's a lot of itinerary.
I will leave you with some true Florida pieces I think I need to welcome me home.
|Forever 21 Flamingo Pendant, $4.80|
|California pillow, to remember our year!, Uncommon Goods, $149|
|Borderline obnoxious (ie Fabulous) Lilly Dress, Saks $298|