The End of an Era

Yesterday afternoon was bittersweet.  Almost three weeks after closing on our house, and 10 days after moving in, we said farewell to our apartment.  It was a bit emotional for me, as our apartment marked so much for us, including:

  • Tomorrow would have marked our four year anniversary of moving into our apartment
  • It was the first “home” that Preston and I shared together, which we moved into three weeks before he proposed to me
  • Its where we brought our first “child” home to last February
Riley on his first night at home with us

Riley on his first night at home with us

  • Its where I made the ultimate decision to start running two months after Preston ran his first marathon
  • On days when leaving the apartment complex to run outside or get to the gym wasn’t ideal, I logged my training miles in the gym in the basement of our building
  • Its where I started blogging
Our empty apartment right before we closed the door for the last time

Our empty apartment right before we closed the door for the last time

Of course, there are countless other memories that we made at our apartment.  And while I know that there are greater things to come, it was still difficult to hand over our keys and walk out the front door of the building for the last time.  After we left the apartment, we immediately drove to our old gym and were finally able to transfer our Gold’s Gym membership to a location much closer to our new house.  Getting back into my regular gym routine will be the final step of getting back into my regular training routine.  It feels like it was ages ago that I did any weight training!

Here’s to all of the great memories that we’ll make in our new home!

QOTD: What emotions did you experience the last time that you moved?

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23 Responses to The End of an Era

  1. Congratulations on moving into your new house! I know it’s hard to leave such a special place behind but think of all the wonderful memories you’ll have! 🙂
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  2. That’s great that you were able to transfer memberships. Getting back into the swing of things is always hard. I always think of a move its on to bigger and better things. Having just moved myself from va beach to Philadelphia. Its quite a big change but have enjoyed it so far. -L

  3. Awww I know that bittersweet feeling! I had it when we left our first apartment too. And then again when we left the first house that we bought. That one was even harder because it’s where we brought home our first child Hayden. But we’ve made so many more memories where we are now! Hugs girl! Enjoy your new home!

  4. Chaitali says:

    It was definitely bittersweet when we moved from our condo to our current house. It was the first place Mike and I had lived together as well but we were equally (if not more) excited about moving into an actual house and continuing to build our lives together. I hope you guys enjoy your next place together!

  5. Since I was moving from a very cramped apartment to the hubby’s gorgeous home on a lake, I was more than happy to say adios! You will always have those memories and now a much nicer view to make more! Like Edna Mose said “I never look back dahling, it detracts from the now.” 🙂

  6. runsaltrun says:

    I totally understand this feeling! The last time we moved we were leaving the first apartment we ever had together. So many memories in that place. 🙂 It was definitely bittersweet!

  7. moving is always bittersweet. i hope your new place feels like home very very soon!

  8. Fitzala says:

    I totally understand the feeling! When I left my husband and I’s first apartment in Seattle, I cried! And I despised that place. No storage, no light, and fleas for a short time! It’s just the memories you made. Think about all the wonderful new ones you are about to make!

    I recently moved from WA to CA and it was so hard to leave! I was especially grieving that my husband and I would start our family so far away from mine.

  9. Pam says:

    I hope you will be able to make some wonderful memories in your new home Kathryn. We have moved so many times, and when we moved 4 years ago to NC from NH, it was hard because my elderly parents lived one hour away. This was one of my hardest moves, because I saw them weekly.

  10. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    We move so much that I’m pretty emotionless about it. Although our move from Little Rock, AR to Colorado was tough because we were leaving the place that we brought our first child home to! Bittersweet!

  11. Congrats again on your new home! I know exactly how you feel; it was tough for me to leave my home to move in with Todd, even though there were a lot of not-so-great memories associated with my first apartment. But then a month went by and now I completely and 100 percent feel as though THIS is my home. You’ll always have those old memories, and now you’ll get to fill your house with all kinds of new memories. 🙂

  12. Moving is always a little weird because you close one chapter and start another. It’s great you guys have such great memories of your first home!

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