As I woke up this morning in our stuffy hotel room, I realized how much I couldn't wait to be home. Home as in Las Vegas, not Seattle. Surprisingly this trip gave me a firm confirmation that Seattle is sadly no longer the place I call home. I knew that would happen with moving states and all, but it still makes me a little sad accepting it. The simple fact of waking up in Seattle but not in my family home or in my one bedroom apartment was a bit unsettling. I kept thinking we stayed in a hotel because we had a crazy night out on the town with friends but nope, we were only visiting. Not being able to have my car in the veins of my city was a very strange feeling as well. I caught myself before asking the silly question of "Where's my car?" more than twice. Thankfully Uber and walking were our transportation the entire trip.
Visiting friends was nice, but pretty short. We didn't get to see all the friends we wanted which were a little disappointing but understandable with today's busy life agendas. But that's just it; people are simply busy living their lives that sometimes there isn't room to squeeze in get together's or other activities. It's ok because we've all been there. The tough part is seeing it for what it is and not taking it personally. If I took things personally, I'd probably have no friends at this point in my life, but that's simply not the case. As we continue to settle into adulthood, friends and people come in and out of your lives. It's a fact. To accept it can be challenging and I'm not lying, it's hard, but it's a part of life. I'm so thankful for being able to go on a beautiful Pacific North-West hike, attend a romantic lake lodge wedding, and wine taste in Woodinville with my close friends.
In the end, we came, we saw, we definitely spent, and now it's time to put Seattle to rest for awhile. That being said, until next time Seattle. "Be seeing you." - Cameron Diaz (The Holiday)