The other evening my step brother Michael, Alex & I were sitting around the kitchen table talking & we got on the topic of our bucket lists. For them, sky diving is something they’ve always wanted to do – me, not so much. So when they asked what was on my bucket list I told them that I had started one about a year ago & when I recently revisited it, I realized that one of the items that had been on it had been completed in the past year without me realizing it.
Run a 1/2 Marathon
And another one was going to be completed very soon:
Move out of Kansas
Today marks the first of my last 30 days as a Kansas resident.
It’s a bittersweet feeling really.
I can no longer push to the back of my mind that I can’t drive down Maize Road to go see my sister & nephews whenever I want. I can’t call my mom up on a Sunday & go see a movie with her. I can’t invite my best friend over for wine & DVR after a long day. I won’t be laughing with my favorite coworkers as a break from the daily grind.
It’s really here.
As scary as the unknown may be, it is also SO EXCITING! I’ve waited my whole life for this. After a brief escape to Lawrence for college, I’ve been dreaming of the day that I would move again. And to have the love of my life by my side, just as excited as I am – well, that’s just icing on the cake.
So for the next 30 days, I plan to soak up as much of what I love about Wichita as possible, starting with today.
Kate & I met my sweet friend, Desi for coffee at Cocoa Dolce. And I am praying there is a chocolate as good as in Fort Collins or Denver, because I will severely miss my normal of a skinny caramel latte (truly the best in town, better than Starbucks!) & a salted caramel chocolate.
A couple of Cocoa Dolce tips:
1. The coffee is even better when sipped from one of the in store mugs. So if you can stay & sit for awhile, do.
2. The bacon chocolate is ridiculously good. You must try it.
I also met my friend, Julie for lunch at Doc Green’s. We’ve been friends since middle school & try to get together & catch up about every month. I just love this girl.
So much of what I love about this town that I was raised in is the people. I am so blessed to have a plethora of amazing family & friends in my life & they are truly what I’ll miss the most about living here.
But then again, they now have a Colorado connection & excuse to come visit!