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I was the same way the two times I moved (post-marriage). I get very nostalgic. I still like going back to my old apartments when I can and thinking about the good times we had there.
Exactly. I even wrote a little note to the next tenant (a friend who I met my wife through) wishing them good luck in creating many memories in the apartment. It was one thing moving out of successive dorm rooms, where I was already nostalgic; it's a whole different ballgame when it is the first two years of our marriage.... Wow, I could go on and on about this.At the end of the day, a lot of what we have are memories. Certain events bring all those flooding back... moving is one of the big ones.
It is always sad to leave your home even if it is for a short period. But when this thing is happening for a long time the memories are besieging you.
Its not that sad though if you couldn't stand the neighbourhood you were in.After three (?) years of marriage we moved out of our apt. and have never looked back.The ONLY thing we miss is that some rooms were a bit larger.
When I moved out of my apartment in Baltimore I was crying. It was the first time I lived on my own and it was a really nice apt with wonderful neighbors. I have a beautiful apt here but NOTHING compares to Pickwick!
I 2nd Sara's comment - Pickwick was awesome!
While on the topic of moving, here is my post from three years ago.The Move Is On
I totally understand how how it is to leave a home that has been filled with so many happy memories (it happened to me when I left Cleveland).Good luck to you, Ezzie, as you begin your next chapter.
good luck with the new place :)you'll always have the memories of your first apartment.
Hope you took lots of pictures. It is much easier to take the memories with you - and recreate them for your children - with visual backup. Here's to many more wonderful memories in your new place...
FD - Very true.Avrom - True, but we liked where we were. Most of my friends lived within a block of my apartment...SaraK, Shoshana - Well, anytime you move *into* NY it's sad. :)Stacey - Thank you! (And I still want to hear more about your time in Cleveland!)Sarah - Thanks, and Amen. :)MCAryeh - That we do, though our camera broke recently and Canon is sending it back soon.
Moving can be really bittersweet like that sometimes. Good thing you moved before Elianna starts crawling around and getting into everything! Is it possible that I saw you walking on 137th towards Jewel earlier today - I was outside a friend's apartment and we both had double strollers, hers a jogger? It didn't hit me until a little afterward that you looked familiar. If not, you may have a twin. If so, you're practically around the corner from us - welcome to this side of the neighborhood! In any case, welcome and hatzlacha with the new place!!
Hers is not a double stroller, but it is definitely possible that you saw me walking her toward Jewel on 137th. E-mail me if you'd like... :)