Monday, July 15, 2013

See you soon - but hopefully not THAT soon.


On Saturday morning, I drove home from Norfolk for the last time ever.

I don't know how many of you have ever visited Norfolk, but I'm not a huge fan. There are parts that are really nice (Ghent, anyone?) but overall, neither Garrett nor I like it that much. It's dirty, it's crowded, and it's too big and too small, all at the same time. But still - it's where Garrett and I fell in love (awwwwwwwww) so it's special.

(Here I will tell you that Garrett says that Norfolk isn't where we fell in love because we knew before I ever got to Norfolk that night. But that's neither here nor there.)

Any way you slice it, that city has been a major part of our lives for the last nineteen months. It's been the place where the love of my life has lived this whole time. Despite my feelings for the city, every time I cross the bridge and see the ships and the skyline spread before me, I get all tingly because I KNOW that we're finally in the same city again, and it feels really freakin' good.

It's something that became very familiar to me. I know my way around. I have friends there. Even the drive became comfortable to me. It was super long, and BEYOND boring. But I can do it with my eyes closed now. And I can estimate, to the minute, what time I'll arrive at Garrett's apartment.

I'm not kidding. To the minute.


For real, I think I'm hilarious.

Anyway, it's weird. This is the point in our relationship we've been looking forward to literally since it began. But always seemed like a really far-off, unreachable time. "When we live together" was something nice to think about, but it was hard to think of it as a real thing that was going to happen. Don't get me wrong - I'm thrilled. But it's all very "holy crap, really? like... really? for real?" to me. It won't seem REALLY real until we move. It is just craziness. (Anyone have any advice for cohabitating people? Send it my way!)

Okay, that's the sappy, ridiculous portion of this post. Other highlights from last week(end) include:

Some of the best macaroni + chicken and dumplings EVER. 

Margaritas as big as your FACE. 

Emergency 11pm runs to the grocery store for cheesecake.

Anyway, that's what's happening in my half of the world. Still consuming cheese in all forms, still in love with a really tall guy. Everything is changing, but then again, it's always the exact same. 

Happy Monday!
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7 comments:

Lauren said...

First, you look way too cute for an 11pm cheesecake run. I would be in soffee shorts and my hair piled on top of my head. Not fair, Alyssa =)

And cohabitating - when my husband and I started that, he was working nights and I wasn't, so it helped ease the transition. It may be a little rough because you still have all of your normal stuff to do and he will be changing most everything (presumably). Just keep that in mind, talk things through, and give each other space (even if it's just an hour in different rooms in the same house) - things that helped me immensely. Hurray for no more long distance!

Adriana said...

You guys are soo cute. also yessss 11pm cheesecake

Leslie said...

Ahhhh that's so exciting!!!! SO excited for you guys :) Make sure to tell us all about cohabitating because I'm moving in with a boy in October and as excited as I am, I also don't know how to live with a boy....

Stevie C said...

i'm 1000% certain you have fallen off the face of the earth. text meeeee

brooke lyn said...

yay for getting to live together! the bf and i did across the country distance the first year, so i know the excitement of getting to finally live together in the same city!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Late night cheesecake oh yeah.......

Kristin said...

Haha love the cheesecake run!! I lived in Va Beach for a little while and my bestie was stationed in Norfolk for quite some time. Not exactly the prettiest place on earth. lol.

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