And she’s off!!! ✈️ 😢
Does it ever get easier??? .
I told myself that I wasn’t going to cry. I almost did it. Almost!!! 😭 🤧
Melissa was stronger than I was. Tough girl!!! Sean asked her if she felt like she was going to England or if she was going home. She said she felt like she was going home. 🏡 .
I can’t be sad because she is so happy and I love how she is so strong and independent. As a parent I can’t ask for more than that. .
So it’s not goodbye ... it’s cya later!!! .
Love you Melissa!!!! 💕
The 5am class said “see you later” to two more Crossfitters! Emily and Essie, we wish you both the safest of travels and best of luck at your next destination!! We miss you already! #crossfitmisawa#itsnotgoodbye#itsseeyoulater
My grandmother was the matriarch of our family. She was a strong woman and never took any nonsense. It’s really weird to be in Georgia and not get to see her, hug her, be around her and say, “I love you.” We all miss and love you. ♥️
I thought saying goodbye to you at the airport would be the hardest but it wasn't. There was the long drive home. I was collected and cool for most of it because safety first. But then I reached the lake and I started breaking again. My chest got tighter and there it was, the lump in my throat. I knew I'd be reaching home stretch soon and the familiar routes we often took. I managed to push my thoughts aside and power through until I got home. And I here I am. Except it doesn't feel like home because you're not here.
I love you more than you will ever know and can't wait to see you again.
This guy @mxmxt13 has been part of @palettedining since day dot. Who knows where we would be without him 🙃.
From employee, to life long friends (we even have matching tattoos!)
You will be missed my friend. Till we meet again, on a beach somewhere. Keep it real punk xxx Xx
Yesterday was my last day of placement. I was so spoilt with cards, letters, drawings and just an overwhelming feeling of love and gratitude - they even threw me a surprise party (little sneaks!!).
I’m going to miss this class so much...
Until Monday when I go in with my finished marking...
And Friday until I go in for the Book Week parade 🙄😂 #itsnotgoodbye#placement#preserviceteacher#goodtimes#relationships
I have never been good at goodbyes - I have never been good at letting go. I tend to hold on sometimes, too long...to things and even people I should have let go of long ago.
I have said this before, and it stands true to this day. When I stand in a place for the last time, I become hyper aware of the sight, the smell, the texture. The way the sun light comes through the window and falls across the floor and glances off the walls.
The memories of being in the space come flooding back and could easily overwhelm me if I allowed them to.
The emotions that I experienced while there seem like a catalog of the past, almost like flipping through the channels on a television, and landing on an old episode of friends – there is a comfort to watching it, and it takes me back to one of the other times I watched it and makes me feel content.
Today was the day we moved Trish out of her apartment. It was a good transitional location for her, but it’s time to move on.
It is real now, and it hurts my heart a little to not have her just 15 minutes away from me. For 50 years this woman has been a major part of my life. I can not compare the relationship to anything or anyone I have ever known. I don't think there is a title for it.
As I stand here, the scary nights I drove over there in a rush because she was ill, or scared, the days I took her to doctors’ appointments, or just popped in with a warm chick-fil-a sandwich and coke will all be stored away in the cluttered filing cabinet of my mind.
This new chapter for her is coming as a LOT of other changes and transitions are also happening around me. Life seems to be so sudden right now, nothing gradual about it. It is no longer a winding road, it is more like a high speed freeway that has too many other cars darting in and out of traffic.
Children grow in to adults and move away , people you thought would always be there no matter what – aren’t anymore, places seem to change or disappear in the blink of an eye.
And I just stand here….remembering the way the sunlight comes through the window, and glances off the walls.
I am still here. Although, my world has changed. I am recovering well from my injury even with the stress of the last two weeks. I have my 3 week Ortho appt on Wednesday and finally a neurologist appt on Monday. So all is on track for my physical being. I’m anxious to start moving again. I’m hoping to see my PT @foundationptsa to start loosening things up around my shoulder and scapula. I’m doing some lower body TRX squats (using my good arm) to maintain my muscle mass. I get exhausted pretty often and my dizziness continues. So everything is super slow and done carefully.
Now, I have another recovery to add to it. My heart. My sister lost her battle to pancreatic cancer on August 12th. I’m heartbroken. I knew this day would come but I never expected so quick. 365 days, that’s what we were blessed with from the day of diagnosis. 2 days after my fall she was placed on hospice, I was at her bedside everyday doing as much as my physical body would let me. I am thankful I had the time to be with her. She was in very little to no pain and was surrounded by all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, my mother, our other sister and her husband. She was loved so very much and will forever be missed. I brought home her cotton hat I gave to her when she started losing her hair and a journal I gave her. She wrote in it twice August 11th, 2017 was the first entry. August 12th,2017 was the day she wrote on the front and that it was “From my sister, Bobbie” The last entry was August 14th, where as she was in the hospital that day in 2017 she said she thought by that day she would be home. Well sister, you are home. She asked to have a small silver box with three medallions with the words “Thankful” “Grateful” and “Blessed” that I gave her to be placed with her in her casket. I put a small note in there for her too. It is in the pocket of her dress. I will ask her to read it to me when I see her again someday.
So from here, I grieve, I pull myself out of bed every morning and I will cherish every moment of life. That’s what she would want.
Today closes out a 4+ year chapter of my life. I have made some lifelong friendships, worked with phenomenal and hardworking people, and learned so very much. I wouldn't change that part for anything. If you have been a part of that, I sincerely thank you. Thank you for the love, the support, the memories, the hustle, the forgiveness, the kindness. Keep moving forward!
The next chapter isn't fully clear yet. My side hustle just became my main hustle and I look forward to pouring all of myself into that and my girls for these next few weeks!
To these two who had put in so much time to train me to be an assistant manager...thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there to guide me in the right direction and to keep me sane. The job itself wouldn’t be the same without you two and I’m glad that I was able to gain so much knowledge in these last 8 months. Y’all were my friends to begin with but I know that we’ve only gotten closer because of this job. I’ll truly miss working with y’all. 💕😭😢 #itsnotgoodbye#seeyasoon#DotheQ#weightloss#bestofaustin#totesadorbs#supesprofesh#girlfriends
We have so much going on today!
- Thirsty Thursday
- 25% off of ✌️ or more products
- @andreas_engstrom_ last day
Stop by and get a free sample 👅some amazing savings 💰 and of course say by to your favorite Andres 😋
This is one of the main reasons it was so difficult for us to leave the @SantanaRow #FarmersMarket . Our Regulars a.k.a Ohana Customers. If anyone knows me personally, I ❤️ kids!! To know that we made little Ella (not my daughter Ella) cry, breaks my 💔😭. We hope to be back again next Summer. #Mahalo for the #Loyalty !! #ItsNotGoodbye#ItsSeeYouLater
It’s no secret that life is a journey. We all go through good times and bad, shaping us into people we are today. The people we meet change us and help us discover who we are, in one way or another. Today, my 37th birthday, my husband, my girls and I embark on a journey, a new adventure....from Yokota (Japan) to Florida. We will be leaving behind a place we have called home for 4 years. We will be leaving behind people who we have come to love and who have become family to us. We will be leaving behind everything we love about this place. The only way for me to say farewell to not only Japan but to our friends we leave behind is to write this post.
Thank you for all of your love and support. Thank you for supporting not only me but my husband in decisions I or he or we made that may not have always been the right decisions, but they helped me learn and create new memories. I will miss the family dinners and the Sunday brunches, watching my friends interact with their own family, sometimes yelling, sometimes laughing...it was often times comical to watch, yet I always felt right at “home”. I know I am NOT the easiest person to handle or understand but you all have dealt with my crazy obsessions, picky eating, mood swings, “duh” moments, complete meltdowns...I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for the constant love and support. I know this isn’t a permanent goodbye, but a see you later, or until next time.
Thank you for coming into my life, our life. Whether you made a negative impact or a positive one, I would not be who I am today without you. These 4 years in Japan, I have come to accept the events in my life that happened while here, with the exception of my Father’s passing (I am still struggling with this one), and I will move forward with a new start, a new adventure, a new chapter in Florida. #leavingonajetplane#goodbyeoldhellonew#anewadventure#anewadventureawaits#onechapterclosesanotherbegins#goodbye#goodbyessuck#usnavy#navy#navylife#pcs#pcsing#itsnotgoodbye#itsseeyoulater#thankful#creatingmemories#changeisgood#untilnexttime
Year 13 sometimes feel like day 1. 🙁They say "time heals all wounds"...they lied. I'm still waiting!! Some days it feels like it was just yesterday, and on those days the pain is unbearable 😟☺💔 Other days are filled with laughing memories! But most are filled with "what ifs..." R.I.P. "X" Shields 🙏🏽🙏🏽 #brother#gothiswings#8 .15.2005 #August15 😇
Today was bittersweet 🤭. After three years, I finished my last day at Adirondack Medical Practice. I absolutely loved my job and all of my co-workers 💕❤️ I’ve made some amazing friendships and memories that will last a lifetime! However, I could not be more excited as I embark on my new journey. Cheers to new beginnings 🎊🥂❤️ I can’t wait to see what’s coming next 😌😙
Two years ago today we were so close to opening our Storefront. So many possibilities, so much hope, overflowing with excitement. It was everything we could have hoped for and so much more than we could have dreamed. We opened our doors and our lives became flooded with friends and support from entire communities. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts- it has been a hell of a run and we are so glad that you were all their for the ride. But things change, opportunities arise and with that comes heartfelt goodbyes. We have made the agonizing decision to close our doors here at Gypsy Soul. We will continue to be open through September and hope to see you all before we go. In the coming weeks we will have additional info about sales and leasing opportunities for this space. This is obviously an emotional time for us and we would love to concentrate on all the good this last two years has brought. If you would like to share a great memory or a picture of something amazing you have purchased here we would LOVE to see it.Thanks again for your continued support and love. ~The Neumann's
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Laura and I are so grateful for being a part of approximately 95 #tuesdaygang . We can't wait to watch you girls grow as you all move on to prek this fall! Thank you Katie and Amber for hosting, advice, venting, coffee, deckdays, pizza and donut parties, and your friendship. #rklab407#bffs#itsnotgoodbye#somanymemories
Nora, working with you the past three years have been a ✨DREAM.✨I couldn’t imagine a better partner in crime to do this work with. My sister and I love you! You are hilarious. You are genuine. You are so kind. You have been my best friend at work! Love you to pieces- I carry you in my heart ALWAYS. ❤️ Denver is so lucky to have you! Thanks for the many ways you have impacted my life deeply. You are a gift- a hidden gem. Miss you already!! Bye now!!! #itsnotgoodbye#seeyoulater
Thank you for teaching me softness. Thank you for the nature, the people, the weird, the really weird, the magic.... I feel like we’ll never be quite done with each other... I’ll hold our memories in my heart forever. I’ll be back to make more.
We’re coming home. See you late September ;)
Eight months ago I moved to Montana. A place I had admired from a distance for a long time, a place that’s wild and untouched and makes my heart jump. The stars shine brighter, the rivers run clearer, and the the sky really is bigger here. There’s no rat race, no highway traffic, and no sky scrapers. I’ve fallen in love with the land, with the simplicity, and even a few locals. That’s why I’ve never imagined myself saying or doing what I’m about to... In a few short weeks I will be saying goodbye to my Montana paradise and returning home to Colorado. As hard as it will be to leave, my heart and my roots are pulling me home for now. It’s not you, Montana, it’s me. This is a decision that’s not easy to describe in a simple instagram or Facebook post, and although the people closest to me know the deeper reasonings it’s still difficult to explain, even to them. All I know is that it’s right and I’m trusting my intuition on this. While I’m excited to return home and start another new chapter I’m focused more on closing this one out right now. So I’m enjoying every minute I’m here. I’m soaking up the views and getting out in the amazing land. I’m spending precious time with the people who mean the most to me, and oh boy, you do mean the world to me. You might never understand all that you’ve done for me, but I’ll always remember and I’ll always appreciate it, I promise you.
I arrived in Montana as a girl on the run just trying to piece her life back together, and I feel as though I’m leaving as a woman who’s healed and whole and ready to dance through life.
I’ll always love you Montana, and I will ALWAYS visit. But for now let’s have a few last romps and a couples more hurrahs before the seasons change and blow me away. ↞↟↠