Today is a bittersweet day :( my dear friend, The Design Stylist, along with her hubby and their two awesome Dalmatians are moving.
(Ashley & I – Circa My 28th Birthday 2012)
Now, I realize it’s not “goodbye.” It’s “see you later!” She’s still going to be my friend, my graphic designer, and my fellow Kate Spade addict ;) BUT I am human and change is hard for me. It will be strange not having her 5 minutes away for a coffee, chat, or quick thrift shop. Ashley’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime friendships you find and I know she will continue to be in my life. Plus, she’s still in California – just a bit more north, up in Palo Alto, WHICH is a pretty cheap Southwest flight away AND there’s Skype! Gosh. I really shouldn’t be complaining . . . or I guess I’m not even complaining. It’s me writing my feelings out in the open.
Why is it so hard to accept a break in your normal?
I mean I am happy for her husband’s new job and excited to see where this chapter in their life takes them. It’s almost selfish for me to be sad. You want everything to be the best for the people that you love, right? This is their next step. So, yea, I need to dry these teary eyes of mine, put on my big girl panties, and deal with it. Just smile, Jenna. Ashley has done so much for you both personally and professionally. You will honestly be forever in her debt because she has ultimately made a permanent mark on your heart.
“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
So safe travels my Design Stylist friend :D I cannot wait to hear all about your new home!