In a whirlwind in 2010, I “eloped” and honeymooned for a week, returned to Georgia and immediately made the solo five and a half hour trek to my new home in Raleigh, North Carolina. The following day, I started a new career with no friends and no family close by. Between week days at my new job, I drove back to Georgia for the following three weekends to plan and throw our wedding party. D finally joined me in North Carolina a week later. Suffice it to say, this was one of the most stressful times in my life. Getting married, starting a new job (and career path), and moving are some of the most draining (albeit exciting) changes that occur in life. What were we thinking packing them all into one month?
Thank you again to Megan for the "old friend" prompts. It's been amazing writing about real things from my heart. Volume one of my Old Friend From Far Away essays can be found here.