January 4, 2012

I'm Not In Kansas Anymore

Dear Mom,

Not that I ever was in Kansas...but I'm not in Maine anymore either!

I hardly had time to hit the publish button on my last post before I was packing my bags and visiting my boyfriend. I went down to see him with no return date in mind, and actually ended up not coming home at all except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was spontaneous and absolutely crazy, but, three months later, I find more and more reasons to be happy every day.

Going from long distance to no distance was an easier transition than either of us thought. After only three months of knowing each other, taking a "leap of faith" was a complete understatement. Regardless, we went for it. Moving in together so quickly was a 100% make it or break it kind of thing, and surprisingly, I feel like I've been here with him for years. I can't wait to be.

Looking back on it, I can't explain why on Earth I even thought this was a good decision in the first place-- it was so reckless and unlike me-- but it just felt right. And it continues to feel that way. Sure, we've had our arguements; we've learned what it's like to see each other every day rather than to just talk constantly over the phone; we've had to make adjustments to help make our lives mesh. But like I said, I'm happy, and the only times I really cry are when I take a look at my life and wish so badly you were enjoying it with me. Will that pain ever go away?

As for my new job, new friends, this new place, etc.? There's more information to come. Hold tight!

I love you,


  1. Oh, I am so happy for you. I met my husband (of almost 17 years) one night, we started dating two days later and have been inseparable ever since. I moved in with him after six months and married him just over 13 months after our first meeting. I don't regret a moment I've had with him.

    Now that's not to apply any pressure to your relationship, but you know what feels right. Follow your heard. I commend you on following through on what makes you happy.

    If you ever want to communicate "off the grid," you're always welcome to email me at mtbrats@rogers.com.


  2. I am glad that were you are now feels so right. I met my husband in July , was engaged in October and married the next November. Still in love 30+ years later. Keep us posted.

  3. Sami, I'm so excited to see a post from you again. You've been quite busy I guess! I think it's just great that you're taking a leap of faith. Good for you! Wishing you happiness and contentment in the New Year. Like you said (and I said something very similar in my post - great minds ha!), I can't wait to be...

  4. Oh, I forgot, my twitter name is Nancy's Point too. I've been looking for you there...

  5. Ah! Sami's back! It's a little silly, but reading this post made me a teensy bit misty. I'm so happy you're happy, and I know Momma is loving it too. Who do you think let her pull all the strings... ;-) So happy you're happy. Can't wait to see what happens for you. All very good things I hope. :-)

  6. Sami, always wishing you all the best. Life is short and it is the happiness and memorable moments that make it so worthwhile. I loved reading this post, as I enjoy all your postings. You speak from the heart, and I know your mom is loving each and every letter you write.
    xoxoxo Rose Mary