I moved here to Arkansas back in November of '99 when I was 19. I didn’t have a job, a car, and I wasn’t going to school. It was easy to move then since I felt like I wasn’t doing anything with my life.
Nine years later I’m getting ready to move back home to New Jersey but this time I’m leaving a job (with insurance), a house (rental, but still my own place), friends, my animals, and a soon to be ex husband. I’m established here. I like the slowness of it all. New Jersey and Arkansas, are completely different. Yet I feel compelled to leave.
Moving back to New Jersey, I’ll have to live with my mom. That’s not bad since we get along great. I have more opportunities there especially where school is concerned. But I’m still sad to leave. I have 1 1/2 more months and then I’m gone. I’ll be leaving the same way I came, with nothing. Whatever I can fit in my car is what I’ll take with me.
I feel like this is the right choice even though I’ll be leaving so much behind. I never saw myself living here forever. I just hope it all works out and I don’t come to regret this decision.
Advice, life stories, whatever you like would be appreciated.