Goodbye, home

Tomorrow I leave my home. 

My home of nearly eight years. My home that has taught me who I am, both the easy and the hard way, over and over again. 

My home that has made me who I am. 

I grew up in Montana, though my college years, and the first few years of "adulthood," were spent in Nevada. And something about these later years was different. Maybe it's because I was truly on my own. Maybe it's because I was able to let myself be exactly who I wanted to be. 

Maybe it was a combination of those things and maybe it wasn't those things at all. 

I don't know. 

But I do know that my time in the biggest little city taught me a lot about life. So much, that you would have to read every single blog on here and my other blogs through the years, because I didn't start writing until I lived here. Everything I have learned through this space, I have learned in this chapter of my life. 

And tomorrow, that chapter ends. 

Again, you would have to read every single blog post in order to really see what I have gained during my time here, but the fact that you're even to this line means the world to me, so I'm going to break it down as quickly as possible. I have learned much more than this, too, though I learned a long time ago that not everything needs to be shared (even though it might not seem like it). 

1. Friends are family you choose.

2. People are all that matter. 

3. You can completely change your life, but always remember who you are. 

4. Be true to you. 

5. When it's time to take the leap, do it. 

6. You have to believe in yourself. 

7. Work hard, play hard. 

8. It's all about balance. 

9. You can't regret. 

10. It's better to have loved and lost than never loved at all. 

11. Leaving is never easy. But bittersweet is a good thing to taste. 

12. You've gotta love yourself. 

13. You are capable of more than you ever thought possible.

Anastasia Warren