If you haven’t seen yesterday’s Instagram post, then you won’t know we’re moving to Charleston (video coming tomorrow)!! Yesterday was our last day in Manhattan Beach and for a few weeks we will be living with my parents until all our stuff is shipped to Charleston. I can’t believe our time has come to leave this city. We’ve made so many memories here. We moved in right after graduating college, I quit my full time job and started my own business (Hayley Paige Blogs), got engaged, then married, and had Annabelle. When we first moved here we were so unsure of the area because we both weren’t familiar with any part of Los Angeles. For those of you not from the area, Manhattan Beach is a coastal town filled with beautiful houses, amazing food, and close to so many other fun cities that we’ve had the chance to explore (Palos Verdes, Downtown LA, Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, Redondo Beach, etc.). It has so much to offer for young couples.
The one thing I think I’ll miss most (besides the weather) is the feeling of ‘home’. I’ve never truly felt at home anywhere else besides my parents house. I lived in my sorority house and in an apartment for short periods of time, but we’ve lived here for three years and are so familiar with the area. ^^Pointing at birds of course..her favorite word.
For such a long time that was the one thing holding us back from moving to a new place – being afraid it wouldn’t feel like home. I had a tough time adjusting to this area as it’s far from where I’m from, but it gradually happened over the course of a few months and now I have so much attachment to it. I totally get why most people never pick up and move to somewhere completely different. It can be a hard adjustment, leaving everything you’ve ever known to a place completely new and foreign. I also think you have to be in the right frame of mind for it to make sense. I feel like this is the perfect time because we’ve somewhat adjusted to being new parents and are ready for a new adventure similar to the one we faced three years ago.
On this particular day we walked along the pier, got hazelnut ice blended’s from Coffee Bean;), and soaked up our last day in downtown MB. I’m not sure if we will ever live here again, but I know we will be back!