South Carolina

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  • Columbia

    Columbia
    So, I’m in Columbia, South Carolina [Laughs] and I really like it! You guys… um, okay I think no matter what you’re going through in life, it’s all about perspective; where you’ve been, where you’re trying to go, so on and so forth.
    It plays a major role how you feel about things. I know some people, they live here in Columbia and they are like “Ahgh! Columbia is so slow! Blah, blah”
    Let me tell you, when we got to Columbia it was like we were in New York City! Because we just moved from 29 Palms, and 29 Palms is… not a happy place to be. Um, if you happen to be at 29 Palms right now, make the best of it. I sure did! But, let me tell you it’s really nice to be in a town that actually has stores, you know, and trees, and things to do, places to go and people to see. So, when we moved to Columbia I just felt like “oh my goodness! Look at this! There are like beautiful people everywhere! Columbia, I love you!!”

    That’s how I felt when I first moved to Columbia. So, I love it here you guys! Um, and it’s just nice…. um, yeah. I do miss my friends in 29 Palms; I miss my church, I miss my routine. That’s one thing I do miss, but I don’t miss the actual place. So, moving here to Columbia has been bitter-sweet because I do love it here; it is a nicer place like it’s a nicer town, a nicer environment. But I miss my people from 29 Palms. So, this transition has been a little bit rougher. I don’t think I mentally prepared myself like I did for my last move. Like when I moved from South Carolina to California, I made up my mind; no matter I’m going to make it work, I’m going to be happy.
    I wouldn’t give myself permission to miss South Carolina; I just move forward because it’s kind of like I’m in a new place, this is what I signed up for, I’m a military wife, I got to just get over it. This time I didn’t really have that little pep-talk with myself because I didn’t feel like I need it. I think it was kind of like “I’m leaving, woo!” there’s nothing I’m going to miss so I don’t have to give myself a pep-talk, who cares, moving on. And, then reality set in, like I think I moved here and then I kind of just expected to see my friends; I expected to still go to my church, I expected to move but not really lose anything and so, after a while I finally realised… Wait a minute; I’m never going to see so and so again! She’s not going to knock on my door.
    Like, I would go out to the grocery store and then be like ˜I’m not going to run into Laurie here’ she’s not here… and so, I started to feel a little sad. So, it has been bitter-sweet being here and like I said it’s been a tougher transition. The toughest transition…. nah, not the toughest but tougher than my last one… um, and I’m still you know… building my network here and making connections and trying to have a little social life and all that. And, it’s good so… like I said in the first part of this video I really shouldn’t be getting into all of this, because it’s really too good for this background… too good.’
    So, I’m in Columbia, South Carolina [Laughs] and I really like it! You guys… um, okay I think no matter what you’re going through in life, it’s all about perspective; where you’ve been, where you’re trying to go, so on and so forth.
    It plays a major role how you feel about things. I know some people, they live here in Columbia and they are like “Ahgh! Columbia is so slow! Blah, blah”
    Let me tell you, when we got to Columbia it was like we were in New York City! Because we just moved from 29 Palms, and 29 Palms is… not a happy place to be. Um, if you happen to be at 29 Palms right now, make the best of it. I sure did!
    But, let me tell you it’s really nice to be in a town that actually has stores, you know, and trees, and things to do, places to go and people to see. So, when we moved to Columbia I just felt like “oh my goodness! Look at this! There are like beautiful people everywhere! Columbia, I love you!!”

    That’s how I felt when I first moved to Columbia. So, I love it here you guys! Um, and it’s just nice…. um, yeah. I do miss my friends in 29 Palms; I miss my church, I miss my routine. That’s one thing I do miss, but I don’t miss the actual place. So, moving here to Columbia has been bitter-sweet because I do love it here; it is a nicer place like it’s a nicer town, a nicer environment. But I miss my people from 29 Palms. So, this transition has been a little bit rougher. I don’t think I mentally prepared myself like I did for my last move. Like when I moved from South Carolina to California, I made up my mind; no matter I’m going to make it work, I’m going to be happy.
    I wouldn’t give myself permission to miss South Carolina; I just move forward because it’s kind of like I’m in a new place, this is what I signed up for, I’m a military wife, I got to just get over it. This time I didn’t really have that little pep-talk with myself because I didn’t feel like I need it. I think it was kind of like “I’m leaving, woo!” there’s nothing I’m going to miss so I don’t have to give myself a pep-talk, who cares, moving on. And, then reality set in, like I think I moved here and then I kind of just expected to see my friends; I expected to still go to my church, I expected to move but not really lose anything and so, after a while I finally realised… Wait a minute; I’m never going to see so and so again! She’s not going to knock on my door.
    Like, I would go out to the grocery store and then be like ˜I’m not going to run into Laurie here’ she’s not here… and so, I started to feel a little sad. So, it has been bitter-sweet being here and like I said it’s been a tougher transition. The toughest transition…. nah, not the toughest but tougher than my last one… um, and I’m still you know… building my network here and making connections and trying to have a little social life and all that. And, it’s good so… like I said in the first part of this video I really shouldn’t be getting into all of this, because it’s really too good for this background… too good.’
    So, I’m in Columbia, South Carolina [Laughs] and I really like it! You guys… um, okay I think no matter what you’re going through in life, it’s all about perspective; where you’ve been, where you’re trying to go, so on and so forth.
    It plays a major role how you feel about things. I know some people, they live here in Columbia and they are like “Ahgh! Columbia is so slow! Blah, blah”
    Let me tell you, when we got to Columbia it was like we were in New York City! Because we just moved from 29 Palms, and 29 Palms is… not a happy place to be. Um, if you happen to be at 29 Palms right now, make the best of it. I sure did!
    But, let me tell you it’s really nice to be in a town that actually has stores, you know, and trees, and things to do, places to go and people to see. So, when we moved to Columbia I just felt like “oh my goodness! Look at this! There are like beautiful people everywhere! Columbia, I love you!!”

    That’s how I felt when I first moved to Columbia. So, I love it here you guys! Um, and it’s just nice…. um, yeah. I do miss my friends in 29 Palms; I miss my church, I miss my routine. That’s one thing I do miss, but I don’t miss the actual place. So, moving here to Columbia has been bitter-sweet because I do love it here; it is a nicer place like it’s a nicer town, a nicer environment. But I miss my people from 29 Palms. So, this transition has been a little bit rougher. I don’t think I mentally prepared myself like I did for my last move. Like when I moved from South Carolina to California, I made up my mind; no matter I’m going to make it work, I’m going to be happy.
    I wouldn’t give myself permission to miss South Carolina; I just move forward because it’s kind of like I’m in a new place, this is what I signed up for, I’m a military wife, I got to just get over it. This time I didn’t really have that little pep-talk with myself because I didn’t feel like I need it. I think it was kind of like “I’m leaving, woo!” there’s nothing I’m going to miss so I don’t have to give myself a pep-talk, who cares, moving on. And, then reality set in, like I think I moved here and then I kind of just expected to see my friends; I expected to still go to my church, I expected to move but not really lose anything and so, after a while I finally realised… Wait a minute; I’m never going to see so and so again! She’s not going to knock on my door.
    Like, I would go out to the grocery store and then be like I’m not going to run into Laurie here’ she’s not here… and so, I started to feel a little sad. So, it has been bitter-sweet being here and like I said it’s been a tougher transition. The toughest transition…. nah, not the toughest but tougher than my last one… um, and I’m still you know… building my network here and making connections and trying to have a little social life and all that. And, it’s good so… like I said in the first part of this video I really shouldn’t be getting into all of this, because it’s really too good for this background… too good.

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