How long have you been here?

This last week, I celebrated a milestone. (And by celebrated, I mean I noticed it in my Facebook memories, shared it with friends, and then moved on.) That milestone was 10 years living in the Nashville area.

That also means, this blog is quickly nearing 10 years, and, of course, my wedding Anniversary approaches.

There have been a lot of changes here in Nashville over the last 10 years. I recently was talking with someone and when I told them I’d lived here 10 years, they looked at me with shock.  I’m officially someone who catches themselves saying, “Oh you weren’t here when that happened? Well let me tell you about it…”

I’ve moved three times in the last 10 years (not counting the move from Texas.) There are areas I still could drive in my sleep. There are areas I hardly recognize. When I moved here, Nashville was, “A big city with a small town feel.” Today, its just a big city. Becoming the “It City” changed more than just the skyline.

Nonetheless, I’ve built a solid group of friends, all of which are people I know in my heart I could call if I needed them and they would be there. These are friendships that will always be there, even if we all were to move away. Through social media, texts, etc. we will keep up with one another. And that is something that is so precious to me, I couldn’t thank this city enough for it.

I have no idea what the next 10 years will bring. Will I still live here? Will I become so jaded I leave? Who knows… But I do know I look forward to finding out.