If I could pick a word to describe this week it would be bittersweet. My last full week in the only hometown I’ve ever known. My last full Friday in Northwest Arkansas before I become a new resident of Austin, Texas.
It is kinda fitting that my mother was just finishing the last episode of Friday Night Lights tonight and Tim Riggins said his ever-famous line: “Texas forever”. I’m glad I watched the entire Friday Night Lights show before moving to Texas. It certainly won’t be the same as Arkansas, but it’ll due. I’m ready to finally move in with Wade!
We had a going away dinner/girls’ date night this past Wednesday with a dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse. A bunch of my mother’s friends with some of my friends made for a great night. Oh, and the Longhorn Salmon at Longhorn Steakhouse is on point. I know, I know, here I go ordering seafood at a steakhouse. I love salmon.
One of my best friends, Ashley, surprised me with an unexpected–and themed!–going away gift bag full of different goodies. The theme was “I’m blue…” because she was blue that I am moving away. Full of many different blue items. I think my favorite is the Snoopy mason jar drink container with the straw.
Just before entering the brewery to grab a beer that night, Ally and I spotted a rainbow in the sky. The way it was positioned, it was just behind the old farmer’s exchange co-op store that has been just off of the Bentonville, Arkansas square for decades. Even my mother remembers that store from when she was a little girl.
That rainbow paired with a very iconic building in my hometown…definitely a bittersweet moment. It’s like my hometown was telling me goodbye.
But it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later.
I’ll be back, Bentonville. Austin, we’re coming for ya.
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