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My Healthy Journey: Welcome to Washington

This piece was originally written for Health Alliance’s Blog and features information about Health Alliance’s products and services. Visit that site for more on my healthy journey and many more health and insurance subjects.

It’s been a little while since I mentioned a move. Since then, I’ve trotted across a few more states. (Am I actually insane? Perhaps.) After about 9 months in Indiana, my boyfriend and I just made the leap to the Seattle area in June. And moving has been taxing, as always.

I’d love to say that we planned perfectly to move across the country with ease and grace. Unfortunately, when military bases are involved, like they are for my boyfriend, there isn’t always time for perfect planning.

In the span of about 2 weeks, we:

  • Found an apartment
  • Packed our old apartment
  • Rented a truck
  • Drove across the country
  • Unpacked
  • Bought and assembled an apartment’s worth of new IKEA furniture

It was more the whirlwind version of moving.

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Life’s too short to even care at all.

She wasn’t very good at communicating with people. That had always been her problem. She either didn’t want to talk to them at all because she didn’t think they were worth the effort, or she didn’t want to feel weak.

Feeling weak was the greatest inhibitor to the communication she longed for with the people she cared about. But instead of reaching out, she usually shut down.

That’s what had happened with him, just like with everyone else.

She so badly wanted to be in love. She so badly wanted him to be that person. She so badly wanted it, but had been hurt so much, too much, to let him in.

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