7 thoughts on leaving New Orleans

I’m back!  It’s been a tough two weeks of packing, moving, and planning the trip, but we’re almost ready to take off.  Leaving New Orleans was really hard – over the last three and a half years we’ve had some incredible experiences and made some amazing friends.  It hasn’t really hit us yet because it seems like we’re just on vacation, but as we realize we won’t be going home to New Orleans I’m sure I’ll have to write some more to help alleviate the pain!

Here are seven thoughts on moving and leaving New Orleans:

1.  Nothing is permanent

We’re leaving New Orleans, but we can move back.  We’re taking off to travel the world for nine months, but if we don’t like it we can come back.   My wife quit her job, but she can get another one.

One of the toughest parts of changing is being afraid you can never go back.  Situations are rarely permanent…

2.  Amjad’s advice on friends

We were incredibly lucky to get some amazing friends in New Orleans.  Some were locals who took us in when we were new to the city, some were also new to the city, and others were our neighbors.  We really enjoyed our time with them and will miss them dearly.

When we talked to our friend Amjad about this and our fear of not getting friends like this again, he turned the concept a bit.  He said it wasn’t just luck that we got friends like this, it was because we were open to meeting new people and worked to establish these new relationships.  We hope (or should I say plan?) for this to continue on our trip.

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