Tonight I leave Cleveland and drive to Lexington to start the next chapter in my life.
New adventures are a good thing and I intend to embrace my new life with arms wide open but I am sad to leave a city that I have adopted as my own and that I love.
People don’t give Cleveland enough of a chance. I really believe that. I also think that Clevelander’s need to give it more of a chance too. It is a great city with so much to offer, if only it would believe in itself more.
Someone asked me why I am going to miss Cleveland. Not an easy question to answer in a few trite lines but more than anything it will be the people that left imprints in my life – I will miss my vendors, my brides and grooms. I will miss pictures at Voinovich Park, The Blue Bridge and the Italian Cultural Gardens.
I will miss our little house in Solon and the crazy neighbor lady who always mowed her lawn in a housedress and slippers (often with curlers in her hair).
I love Cleveland and I will miss it terribly. I consider myself lucky to have had over 2 years here. So, thank you Cleveland…you made me feel very much at home.
“Live your life with arms wide open, today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten” – Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield