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10 Year Boston Anniversary

Happy Monday friends! A few weeks ago I went down the rabbit hole on Facebook and saw a post that reminded me of my move to Boston ten years ago on this date! An entire decade ago! That's honestly so mind boggling to me to look back on how much has changed in that time. It sounds like so much time, yet as we all know, time goes by so fast so it feels as if I blinked and found myself here 10 years later! What's even cooler is that 6 of those 10 years are all captured here on my blog!
FB Photo from June of 2009!
When I first moved to Boston, it rained for almost the entire month of June. I was doing my best not to take that as a bad omen! I moved with no job, two friends (that's being generous) and during one of the worst recessions. Finding a job was my job and I often found myself sitting on a bench in the Public Garden crying because I had found out yet again that a company passed on me because I was "too green" or they decided to go with the candidate that had a connection - it was seriously disheartening. Until one day it wasn't and I got a job offer and was able to move out of my sisters house, who had graciously let me live with her (and my niece, nephew & brother-in-law) for 8 months while I made the transition - ie, find a job
How has Gary literally not aged?!
I often think about where I am now because of that decision to move to Boston and the chance I took on myself. All the friends I've made, the jobs I've had - I think about Gary, who I met almost a year to the day after moving and my sweet Sophia. It makes me realize that every time I sat on that park bench and cried, it was absolutely worth it. 
I walk through the Public Garden all the time, I see the bench that I cried on so many times (because it was always the same bench!) and I stop to think about myself at 22. While I certainly don't miss that time in my life, I know the courage and guts that girl had should never leave me. Thankfully, I think I have more tenacity than ever! So to the people out there wondering if they should take the leap of faith - I'm confident my answer will always be yes!

30 comments

  1. So sweet! It's so amazing to look back and see how God weaved everything together in His perfect timing! I moved to Dallas 11 years ago during the beginning of the recession and it's so crazy to look back now.

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  2. i remember those crying days when i moved to canada as well!! How times have changed! And yay for your move to boston and all that your life is now!

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  3. Happy anniversary! I love this so much. It's crazy how much time changes things.

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  4. Bless your heart, Boston has treated you so well and worked out to be exactly where you needed to be! You’re so lucky you had your sister. I love the throwback pics!

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  5. Loved hearing your story about moving to Boston! It definitely takes a lot of courage to move to a new place but it truly was all meant to be!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  6. Congrats! Love all the photos!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  7. It’s such an amazing thing to do in your early twenties (take a chance on somewhere new)! What a beautiful life you’ve built in Boston girl!
    Xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  8. Oh how I envy your guts to up and move. And look at the good that came.

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  9. Gosh friend- I loved this so much!! Hard to believe how fast time flies- or how one seemingly small decision can change everything for us! Love that you didn't give up- look where you are now!! :)

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  10. LOVE this post, and lol at how Gary hasn't aged. He totally hasn't! I remember all the rain in June 2009 which was our last summer in New England. It was a wash out, but the rest of the summer was SO gorgeous <3

    Green Fashionista

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  11. I love this! Such a sweet way to look back and see how so many little things make your life what it is!

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  12. Such sweet photos. Happy 10 years.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you so much for this post. I really need to read it in this moment, because I'm in similar situation. I believe that everything happen for some reason and finish at best possible way and when I saw your happy photos now I hope so that I will have same future one day.

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  14. Seriously, Gary has not aged one day. Congrats on this huge life milestone!!! Look at everything you have accomplished in this amount of time :-)

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  15. Awe - I absolutely love this post! It's so fun to look back on times in life to see how far you've come. And, you certainly have! Love that last picture of you and little miss. xx

    Just sayin',
    Karly @ What Karly Said

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  16. This is such a lovely post! I am so glad you stuck it out and made the leap, the rewards were abundant!

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  17. Love this post! Congrats on your 10-year Boston anniversary!! I'm so proud of you for taking that leap and moving without having everything figured out!! That's incredible!! <3

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  18. I love how happy this post is! Sounds like moving to Boston was such an amazing decision and brought you so many amazing blessings! :)

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  19. 10 stinkin' years?! I remember how many darn interviews you would go on; I couldn't believe it! You are a model of perseverance and stick-to-itness!! Everything happens for a reason for sure!! XOXO, R

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  20. Happy 10 Year Anniversary hun!! I am so honored to have been one of your first Boston friends - and still friends to this day. Ohhhh the stories we have haha! I'm so happy you took the leap and stuck it out! :) xoxo Jess

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  21. Happy 10 years in Boston! That city has definitely been good to you! And I agree Gary doesnt age haha!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  22. So amazing, Biana! Isn't it remarkable how fate and life come together for the perfect reasons and ways? Happy Boston anniversary to you!

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  23. Oh my gosh well this post just made me happy! Amazing how life has a way of working out. A great reminder too when we are in the middle of he waiting, i.e. your eight months with your sister. Your family is so precious!! Don't you love how our blogs document our lives?!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  24. You've built a beautiful life for yourself in the 10 years even if the beginning was rocky/uncertain. Strong women find their way and that you did. Love seeing how happy you are now with your beautiful family! xo

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  25. Isnt it just nuts to think about how all the domino's fall when you make a big choice in life?

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  26. 2009 was the year we (granted, we'd just gotten married) moved across the country too, and I FIRMLY believe it's a risk everyone should take!
    It's so awesome to look back and see how it all falls into place :)

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  27. Congrats on 10 years in Boston! So awesome to look back

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  28. Woah crazy how time passes by!!!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  29. Happy 10 years! Those hards times were totally worth it!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  30. Reading this just made me tear up - what a leap of faith and oh how wonderful it all worked out! I remember those days of struggling to find a job...2009 was not the best time for that at all! But all that was so worth it. And seriously, Gary has not aged one bit. We need his secret!

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