Monday, October 13, 2008

LOCAL

Dear Nashville,

Can we talk?

We've known each other how long now, two years? Two and a half? Something like that. It's been a lot of fun. We've flirted off and on. You've seen me through some highs and always been there waiting, when I hit the ground running only to come home to you. But it hasn't been all sunshine and roses. You've watched me hit some lows and seen me cry for greener pastures. And you've really let me down at times. When I needed you to deliver, you didn't always come through. But who was to blame? After all, I've flirted with my ex, Birmingham, sometimes right in front of you.

It's really been a roller coaster, hasn't it, Nashville?

Yet here we are, still dancing this awkward dance after two full years. Are we, aren't we, are we, aren't we? It's time we DTR, Nashville.

I'm done waiting. I'm done pining for the day when the timing felt right to leave you behind. Feeling like what we have going on is just temporary. All this time I've been calling you Right Now; could you be Forever? I'm done with the transitional mindset, I can't live that way anymore. I've been on that fence for two years and I'm climbing off. I've walked the walk. I got a Tennessee license and even registered to vote here. But that's not enough. It's time to talk the talk. So here it is, Nashville. Time to take the plunge. I am ready to be exclusive. Nashville, will you go steady with me?

You see, I'll always know where I came from, but it's time to stand firm where I am. Not "for the time being," not "until I get ready to move home again." I live in Nashville, no strings attached. It's you and me, kid. I'm committed. You jump, I jump.

Love,
L

6 comments:

  1. Awwww, how sweet. I always hated the DTR. Sounds like your conversation was a little one-sided though. Are you still gonna flirt with your ex just a little bit?

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  2. If Birmingham is your ex... what does that make Auburn? Just a "fling"? A one-night stand?

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  3. Auburn = first true love.
    Birmingham = the one that got away.

    Time to move on.

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  4. This is my favorite post EVER! I'm glad you are here to stay. Now that's one less thing the Belle Meade Police can write you a ticket for.

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  5. running buddy10/18/2008 3:29 PM

    Congratulations. That's a big step. I hope you have a long happy life together. You deserve it.

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  6. this is a fabulous post. congratulations and welcome!! as the old ad used to say, (and i am now paraphrasing) [you'll be glad you came]to Tennessee, we're playing your song!

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