- Last updated on June 1, 2012 at 5:15 am
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I am origially from Nantucket Island. It is a small "sandbar" off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I just left the island two years ago to get away from the "every one knows your name and business" mentality. I had also just gotten out of a terrible five year relationship. Of course I didn't know it was terrible at the time! I worked at the local animal hospital as the head of the front desk. I have been around all types of animal my entire life and feel very comforable dealing with them. I currently have two cats and a dog. (Pics to follow) My Biffles, Lindz (also known as BFF), had left the island about seven years before and had been begging me to join her. She had found the love of her life and knew that I needed to get out of there as well. My current boyfriend refused to leave his home town though and so I was stuck. The jerk broke up with me two days before my birthday in January 2010. I spent the next couple of months pulling myself together and finding a better me. I decided to spend some time by myself and enjoy what I could do for me. I started running. I lost 60 pounds and felt better than ever. That mother's day I left the island to visit my Biffles for the weekend. I had a doctors appointment and her family is basically mine too, so my mom understood that we would postpone our time together for a couple of days. We had all just sat down to a lovely homemade brunch when Lindz's bonus-dad (step-father) busts out with, "So when are you moving over here?!?" I respond without a pause, "The end of October". I hadn't even thought about it, but the words just spilled out. It felt natural. So the process began. It is far from moving to the next town. Everything has to be moved over the ocean by boat. Oi! It was very stressful. Everything fell into place perfectly. I had to push my departure date back a month as a personal favor to my supervisor. (She had a vacation planned and requested that I stay to help train my replacement.) So the new date of adventure was Halloween 2010. The move was hectic but everything worked out well. I had an interview lined up for two days after I got there, and was offered the job the next day! It has been the biggest and best decision in my life so far. I miss my mom everyday, but we both know it's worth it!