It’s not goodbye, just see ya later…

This is one of the hardest posts I have written to date, as it will be my last as a CTWM blogger.

A little while ago, my husband and I made the decision to look at the possibilities of moving closer to our families in NH. Things happened fast, and just before our vacation I was offered, and subsequently accepted a job. We will be moving soon, and the house that seemed so small a few weeks ago now feels like a small country that needs to be packed up. And though we are thrilled to be able to live closer to family (really close, as we will be living with my folks for a bit), I’m a bit sad, a little stressed, and trying to hold it all together.

Oh, Pooh Bear…
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It hits me in waves and the little moments throughout the day about the life we have built over the last 10 years in CT. The neighbor who has become a surrogate grandma; the friends who are sad to see us go, yet so happy for us; the house that I brought both of my babies home to; the people who have watched those babies and helped us turn them into the two beautiful flowers that they are; the people who were strangers at first and have become like family; my sisters who may not be related to me in any other way except that they have helped me to raise my children over the last 2 years we have been blogging together.

But I hate goodbyes, and I refuse to say them.

peter pan
I may be moving, but I will NEVER forget!
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I will never forget my time in CT, and especially my time being a part of this most fabulous group of women! Our paths in life are determined by the steps we take to create them, and I am so fortunate to be able to look back on those steps with a smile, and a few tears, and know that because of them, the path I am building ahead will be similarly filled with love, lasting friendship, and the promise of a bright future.

Thank you for taking this journey with me- it has been a pleasure and an honor to share it with you all.

See ya later!


32 thoughts on “It’s not goodbye, just see ya later…

  1. Okay, you’ve received enough well-wishes so I’m just going to whine….what will we DOOOOOOO without YOUU??????????? (I’m so sad to see you go, Dear Sister!!!!!!)


  2. Best of luck to you and your family on this new chapter in your lives. I will really miss you and your fabulous Cleaner Living posts. I have learned to live ‘poo free thanks to you and love it! xo


  3. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and I’m sorry I didn’t have the gift of knowing you longer. Good luck and best wishes in NH! See you soon!


  4. I don’t even know what to say. I am so sad to see you go but so happy for you at the same time. You have been a key person here at ctworkingmoms and I appreciate everything you’ve done. Thank you for your wonderful pieces, for always going above and beyond and for being someone I always know I can bounce around ideas with. I love you and look forward to continuing our friendship through your move and beyond! xo


    1. I can never truly express the beautiful gift you have given me by allowing me to be a part of this amazing group of women! Love you to the moon and back!


  5. Dena, my family and I just relocated up to Maine and while it was exhausting, it has been fabulous. Best of luck to you and your family.


  6. Oh Dena. This makes me so sad to see you leave us, but at the same time, I am so happy for you and your family to be close again. I’ll never forget the amazing times we had as CT Working Moms, our 15 minutes of fame, and spending two days in NYC with the Today Show. You are in my heart forever.


    1. This will always be the time we look back on when we are 80 and meeting for our yearly Vegas trip, as the time we made lifelong friends. xoxo


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