My relationship with Mami is about to change. In less than a month, I will be moving away cross country to Los Angeles for a month, and we will be physically apart for the first time since 2006.

I am so thrilled.

11 replies
  1. RubyDW
    RubyDW says:

    Honestly, Yes! When i moved to Jersey my mother and I began to get a long much better in a visit back to cali last year we had a blow out after just a few days around eachother. It took me a while to understand why it was we were fighting. My mother can be pretty stubborn and I guess I can too only because I’ve always let me my mother talk to me like a kid. Now that i’m back I choose my battles and I try to enjoy the little time I do have with her.

  2. alba garza
    alba garza says:

    I moved away from my mom years back and it was hard being away from her and also the place I call home. I ended up moving back. This may not be the case for you, so GOOD LUCK!! To your new adventure

  3. Monica
    Monica says:

    I can totally relate to this. My mother often says that we’re more like sisters than mother/daughter. Before I left for the chapel for my wedding, she told me I could still change my mind if I wanted to! I love my mom. But she drives me bien loca when we are together for longer than a week. But I miss her terribly, too, and wish she just lived one town over – close, but not too close. It’s good that your mom loves you enough to let you go so easily. Keep an open mind. You never know what the future may bring!

  4. Comiendo en LA
    Comiendo en LA says:

    My first time living far from my mom, was when I decided to leave my country and moved to Australia….really really farrr and it was hard, but I great experience!! You would love LA!! Let me know If you have any questions 🙂

  5. Maria Amelia
    Maria Amelia says:

    I moved three hours away from my parents for two years after I got married. It was like I drove a knife through her heart. It also hurt me a lot. Ultimately I couldn’t live so far away from my parents, or my husbands. And yet, my mother moved an ocean away from her father. Sometimes in life you have to make difficult decisions. Just continue to be a good daughter to her, no matter where you move. She will love you no matter what.

  6. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    I know you’re mom must be hurt but she is proud of you. I know I am! Congrat to you and I hope I get to see you soon. Abrazos!

  7. Pattie
    Pattie says:

    I wish I was as strong as you, but I just can’t and don’t really want to get away from my mom. I love her with all my heart, she doesn’t drive me crazy and she loves my kids just as much as I do. She’ll only be around for a short while and I want to be with her as much as possible.

    Good luck on your temporary move though. I hope you make the best if it. Xo

  8. Alexandra Morbitzer
    Alexandra Morbitzer says:

    Love this peace. . .very honest, very demonstrative of the bond you and your mom share. Thanks for including me. As much as I might kid and lament about how much you will be missed, I’m SO proud of you for taking this huge step. You are sure to do great things in LA and I can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures. And don’t worry – Mami will come around 🙂

  9. Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™
    Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™ says:

    You’ll do great in LA. I think you’ll love it and stay longer than one month. My 6.5 years in Atlanta, made me fall in love with my mother even more. And now that I’m back home, in the confines of her borderline hoarder house, I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to wake up to fresh cuban espresso every morning. Funny how things change, no!

  10. Karen Costoso-Fernandez
    Karen Costoso-Fernandez says:

    My daughters are soon approaching the age of possibly moving out of state (both in their twenties). If this does happen, I will miss them terribly. But loving them means letting them go when they decide to spread their wings and fly… I wish you and your Mami all the best!


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