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  • Writer's pictureJaden Austin

End of an Era: Farewell Tallahassee, Hello Atlanta!

As I stand in the empty rooms of my house in Tallahassee, Florida, I am filled with a whirlwind of emotions. This home has been my sanctuary, my canvas for creativity, and the backdrop for countless memories. Selling this house marks the end of an era, but it also signals the exciting start of a new chapter in Atlanta, Georgia.


A Journey Through Decor: Creating My Haven

I purchased my cozy house in Tallahassee at the tender age of 23. Fresh out of college, wide-eyed, and unsure of where life was taking me, I took a leap of faith and invested in my first home. It was a quaint little place with a charming personality, nestled in a quiet neighborhood. Decorating my Tallahassee home was a journey in itself. Each room was a reflection of my personality and passions, which truly made it Jays Hideaway. Because, every corner of this house tells a story, and saying goodbye is bittersweet.


Fun and Festivities: A Home Filled with Laughter

My home wasn’t just a place to live; it was a haven for gatherings, celebrations, and creating cherished memories. The walls of this house have witnessed laughter, love, and joy. From Halloween parties with elaborate costumes to Thanksgiving dinners with friends and family gathered around the table, each holiday was a celebration of togetherness. I fondly remember the Christmases spent decorating the tree, the aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting through the air, and the warmth of the fireplace on chilly winter nights.


A New Chapter in Atlanta

As I pack up my belongings and prepare to hand over the keys, I can’t help but feel a mix of emotions. Leaving behind the home that has seen me through my twenties, through countless ups and downs, is not easy. But I am excited about the new chapter that awaits me in Atlanta.


Moving to a bustling city like Atlanta feels like a leap into the unknown. I still don’t know exactly where life is taking me, and perhaps I never will. But that’s the beauty of it—life is a journey, and every step, every move, brings new experiences and lessons.


Starting a new job in a new city is daunting, but it’s also an opportunity for growth and reinvention. I look forward to exploring Atlanta, meeting new people, and making new memories. My new home will be a blank canvas, ready to be filled with my evolving taste in decor, and I can't wait to host my first gathering there, bringing a piece of Tallahassee's warmth and hospitality with me.


Embracing the Unknown

As I say goodbye to Tallahassee and my cherished home, I carry with me the experiences, lessons, and memories that have shaped me. I am anxious, yes, but also incredibly excited to see where this new chapter will lead. Life is full of surprises, and while I may not know exactly where it’s taking me, I am ready to embrace the journey with an open heart and an adventurous spirit.


So, here's to new beginnings, to the unknown, and to the beautiful journey of figuring it all out. Goodbye, Tallahassee. Hello, Atlanta! 🥂


Check Out The Lasting Images of My Home Below!



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