What I Will Miss about Living in Dallas




So, the cats outta the bag… we’re moving back to New England! While I’m so so excited to be back home, it’s super bittersweet. When we moved to Dallas in late September of 2016, I never imagined staying for as long as we did. And now? I’m a little sad we’re leaving so soon. It feels like our time here has truly flown by. Our first year.. was definitely hard. Our first six months were purely amazing, and then we were hit with a major wave of homesickness and depression. From there on, a lot has changed. I feel like our second year spent in Dallas has been absolutely incredible…filled with so much growth, adventure, and beautiful experiences. Looking back on our time spent here, I am amazed at how much Dustin and I have grown and changed. While I write this post, I’ve realized as much as I’ve been homesick over the course of two years, it was worth it. Living in Dallas has allowed me to grow, and become a healthier, happier version of myself. There are so many incredible things I am going to miss about living in Dallas, but today I’m only sharing a few with you all. Read on to hear 50 things I will miss about living in Dallas!

50 Things I’ll Miss About Living in Dallas

  1. The Dallas Skyline
  2. Having an over abundance of coffee shops nearby
  3. Having a Target within at least three miles of me
  4.  The Velvet Taco – Our favorite taco joint
  5. The blogging community in Dallas
  6. Endless job opportunities
  7. The hustle and bustle of downtown
  8. Dallas Arboretum
  9. All of the food
  10. White Rock Lake + the dog park
  11. Sunshine + Not having seasonal depression
  12. Our first apartment
  13. Swimming in Barton Springs in Austin
  14. Shopping North Park Center
  15. Getting my fix of Chick-fil-A lemonade whenever, wherever
  16. My work-family
  17. Having an IKEA close by
  18. Playing games at Klyde Waren Park
  19. Pool days when it’s 110 degrees
  20. Texas BBQ
  21. Downtown Dallas
  22. The big eyeball
  23. Exploring various cities in Texas
  24. Visiting Houston to see friends
  25. Experiencing so many different cultures in one city
  26. Hanging out at Legacy Hall in Plano
  27. Greenville Avenue
  28. Exploring Bishop Arts District
  29. The Stevie Ray Vaughn mural downtown
  30. Street art in Deep Ellum
  31. Taking our dog everywhere because Dallas is super dog friendly
  32. Antique shopping
  33. Exploring Magnolia Market each year on our anniversary
  34. Being able to wear shorts for the entirety of the year
  35. Unique animals
  36. Dallas Farmers Market
  37. Eating Gelato on hot summer nights
  38. Walking on Katy Trail
  39. The ability to never be bored in the city
  40. Drinking on rooftop bars, seeing the skyline at night
  41. All of the beautiful memories we have here
  42. Gorgeous parks + abundance of food trucks
  43. How inviting and fun the state truly is
  44. Opportunity is endless here
  45. How cheap groceries are
  46. …and how gas is basically always under $2
  47. Living in a city that doesn’t feel like a “city”
  48. The state is huge, with so much to explore
  49. How incredibly nice native Texans are
  50. The rich history

As sad as I am to say goodbye to Dallas, I’m feeling ready to start a new chapter alongside my husband, in our home state of Maine. I can’t wait to see all of our family and friends, and make every moment count. We’re not sure where we will end up, or if we will stay in Maine long term, but we’re excited to be back home. One thing’s for sure, I am extremely grateful to have been able to spend time in Dallas, to make memories,  form lasting friendships, and experience new things.

Have you ever moved before, what did it teach you? Share with me in the comments!

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

A lifestyle + wellness blog, This Northern Native is a place to come for major realness. I deliver raw, honest content created for those who value becoming the happiest & healthiest versions of themselves possible, and share a love for New England living.