I donâ€™t really like Goodbyes. On the other hand, I donâ€™t feel like singing â€œBe Back Soonâ€ from the Musical Oliver!, expresses how much this City and everyone in it means to me. While I will be back to visit as often as possible, I know that it will never be the same (Iâ€™ve moved more than once).
With that being said, there are a few notes Iâ€™d like to leave, â€œDear John Charlestonâ€ letters if you will.
Friends- Thank you for welcoming me into your life. Whether we met at a bar, walked the bridge, or shared our deepest secrets these are the moments I will miss, but the memories I will keep. Luckily, weâ€™ve got Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch.
Benton Family- You have changed my life. I cant even describe in words how much youâ€™ve taught me. I love you dearly and know we will remain in each others lives forever! Who knew a cupcake was that powerful?
Cupcake- Itâ€™s because of you I like cupcakes. 1. Because they are DELICIOUS!!!!!! 2. Because you brought the Bentonâ€™s into my life. You donated cupcakes to my relay for life team years ago and a bright eyed little boy named Joey wanted one. He brought his mom over to buy one and it all began.
Men- It might have been 30 Dates in 30 Days, a random (super classy) make out session at a bar, 2 weeks that led to nowhere, or you were Prince Charming. Think of me fondly? I hope you willâ€¦.I know I will.
Memphis- Ups and Downs, good and bad, I will always love you.
Al, Amy, Anne, and Alysa- WHAT IS IT WITH ME ROOMING WITH â€œAâ€™sâ€? Jeopardy nights (DAILY DOUBLE), Car-eoke, Nights at Genes/voodoo, trips to Savannah for St. Pattyâ€™s Dayâ€¦my time here wouldnâ€™t have been the same with out you! We went through so much together and I love you all dearly.
Glam Squad- OH PALOOSH!!!! I donâ€™t know what I will do without you. The talent in the salon is phenomenal. The BEST of the BEST! Charleston is so lucky to have a salon like Paloosh. Schedule your appointment today if you havenâ€™t been there 766-0037. Holly, thank you for everything: the lashes, the extensions, the friendship.
Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston (Dr. Todd, Lori, Ginger, and everyone there)-You introduced me to a new way of life! BOTOX, PERLAYNE, LASER HAIR REMOVALâ€¦.a girlâ€™s best friend! You are the best in the business and it was my absolute pleasure working with you.
Subaru of Charleston (Ken French, Robert Crews, Mark, Chris, and everyone there)- I bought 2 cars from you and couldnâ€™t have been happier with the customer services. You always worked with me to get me in the vehicle I â€œhadâ€ to have and it was fun too! I always had a blast thereâ€¦even during oil changes. Thank you so much for your constant supportâ€¦and schedule =)
Verizon Wireless- I COULDNâ€™T SURVIVE WITHOUT MY PHONE! So being able to endorse the thing that is the most important to me has been amazing! Droid DOES!
Dr. Cox- I get more compliments on my smile and I know that has to do with you. Thank you so much for everything!
Physicians Plan- Itâ€™s because of you I can fit in my â€œskinny jeansâ€, sometimes they are a little tightâ€¦but working with you has taught me what to do to get back on track. Thank you.
Mandy- Words canâ€™t describe what your friendship means to me. Iâ€™m so lucky to have you in my life. Thank you so much! BIEBER FEVER!!!!!
Ayoka- Relax, Relate, Release. Youâ€™re words of wisdom are one of the many reasons I love youâ€¦the others I cant make public. Keep tearin em down in 20 seconds or less. Iâ€™ll play Alejandro every Friday around 830 to remind me of you!
Twin- Champagne for my campaign! I love you.
Shari- I think you and your Rent-A-Man should open up a Man Renting store in DC! Think about itâ€¦PS I still need to testifyâ€¦God Iâ€™m gonna miss you!
Melissa- Glass of wine, negotiations, late night walks on the bridge. Youâ€™ve been there. It means the world to me.
Brandy- We met for a “bridge walk” and by bridge walk we meant Bambu for Happy Hour. Since then our friendship has blossomed into something truly special. I love you.
Mendi- Holiday Innâ€¦Folly Beachâ€¦.Itâ€™s where I fell in love with you.
Andrew- 10% baby!
Tara Lynn- Thank you so much for allowing me to be on My News 2 every Tuesday and Thursday. The experience and our friendship has meant so much to me.
Joe Quinn- Iâ€™ll see you next weekâ€¦.and on Judgement Day (Iâ€™m sure somewhere in between too)
LC- Weâ€™ve had one of the most challenging and rewarding friendships Iâ€™ve ever known and always ended up on the up. Iâ€™ll miss you, your vodka infusing skills, and YES I will have a key ready for you and the rest of DC =)
Mayor Swails, Mayor Summey, & Rewis,- Keys to the City & Oâ€™Brionâ€™s WOW! What an honor. It is one of my proudest, most treasured moments from my time in the Low Country. Donâ€™t be surprised when Iâ€™m back in Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, and Oâ€™Brionâ€™s with keys in hand.
Crave- You were and will forever be my â€œCheersâ€. Have a glass of your â€œfinestâ€ waiting for me.
Halls- The place and the familyâ€¦one of my favorites for sure. Open one in DC?
Bill Murray- 1. I LOVE YOU! 2. Thank you for living in Charleston so I was able to fulfill my life long quest to meet you. 3. Marry me and move to DC?
My 95SX Family- Working at 95SX has been one of the most educational, entertaining, exciting experiences of my career and life. Take care of this station!!!!!
Mike- Cluck Cluck! Thank you for being the rockâ€¦and I thought Iâ€™d never say itâ€¦The Quarterback. You took our team to the next level.
Tanya- We all we got!
Arthur- While Iâ€™m going to miss a lot of things in this city, you are the one I will miss the most. You have been my comfort. Knowing that I wont be able to just drive on over, park at the gas station, and walk down Wonder Way breaks my heart. Luckily, now that weâ€™re â€œIn a Relationshipâ€ Iâ€™ll be able to keep up with you day to day on Facebook. I love you.
Jack Diamond, Aly,& Jimmie- I cant wait to see what our future holds. Everything about this seems so right. See you Monday morning!
We had a good run.