Monday, August 23, 2010
One Hand in the Air for the Big City
So the big announcement I mentioned on Friday?
I'm moving to New York!
This idea has been floating around for a while, but all of a sudden, things started coming together rather quickly and perfectly. My husband and I both have jobs lined up in the city, and now we're looking for an apartment in Brooklyn. We plan on leaving Seattle and driving cross-country in early October. I'm a little scared at the prospect of a 3,000-mile move, but I'm mostly excited and eager for a change.
Before we came to Seattle, a little over three years ago, my husband and I lived in New York, except we weren't husband and wife then. It's the place where we met, fell in love and got engaged, the place where we formed our most meaningful friendships, and in many ways, the place that defined our faith and shaped who we are. It's a place that has always felt like home to both of us, and we can't wait to be back there!
We will certainly miss Seattle, and despite all the chaos that the next six weeks of packing, organizing and moving bring, I hope to visit all my favorite spots and people before we move on. So that's it. Prayers and happy thoughts are welcomed as we begin this big transition. Cue the Alicia Keys...
And a note to all you NYC bloggers, I hope this means we can be real-life friends!