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!

51 comments:

  1. Oh my, how exiting!

    Really hope I get to see NY one day, but it's quite a trip and there are so many places I want to go.

    Best of luck :)

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  2. Wow! That is so exciting! Congrats on your new adventure! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  3. Congratulations on the move!

    My move to NYC was one of the greatest things I've done so far in my life. It was while I was living there that I also met and fell in love with my bofriend. Such an amazing city!

    Even though we now live in DC, NYC will always been a completely special place.

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  4. hooray! I am so excited for you --- and insanely jealous at the same time. :) I'd love to move to Brooklyn after school is done, but looking for apts in the city has been a frightening task from out of state. Any tips from you would be awesome!!

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  5. Now that's pretty cool!! I live 20 minutes outside of Manhatten & I love it here. There are so many adventures you can take! Driving across country sounds exciting! Best wishes with the apartment hunting!! =) Welcome back to NY!

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  6. What fun! I've only ever visited New York, but I fell in love with it. It's really such a special place.

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  7. WOW congrats!!! So exciting! I've only been once to NYC but I loved it...going again in Sept!

    Best of luck!

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  8. Wow congratulations, what a big change! Good luck with everything, sounds like you're excited to return to NYC!

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  9. awww, what a sweet reason to move.. and how exciting!

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  10. Wow! Congratulations! How exciting!!!

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  11. Congratulations! How very very exciting!

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  12. wow! congrats! I know you are super excited! :)

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  13. Congrats!! Sad to have you leaving Seattle, but wow NYC will be awesome! Good luck with packing and the move!

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  14. How exciting!! Congratulations on your new adventure!!

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  15. YAY!! Im jealous! One day I will live in the great New York City! What a fun adventure it will be for you guys!

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  16. Oh, how exciting! Can't wait to read all about it!

    I've never been to NYC, but have a good friend that lives in Brooklyn. Maybe someday I'll visit.

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  17. I am so THRILLED FOR YOU!!!! And can't wait to read what adventures you get yourself into ... oh and definitely the treats that you find! Much love! xo

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  18. Congratulations! Sounds like a very good decision you've made and I love that you're going back to the place where it all started. Normally I'm not so excited when people move to NYC, mainly because most of my friends have and my husband and I have no desire to follow suit - but it sounds perfect for you so I'm happy :)

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  19. Woo Hoo!!! How exciting! Wish you all the best for your big move and all the fabulous new beginnings!
    xo tash

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  20. Oh, how exciting! I can't wait to hear more about your moving adventures!

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  21. congrats on the move! NYC will be so exciting!

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  22. Very exciting! Congratulations on the new jobs : )

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  23. il bandito de bigneAugust 23, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    look out Magnolia's we're comin'home!!

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  24. oh wow! how exciting! i fell in love with nyc last year when i went with hubbie fofr our 10th wedding anniversay. Oh i want to go again!

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  25. Congrats on the move and the jobs! I hope you find a fabulous apartment in Brooklyn to match. I won't be back in NYC permanently until next July, but when I am, I'd love to meet up.

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  26. How exciting! Glad you are getting to move back to somewhere you love

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  27. Congratulations! So exciting. There's nothing quite like the Big Apple!

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  28. So exciting! NYC is just the best. Best of luck :) xoxoxo

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  29. Can't wait for you to be on east coast time again and just a short flight away. I'm in a NY state of mind, from Keys to Joels

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  30. Congrats on the big changes ahead!

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  31. woohoo! cant freaking wait! keepin the bk warm for you :)

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  32. OMG. So excited! Let's get a drink when you get settled. Yahoo! This made my night.

    Welcome back to the right coast.

    p.s. even though you denied it I still though preggo

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  33. Yay for NY! I would be more excited if it was Denver but I guess NY is just a tad cooler.

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  34. what an exciting move! can't wait to read about all your new york adventures :).

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  35. Congrats! New York is my dream city!

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  36. Oh how fun! I love NY! Good luck on the move! :)

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  37. I love NY...will be going there in October, can't wait! Good Luck to you! xxoo :)

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  38. Wha?! That is awesome! How exciting. I love it when things just start to fall in place. It's like they were just waiting for you two to decide to move back to NYC. I will most def reach out to you next time I visit NY–I want to go again so badly. Prayers indeed:)

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  39. wow! how exciting! i love NYC so much, and am excited about being there a week from today! :)

    i'll be praying!

    xo

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  40. TOO FUN! I just moved here a few months ago and would love a bloggy friend! Happy moving!

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  41. omg im so happy for you!!!!!!! and a lil jealous too :)

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  42. This is such exciting news! Congrats on the move - and the cross-country trip to your new destination will be an adventure in itself! Have fun with everything!

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  43. This is SO great! I am really happy for you :) Good luck with the move and I can't wait to hear tales of the cross country drive and see photos of your new apartment and fave neighborhood spots. I guess I am getting ahead of myself since you still have 6 wks in Seattle!

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  44. wow that is so exciting!!!! congrats!!

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  45. no wayyyyyy! this is amazing. news.

    congratulations. nyc just does that doesnt it? gets so deep in your bones you can't imagine living anywhere else.

    can't wait to read about the adventures:)

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  46. hi ~ found you through the nice comment you left on my guest post on Marta's blog! And does seem like you will get to experience the fun of transitioning to city life... best of luck with your move! City life does have a lot of perks, once you get used to it :)

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  47. So exciting! Congrats on your big move, can't wait to see all your adventures in NYC--have a Magnolia cupcake for me!

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  48. Can we really be real-life friends? 'cause that would be pretty rad :)

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