Ah finally! I can let it out. I have an amazing announcement (some of you may already know about it)
but for the rest of you
Here comes the announcement
Starla, Andy and I are moving to Chicago!
……in 3 weeks!
It’s been a crazy month of planning, discussing, organizing, but it’s finally happening and I’m happy to say that publicly.
It’s been a whirlwind of excitement, anticipation, and anxiety. But it’s finally happening.
It’s been weird to not be able to share this with everyone as it was happening; something I’ve always done as a blogger. During the whole process, it was frustrating to make sure that I didn’t spill the beans especially as I had told close family, some friends, but not everyone. Of course there were things that needed to be settled first like telling my job, telling my current apartment and roommate, etc.
We are moving to Chicago. I’ve always loved Chicago since the first time I’ve been there and can’t wait to explore. Andy is super happy because we’ll be closer to his family who live in the area and neighboring states.
We know where where we want to live. We had applied for one apartment but that fell through, unfortunately but we have a couple places were looking at now. The location is super pretty and walking distance from the beach and the lake, which should be perfect for Starla. Less concrete jungles for her.
I have a job! I secured a nice new job (and promotion!) right near the airport. Traffic won’t be the best, but hey. It’s Chicago.
In the meantime, we are…
Organizing and packing both of our places. Making sure we don’t both pack duplicate things.
Perfecting our timing of how to move out of two separate apartments while picking up things from my parents’ house on the way. Someone wish me patience and strength.
Preparing for driving the 12 hours to Chicago. In a rental truck, with a dog.
Phew. That’s so great to get off my back! I also want to say that I have to apologize for the randomness of the posts recently. I haven’t been feeling super inspired, probably because my new focus is on local restaurant reviews, recipes, and drinks and I’m moving. So I promise I will refocus and have more consistent content coming soon. If you’ve noticed, I’ve changed around some of the navigation that would be more fitting for my site. Love you guys!