I've been keeping a big secret from you guys for months... and I guess it is finally time to spill the beans. No need to drag it out, so here goes:
I am moving to San Francisco!!
Okay, so it is not really a huge surprise for most of you who know me. I've been flying back and forth for nearly a year. It was time to make a change. So, at the end of July, I'll be putting RoxyCat in a travel carrier and hitting the road. Here are the details [that I know so far], and I've placed them in a Q/A format because these are the questions I ask myself every day:
To those of you who are new to the blog, I will be dorky and tell you "I'm moving for love." While it sounds cheesy, it is actually the truth. I met the love of my life last year- with the minor speedbump being he lives exactly 641 miles away from me. I am sick of going back and forth. I want to see him every day, I want to have normal dates and normal weekends and look at his face. I have always wanted a grand adventure, and I can't think of a better excuse than to have one now.
Do you have a job there?
To be perfectly blunt- Nope. I can tell you I know WHERE I want to work, I can tell you WHAT I want to do. I just need to make it happen. Having had a job since I was 16, I am a little panicked. The world of unemployment is water I've never treaded. But I also am confident I will not only find A job, but THE job. While I've had an amazing career so far and have been so thankful for my employer, the excitement and anticipation of a new challenge is pretty thrilling.
Will you still blog?
I think I'll probably blog MORE. Idaho girl finding her way in a big city? Sounds like a blogging paradise if you ask me!
Are you nervous?
I have lived in Boise, Idaho my ENTIRE life. I never went away for college [I went to Boise State], I never had a summer abroad, I've been here. Forever. But, when faced with the question "What would you do if you could not fail?" my answer has always been "move to a big city." So while I am nervous about little things [parking, getting lost, the fog], I am more than anything SO excited and counting the minutes until my new adventure begins!!
Are you SCARED?
No way!! But, I must admit... the one thing that keeps me up at night about all of this is making new friends. A joke here in Boise is that you can throw me into any room at any place and I'll emerge with a new best friend. I'm chatty! For some reason, I am lacking that same confidence here. I am SUCH a dork and literally read a blog about making new friends as an adult, so I am well prepared to ask girls on "friend dates." But... I know there will be moments where ALL I WANT is to go to happy hour with a girlfriend and talk about clothes and celebrity gossip and hair products... and it will be awhile before I have those connections. That is going to suck... but only for a little bit. Wish me luck.
I also am a little "apprehensive" as to how I'll function away from my family [this includes Lindy]. I have lived a short 5 minute drive from my mom, about an hour from my dad, and down the hall from my best friend. It is a miracle for things like FaceTime because I can guarantee I will have those days where my heart aches to be home.
OMG, How excited are you?!
Well, my head has been in "the fog" [pun intended] for the past few months. I have never been so excited for anything, ever! I get to go to a beautiful city, be with my love, explore new neighborhoods, meet lots of new people, and build a new life path. This is something I've been waiting for my entire life, and never thought would happen. I am SO. EXCITED.
So, that is about all I can think of so far. It probably makes sense why I am selling everything I own now, huh?? [If you want to buy ANY OF IT, please feel free to contact me.] Anyways, I am so glad I can talk about it openly now... and hope you'll stand by me as my posting will probably be a little less frequent over the coming weeks. Moving your entire life is hard work, I've gotta say! If you have any questions I didn't cover, ask! I'm an open book here. And also [this is where I get shameless], if you live there and want to get happy hour--- let me know. I'll be free. :)