Monday, September 27, 2010

Utah, Day 2

I have donated approximately 20 boxes of personal effects to Goodwill/Deseret Industries in the last week. Seriously. I have?/had? a lot of crap.

Tomorrow morning, I am going to pick up a rental car and attempt to put as many of my remaining belongings inside. Heaven help me.

Tuesday night will be spent in Denver with my cousin and her family. I also made some arrangements today to stay with some friends toward the end of our journey that made me really happy inside. I've also had about 6 cans of caffeine-free diet coke today. Whatever gets me through, right?

Tonight while I was cleaning out my car and saying goodbye to Bette (yep, that is her name), reality kind of hit me that I am selling my car and moving to a city where I won't need one. OH MY GOSH I'M SELLING MY CAR. Luckily I didn't really freak out too much, but I'm still in denial that all of this is happening.

Heaven help me.


Moving to New York - Roadtrip day 2

Day 2 of the move has come to a close, so I thought I'd give a little update so that people who want to know how everything is going can find out.

Yesterday Kristy and I woke up early, I said a tearful goodbye to my roommates and as we were walking out the front door, I yelled into the neighbor's door, "See ya, Crazy!". Good times. Kristy and I made it to Bakersfield for her niece's baptism and enjoyed spending time with her family for a few hours. Afterward, we drove to Vegas where we spent the night at a friend's parent's house. Wasn't our first plan, but that is what happened, and for friends who pull through for you at the last minute, I am grateful.

This morning, we finished our drive to my parent's house and with the help of some super gracious friends, moved all the boxes of my belongings into my old bedroom. And just a few hours later, all the boxes are stowed away, the bookshelves are full, the bedroom furniture has all been assembled and I am ready to go through the boxes intended to make their way to New York City. Luckily I have been in a purging mood due to the move, so tonight I cleared out another 4 boxes of things from my closet and am taking them to Deseret Industries in the morning.

Tomorrow, there will be more photos. For now you'll just have to deal with the one of me in my prom dress from earlier tonight. Can you believe that I fit into my prom dress? Thinnest I've been in 10 years. Woot!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


The Ending of an Era

I am hours away from leaving San Francisco and although I am ready to start a new adventure, I am just so very sad to leave this chapter of my life behind. Last night I had a goodbye party and I just felt so loved. There was a choreographed dance in my honor that may or may not be the best thing that ever happened to me. A lot of people made a huge effort to be there and none of it went unnoticed.

I have been in San Francisco for six years and it has changed me - changed the way I think about those around me, changed what I want my life to become, and just like kindergarten, taught me everything I ever need to know about life.

I don't want to beat a dead horse, but to those who I have known here, thank you. I can't wait to see you in New York.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Big news. Really big news.

I apologize for the radio silence here on my blog for the past two weeks, but my life has been one big huge ball of stress for the last 10 days.

But let me back up. Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy day on my birthday. I really did feel so loved. I seriously had the best birthday week of my life. It started out at Duck Beach with good friends. I was given a snuggie (zebra print) and some other OBX paraphernalia by my friends there. I was able to go have some "me" time on Tuesday and watch Avatar in 3D and then attend the Washington, DC lds temple. I spent some time with a crush (squee!), I bought a smaller size of jeans than I have in 6 years, then I found out that I got my dream job in New York City. Yep, I hope you read that. I am moving to New York City.

I found out last Tuesday, but then have been waiting, waiting, waiting for the official offer to come. And today, it came.

So next week, I will be leaving this behind. Literally, my office building is on the right in this photo.

And this will be my new home starting in the beginning of October.

I will be working for a company that is based out of the UK and has a Manhattan office. I'll be doing generally the same type of stuff that I do right now and from what I can tell, I will be really loving my new life in New York.

On the other hand - and I am even getting teary typing this...San Francisco has been my home for the past 6 years and I have loved every minute of it. In fact, today is my San Francisco anniversary. The people I have met here have changed my life. I have loved my job and I am really sad to leave so many wonderful people behind. My life has been really good here.

And if anyone is interesting in purchasing a couch or a car, you let me know.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Update: there is no update.

I'm getting ready to leave on my annual business trip to Maryland. Since I always spend the weekend before and after there and it is my birthday this weekend, I'm going to Duck Beach with friends for the long weekend. Hurricane Earl has already left the building, so no worries about me getting carried away in the wind.

A lot of you are wondering if I heard about the job today and the news is that there is no news. I will have to wait until next week apparently to hear my fate. Hearing news that could change my life drastically will definitely be easier on me if I have a good tan. Yep. I have spent far too little time in the sun this summer. Being with good friends on the beach is JUST what I need.
Also, this year I'm learning from the past and taking my passport with me. Just in case. Because you never know what could happen. And maybe my british plug adapter, but that is just because i'm sentimental.
Happy Labor Day, everyone. I hope you have a great one.