Well, hello there! Long time no type; since January 7th to be exact. Over 2 months! Well, I can’t say I have a totally great reason for the blogging lapse, but I can say that today I can finally talk about the reason why I’ve been so reclusive. (No, Mom, I’m not pregnant :) )
Drumroll please…we are moving back to Massachusetts!!! This has been in the works for a. long. time. We’ve been scheming this move at least for the last 2 years, but way back when it was definitely more of a goal than a plan. And, now, it’s all happening. I’ve been so secretive mostly because Mike had to work things out with his job, but now it’s all out in the open and we are ECSTATIC. And I can finally breathe. Seriously, I can’t even tell you how many times I almost blew up our spot. Ugh, I am the worst liar.
So, a few details- as you may or may not know, I’m graduating in May and am actively seeking a job in Massachusetts. The good thing about graduating now is that whether I’m looking for a job in PA or MA, my odds are about the same. As for Mike, there will be some extra hard work needed on his part, but he is going to be able to stay at the company he loves and feels so deeply committed to. Win-win! We are moving back to Mass mostly because we love it there. We both feel that unmistakeable, but impossible-to-articulate tie to New England that is only conjured when you think of home. It’s as simple as that. Of course, the friends and family are a pretty darn huge benefit, as well ;). After all, we are at the age of thinking about kids and our future in that context, and it’s become apparent that for both of us to feel comfortable moving to that next step we need a support system nearby. And, I must fully disclose here, that the idea of being home permanently is so insanely appealing, I can’t even tell you.
I guess the blog absence is due mostly to the dishonesty I would have to write with if I kept it up. Like I said, we’ve been thinking of this move for years, but it became real near the end of last year when we decided I would look for jobs exclusively up north rather than here in PA. As a result, we’ve not only been saving money as much as possible to help with the move, but every project I’ve wanted to tackle is clouded with the question of, “Will this go with the feel of our next place?” As a result, I’ve been at a virtual standstill DIY-wise. I’ll be the first one to tell you that it doesn’t feel good, and it’s been a struggle to see things I want to do but then talk myself out of them.
So, I guess that’s where I’ll leave you for now. We are making moves, and are truly embracing this Spring as a season of change. I definitely want to share/document this big transition in our lives on this here blog, so keep a look out for updates. I’m not yet sure of a posting schedule, but as our plan details are worked out, I’ll be sure to share.
Ooof, it feels good to finally be out in the open! What are you changing this Spring??