It sounds like I'm about to tell you all how someone stole my favorite bike and now I have to go to the basement of the Alamo to find it… alas, no, not really.
It's snow day number 4 for us here at Tenten. 19 inches(!) has reportedly dropped on my mile square town and the way our car looked this morning I'd say that was pretty spot on! At this rate, I may never work another full week for the rest of this year.
I say that in all honesty because come March this girl and her blog are moving to San Francisco, CA.
Yup, you heard me right. J and I are packing up and moving cross the country!
I am filled with so many emotions about this new adventure. I am SO excited to be able to start something new, to concentrate more on my knitting and maybe (finally!) be able to offer you all a pattern or two that you're waiting for…(I know, I know!) I am excited for my husband who worked so hard for this promotion and who deserves to take this chance. I know he knows how much I am sacrificing for this move and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again for him.
I am heartbroken because despite all these new and exciting things I do have to leave so many great people. My family, my best friends, my job, my favorite shop, my knittas – we all know it won't be the same but it will be a new opportunity for us all. My friends all call it my "extended vacation". I also like thinking of it as my sabbatical and it's only fitting that I use the tagline of the famous action star former Governor of California, "I'll be back!"
I am nervous. As one of my best friends said to me – change kicks up dust. It requires us to reevaluate what we have going on. Why are we in this job? Why do we spend our time doing this thing or that? Essentially, what are we doing with our life!?
A "fresh slate" has been put out in front of me. A new city, a new apartment, a new "plan". I just need to seize it and hope I choose wisely on whatever path I take. I know a few people in my new city but honestly it will be like starting over in a new school. New friends! New experiences! Will I have a "lunch table" to sit at?
I've only lived either in NJ or Boston and have visited CA for a total of 4 days. I have a brother who lives in London who's pretty happy that "I'm seeing the world"- he apparently isn't much of a fan of NJ – while I happen to love it thoroughly. My parents are happy for us and sad for them. I told my mom all it means is trips to Napa and Sonoma! Wine always cheers her up. As for my dad, it only took two words: Pebble Beach.
"Life is about not knowing, having to change, and taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity" – Gilda Radner.
Alright, Gilda, here we go…