I can finally explain my mysterious ramblings in a little more detail. Ye who follow me on twitter have known what’s up, but I haven’t wanted to talk about it publicly until everything was nailed down.
Next week, we’ll be loading everything up and driving 3067 miles to our new little house. It’s cute, yes? The last few weeks have been a whirlwind (now you know why my vacation wasn’t relaxing at all) trying to sync everything up on very short notice. I was offered a great opportunity at an interactive agency in Vermont – the kind of company that didn’t exist there when I left 17 years ago – doing exactly the job I was looking for out here in California. I get to be home AND do the work I like? Sign me up. My heart is bursting with the nearness of trees, and grass, and our own little garden, and a commute that’s more green than concrete, and my family nearby, and snow, and fall, and Halloween with proper weather, and and and and!!!!!!!
Remind me of my excitement in 4 months when I’m whining about the cost of heat and how very very cold snow is, ok?
I was pretty stuck in a vortex of we just can’t afford to do this right now while my heart was wishing I could move home immediately. Every time I came across another ‘moved-to-New-England-from-NYC-isn’t-our-life-grand-now’ blog, there was admittedly some gnashing of teeth from the green eyed monster. We might not be buying a giant farmhouse and starting our own baby applesauce company any time soon, but at least the fire of determination was lit – which snowballed very quickly into this move. More quickly than I could have imagined!
So I guess what I’m saying is JUMP, damnit, if you know you need to jump, & figure out the logistics on the way.
Let me just throw a couple more things I need out there into the universe as a cosmic ordering up, as the warlock says:
1. Friends. Know good Vermonters? Read Vermont blogs? Hook me up! The town we’ll be living in is tiny tiny, so while it’s easy to meet people, it’s nice to have some like-minded folk to seek out.
2. A car. We’re going to be on the most frugal budget of all time for the first few months, so if anyone has any leads in the VT/NH/MA/Upstate NY area on a reasonably priced (or, you know, free) used car that can get us through winter, let me know!
3. The real question is, how will I peel the California “like” out of my vocabulary?
4. & if you wanted to order a print, now is still a great time! I pick up the first batch of orders today! Thank you all so much.