Well, hello there! Where have YOU been? Haha…just kidding! Where the heck have I been??
Here’s the scoop: My life has been turned upside down over the past couple of weeks. I’ve been busy figuring, planning, thinking, everything!
The reason for all of this? I am leaving my job!! So scary, yet so liberating! And…I will FINALLY be moving back to my hometown of Portland! I cannot be more happy about that! But, this is obviously going to be a huge lifestyle change for me. I will be hitting the pavement in Portland trying to find a new job, I will be living WITH MY MOM, I will be definitely eating on a budget…and lots of other things that go hand and hand with being unemployed.
BUT — I will also be able to really get into cooking in my spare time. And trying new workouts and finding the time for them! Is it wrong to admit that I’m looking forward to the month of October since I will still be in Chicago, but no longer working and will be able to sleep in every day? Haha…I love my sleep!
The most awesome thing about this is that I’ve been saving up for this for a long time and I have amazing support from my family and friends so I don’t feel at all stressed out about my decision. I actually feel excited! I really am so truly happy to be returning home.
The time line will be to move in early November. Because of my trip to Peru (leaving in less than 10 days!!) moving before the end of this month would have been impossible. Which is fine because I paid last month’s rent when I moved in so October is basically on the house I will stay here through October then crash with friends for the first couple of days of November with friends before flying to Buffalo for the trip I had planned to go there. Once I get back from that, I will be on the drive across the country. If you’ve ever driven across the midwest, it ain’t pretty. Most boring drive ever! Oh well – it must be done!
After that, it will be all about the job search and trying not to spend all the money I’ve saved! And I will be able to blog and keep up with all of your blogs so much more easily. That will be awesome! So, if you will bare with me during this transition of crazy, I will appreciate it!!!
P.S. I’m scared to death to look at my Reader right now! I haven’t checked it in like a week…yikes!