Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Big News

So, here’s the big news: 

We’re moving. We’re moving real good. And real fast. And it’s out of state. I’ll give you a hint, I need to put some flowers in my hair. 

Because we’re movvvvvinnnnnggg to San Francisco.
(all images are mine, minus the ones that are obviously complete fake fandom. Jay hates the ones I did of us.)

!!!!!!!

Now, I love Portland. It is home. It has so many great qualities. It is more than the crazy, kooky, weirdo vibe that gets airplay. I love it and it is my heart. However, if you have read my blog or known me for awhile, I have yearned to do one thing for a very long time now: Move. 

 You see, to put it plainly, I cannot get lost in Portland. I can’t. Granted, there’s a few nooks & crannies I’ve never been to but for the most part- I can tell you something about every area of town. I know the vibe, I know the stores it has, I know the type of people who live there. It is all so familiar and I have been so utterly, completely, wholly tired of that fact for years now. I haven’t wanted to buy a home (seriously, the main reason home buying is not on radar at all. If we had put down such deep roots like that, I would have been sad), I haven’t wanted to have kids now all because I wanted an adventure first. An adventure out of this city. That has been my one goal. And when you balance a career you care about and a career your significant other cares about- the timing doesn’t always synchronize. 
Furthermore, anyone who has read here awhile would know exactly where I would want to move. Chicago [heart flutters]. I still think that’s the best city in the USA and it’s just now on a little longer plan (We WILL be neighbors at some point in my life). All I can say (in the spirit of work discretion) is that Jay got an incredible opportunity in San Francisco that we couldn’t pass up. It’s a huge step for him and thankfully my amazing company has willingly transferred me down to the SF office in light of Jay’s news. We spent this last weekend in San Francisco touring homes, neighborhoods and streets and finally locked-down a place to live. It’s all official. We are going. And I can’t believe it’s actually happening. 

So, in about 3 weeks, I won’t live here anymore. I will live in downtown San Francisco. How crazy is that?

I look forward to sharing this journey as it happens. If there’s one thing I stalk online, it’s blogs about people moving to new adventures. I’m sure this stemmed from my own desire but I have always LOVED soaking up all the little details of their new chapters. And now, I can actually say I’m part of the club.

So Portland, Oregon, my love. I will miss you and I look forward to seeing you often as basically everyone I love in this world is here... San Francisco: Let’s do this.

Here's to new chapters, the ability to soon get lost & a very manic few weeks!

19 comments:

PorkStar said...

So finally official!!! Congratulations again!!!

You left out NYC, i know you want to come to NY too, boooooooo

That's pretty fast too and the fact that you were able to get transfered as well!, damn that's good news all around for you.

Jax said...

Omg that's Amazing!!! I just eeped for you!!! Congratulions on the new job for the hubby and a job transfer/change of scenario for you. Don't disappear and keep us updated on all of the juicy details. Maybe you will even want to lay some roots. Congrats again. Here's a to an exciting new chapter to your life. Cheers!!

Jax said...

Scenary, not scenario. Lol

Pat Hatt said...

Awesome how everything worked out lickity split and now you sure get to have an adventure. Hopefully the move goes smoothly, the actual moving part is never fun.

Elle Sees said...

congrats!! you are going to have the best adventures there. i can't wait to hear all about it!!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Amazing!

I love, love, love San Francisco. And from what I've read here about you and your life and what you like, I know you guys will thrive there. I cannot wait to read through it.

It's wonderful when timing and all the factors work out perfectly. I'm happy for you guys!

Heather said...

Amazing! I love starting in a new place, and learning everything about it, constantly discovering. That's fabulous your work was able to transfer you too! Good luck on the move!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

ahhhh so jealous! i have never been but would love to go. congrats and good luck on the move!

Kati Rose @ Constantly Seeking Wonder said...

Congrats on the move! Your future city is one of my favorites! Lots to explore, see, and eat!

Madilyn Quinn said...

I wish we could move, but we're still working on making things mesh. Wow though! This sounds amazing, congrats! :) :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Ahhhhh this is awesome news, congrats girl! Can't wait to hear all about the fun in San Fran :)

Kara said...

Three weeks??! That's crazy!!! One of my best friends and his partner just moved to San Fran too in a similar fashion - one of them got a crazy good job offer and the other found something quickly enough for them to make it happen! So excited for you!!

Natalia Gutierrez said...

Congratulations on this big move! I hope San Francisco will bring you joy and success :)

Natalia | Lindifique

Rose @ Ramblin' Rose said...

Congratulations on your new move and new adventures. How exciting!

Karrine Beasley said...

Wow. I thought for sure when I started reading this that it was going to be Chicago. I love the wharf area of San Fran! I didn't have a great experience there when I was travelling but I think that had a lot to do with mostly being on my own. I'm so excited for you to get to experience all the excitement that discovering a new city entails. I also can't wait to see/read about everything you get up to :)

Gracey Williams said...

Woohoo! I've never been to San Francisco but I'm jealous. You'll have a great time!

Breakfast at Gracey's

Shenine joon said...

You are moving to my neck of the woods!! How exciting!! I like about 45 minutes outside the city, my bf Scott lived there for about 4 years so we are well versed in everything SF. You are moving at the perfect time, as we move into fall, Karl the Fog will be making a little bit less of an appearance ;)

Tiffany said...

Congratulations!! I lived in San Francisco for four months in law school and absolutely LOVED it. You are doing to just have the best time!

~Tiffany

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Congratulations on these opportunities! But man, three weeks to pack and move would push me over the edge I think! Glad it's you and not me! :)