Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Well, we're doing it. We're moving to San Diego.
It's been a dream of ours for years. We got married on the beach. We've traveled to the beach countless times - be it Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or California - we've always been drawn to it. And, finally, we're in this odd little limbo spot. Stay here and search for jobs so we don't have to move? Or, move exactly where we want and find jobs there?
I'll quote Blake from the La Jolla Shores Beach.....a moment in our marriage that I will never forget:
"I'm tired of work dictating where I live. I want to live where I want and work around that."
Well said, babe.
We put our house up for lease today, showed it once and we're 99.9% sure it's taken. Lease should be signed tomorrow. So, in exactly 25 days, the Starnes family will be westward bound.
Do we have jobs? Not exactly.
Prospects? Yes. Several.
Are we nervous? Excited? About to vomit from all of the anxiety? Have I increased my meds?
All of the above.
But, this is what it's all about, peeps. Embracing life. Living it.
We've been married 10 years. We have 3 kids and we're not having anymore. We've lived in the south, the deep south, the mountains and the Midwest. Our next and hopefully last is by the sea (until the kids leave for college and Blake and I sail the world, of course).
It's time to set roots. And, California has been calling our name for years.
So, here we go!