Yes, after reading that Lora moved, and Heather is moving, and Kristy moved to start grad school, I'm finally announcing my plans to move too. I hadn't said anything yet since I was waiting until I told friends and family in Dallas, but I'm moving up to Boulder. Allie and I will be mountain girls, and Allie will gain two stepbrothers (my parents' cats) who aren't tough at all. They're marshmallows, but I love them and miss them. It'll be good to be back with family, but I'm going through phases of being sad that I'm leaving because I have a great group of friends here :(
This certainly wasn't an easy decision because part of me isn't ready to leave, hence being sad. It's not like when I
I'm currently applying for jobs in Colorado, hoping to have something in place before moving up. If I get something early, great! If not, I'll be moving up before Christmas since I've set mid-December as my deadline, and I've already contracted with movers. I've thought about all of this since maybe March, after I got back from Boulder after my grandmother's health scare, but I didn't make my decision until late July or early August. When my dad was here in September, he took some boxes up that I had already packed, but I still have much more to go.
There are certainly things I'll miss about Texas, but the time has come to move on. I didn't know anyone in Dallas when I moved here, aside from my paternal grandmother, and I'll know more people in Colorado. Plus I'm already a runner, and I can reach out to the running community, not to mention Oiselle. I'll definitely reach out to the Colorado nest when I get there. Moving is scary, but I have a plan, and a support network that's already in place.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.