In one month we’ll be waking up on a beautiful Sunday morning in our New York apartment with the whole city at our fingertips. Even though we’ll probably only own a mattress and nothing else, I can’t wait for that day. It’s so surreal.
There are little times throughout the day where it just hits me in the face that we’re moving 3,000 miles to New York City in one month…
Like when I’m grocery shopping and I realize how much of a luxury it is that I have a car and I’m able to drive to a clean, non-crowded, affordable store in less than 10 minutes.
Or when I’m looking out our apartment window to open space, green things, and sunshine…
Or when I look around our current apartment and see this…
For so long moving has felt like this distant dream and now it’s really here. It’s really happening! Things are coming together fairly smoothly so far, which is making me feel much more at ease.
2018 has been a whirlwind so far. The first few weeks have been full of apartment hunting and job interviews. I’m happy to say we have signed a lease on our first apartment in Brooklyn, New York.
We’ll be the first tenants to live in it’s newly renovated gorgeousness, including a dishwasher and a washer and dryer!!! It’s the little things. 🙂
I told Tony a long time ago that I’d cry the first time we could do our laundry in our own place. I’ll report back if those tears end up coming.
If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll see a storm of pinned items on my apartment board. I’m so excited to decorate our first little apartment and make it an oasis from the city of craziness! We’ve been married for 2.5 years and have lived in 3 apartments. I’m excited about the possibility of staying in one place for longer than one year. Even if we don’t, we’ve already decided we want to invest in our home and make it a place we really love to be. If anyone has some ideas of places to buy quality yet affordable furniture in Brooklyn or online let me know!
Besides the many things to do before we move, I’ve also been enjoying soaking up the last month in little old Eugene. The weather has been particularly beautiful this winter, so I’ve been loving many walks on weekend afternoons in the crisp sunshine.
Tony played his final show at Roaring Rapids Pizza last week. It’s been one of his favorite venues to play at over the years and we’ll definitely miss it. I remember when only about 15 people would show up to his shows. Now the room is so crowded people have to stand! There has been a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get to this place in his career, but it’s so amazing to see how far Tony has come in pursuing his dreams. I’m going to miss these little Eugene venues.
Tony’s youngest and most die-hard fan. 🙂
We were also 23-year-olds one night and Tony got his ears pierced and we went to see a rock concert.
Life is good. Life is really good.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my ramblings on life. It’s been an odd few weeks off of social media and I’m loving it so far. I’m not 100% detoxed. I still have a Facebook account in order to do my work and I’m definitely still on Pinterest. I do miss being able to easily contact my friends, but I’ve actually found myself wanting to reach out to friends and family MORE because I don’t hear about their lives on social media 24/7.
I’m so looking forward to this next step in our lives and moving to New York, and I’m so grateful for all of you who have supported us from the beginning. I plan to write in this space more in the coming months, so please check back often and subscribe to get notifications over to the right.
Let me know in the comments what’s been your favorite part of 2018 so far! I miss all of you.