Friday, May 27, 2011

Moving On....

Word is out.  I'm moving.

What's that you say, you know my house is for sale?

No, I'm seriously moving on.

To Florida!  YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT!

I am so excited.  Scared.  Happy.  Eager.  A bit anxious.

I have a new job in Florida working "in-house" which means no more billable hours, no more marketingno more cool shoes because I can't afford them  - oh well.

Yes, I am moving closer to the Captain.  A.  Lot.  Closer.  We are not sure yet if we are sharing a roof.  But we are definitely going to be in the same town.  Imagine.  Dinner together.  Perhaps Breakfasts together.  Working out together.  Maybe catching a movie.  Doing chores.  Gardening.  Trips to Home Depot. 

I seriously cannot wait.

I told BossMan yesterday that I am leaving.  It was really really hard to do.  I do love my Big DC Firm.  I love my friends here (9 years worth!).  I have a great firm and my practice group is one of the best in the country in our practice area.  I have a LOT of friends here.  And it will be hard to leave.

They have tried to woo me back.  But they just can't compete with the CAPTAIN!

I am not moving until the end of July/beginning of August.  I still have a house to sell.  I have kids coming from Spain in July.  But I am leaving my Firm June 10, flying to Ft. Lauderdale June 10, picking up my new laptop and new blackberry and a pile of cases June 13, and flying back to MD June 15 where I will "work from home" until late July.  Sweet deal.

It's an adventure to be sure.  It's a lot of change all at once, but changes I have been contemplating for years.  I think it's the right thing, the right opportunity, and I'm excited!  When I'm not trembling. 

And? My Firm offered me a safety net - in writing - that if it doesn't work out, I can come "home."  I told you it's an awesome place that will be hard to leave.

But coming home from work and looking out on the water, hold the Captain's hand and staring out at the sunset?  Priceless 

Yes the "Change the title of the Blog" contest is still on - so now this gives you more ideas, right?  You still have until June 1 to suggest titles!!!!

14 comments:

Bookwoman said...

This is seriously exciting! All I can say is Godspeed. And don't leave us hanging - we're gonna wanna know all about this great adventure!

ChiTown Girl said...

YAY!!!!! I'm so freakin' excited for you!!! And, what the hell is with that firm of yours?! How did you get so damn lucky? Well, it probably has to do with how awesome YOU are!!!!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

WOW! How exciting. I wish you the best in this new chapter!

Gigi said...

So excited for you!

Mrs. Tuna said...

Hmmm.....will you have to change the name of your blog now that I just started reading it. Well that'll be a little awkward for us now won't it.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy for you...this is all good stuff.
a new blog title....
High heels to flip flops???

dkuroiwa said...

personally...i see a blog title with a jimmy buffet feel about it....we'll have to think on this one.....

and yay. how exciting for you. an adventure is always good...and one that takes you closer to the Captain is even better. it's time for YOU, my dear...have a great time!!!

Cristy said...

So exciting and sounds like an amazing opportunity in your future! Yay for love again!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Wow! Congrats!

How are the kids feeling about this? In a way they are lucky that Dad will still be "home" so they will be able to visit their friends and then have their friends down to Florida.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so very happy for you. I hope the house sells quickly and that everything sorts itself out.

-Renee

TAG said...

Outstanding news. Enjoy the sunny weather and the good company. (No I did not mean the folks you work for.)

TAG

Deb said...

Best of luck to you as you begin this new adveture! What a great role model you are for anyone needing to reclaim their life and going after what they want! God Bless!

yogurt said...

Big happy smile for you! So will you re-title your blog, 1000 miles from my Ex?

Mrs. G. said...

I hope your move is all that and MORE!