Big news — I'm moving!!!
I'm so excited and I've been waiting so long to announce my big plans, but now I can finally say it and it feels so good!
I'm. Moving. To. Canada!
(Did I really just type those words?!)
I'm moving. I'm moving. I'm moving. Don't get me wrong, I loved living here in DC. It was great! It gave me the independence and push out of my comfort zone that I needed, I grew so much while I was here, and I got to do some cool things (like meeting Michelle Obama!) But it was also very hard at times. It's hard living by yourself, away from family and friends, and being in a long distance relationship. It all piled up and drove me a little crazy, so that's one of the many reasons why I'm so excited to be moving to a place where I know people, I know my career will continue to thrive, and I'll finally be with the love of my life (no more Skype or tearful airport goodbyes, hallelujah!)
And if you've been following along with me for a while, you know I've moved a lot in my short 24 years on this earth (California, Hawaii, Oregon, China, DC), but this time feels different. It feels right. It feels like it's all been fueled by God and love. And it feels like I'm finally in a place of stability and happiness and that only more positive growth will come from all of this.
The best part about this whole thing is that God has been showing Himself to us throughout this entire process. A lady who goes to Jay's church offered me a really amazing job at a marketing agency in the town that Jay lives in! So when I went to Canada a few weeks ago, I got my work permit and we started house hunting. We looked at so many, but the one we ended up choosing was the first one we saw and after talking to the previous owners, we found out that they're originally from the same city in the states that I'm currently living in! It's such a small world... What are the odds?! Everything just seemed right, the timing, the house, the people, everything.
Since I've been back home, I've been packing and cleaning like a madwoman because I only have 4 more days here! Luckily, I've been doing a little bit each day, so it doesn't seem like I have so much to do anymore. And as moving day is getting closer, my stress levels seem to be shrinking more and more, which is great (just ask Jay. I've been an absolute terror lately. Sorry!)
So, Jay is flying down on Friday, and we're packing up our U-haul and driving it up to Canada early Saturday morning. We're hoping (really... hoping) that we get there in 10-11 hours, but we'll see!
It's going to be a crazy week, Saturday will be the longest, most tiring day of my life, and this move will be my greatest adventure yet!
It's finally happening.
I'm so happy. So, so, so happy.