i'm in the process of getting a makeover. for all intents and purposes, let's say a "life makeover". even though i just jazzed up this blog, it will be gone soon. i'm getting a new logo, a new website, a new hair cut (soon hopefully, my split ends are laughing at me), and a new home. that's right folks, i'm leaving new york city. by the time i leave i will have been here for 4 years. has it really been that long?
there are many reasons i'm leaving this amazing place, most of which i won't address here. but i've got a pretty stellar line up for reasons number 1, 2, + 3.
number 1 - my boyfriend. as i watch these letters appear on the screen in front of me i can't believe they're actually true. i was that girl. you know, the one who would NEVER move for a boy. say it with me, "never say never!" well here's another, i never understood why people did it. why people picked up their lives and literally transplanted themselves, like a plastic house on a monopoly board, for someone else. now i do.
number 2 - my sister. jen is 7 years older than me, married with a newborn baby girl and living in mexico. my sister and i haven't lived in the same city since i was 11. i'm 26 now. i miss her, i love her husband and now she has a baby who's cheeks i want to pinch, tummy i want to tickle and rather large feet i want to oogle. and here's the clincher; my boyfriend matt is jennifers husband's brother. ...1....2....3.....WWWWWHAT? yep. my life, the movie.
number 3 - the rest of the world. i know this is a rather broad reason i've chosen as #3, but think about it. new york city is an island jam packed with people surrounded by more neighborhoods jam packed with more people. there is so much to do here, so much to see, so many people, sometimes i can't see the forest through the trees. which brings me to my next point. trees. i love them, and rivers, and stars, and fresh air, and long dark highways that connect smaller neighborhoods that aren't as jam packed with people. i've always felt an urge to travel. i've lived my entire life on the east coast, and loved every freakishly humid and absurdly snowy minute of it. but it's time for a change. life is short. i want to drive again.
so where am i going? austin, texas. i'm moving in june 2011. matt and his sister diana currently live there, jen david and river (best baby name ever) are moving there this summer, it's the ultimate sibling mash up. we should start a band.
not so minor side note, i'll be starting my own photography business in austin, hence the new logo and site. making this decision was not a light one, but it was maybe the easiest one i've ever made. i felt i had lost touch with the things that really matter most to me, and a few things that i never planned on factoring in. now i'm just balancing the time i have left between enjoying watching nyc go from winter to spring, and lining up my ducks so i'm ready to go come june.
this is to be the 1st long blog post, in a long line of long blog posts to come. i will post mostly photos, so don't worry. i won't blab too much. and in the spirit of texas, ya'll come back now ya hear?