Well, this is an announcement of sorts-- a two part announcement. Maybe you saw this coming..
Last Friday I put in two weeks notice at work. Part of me is so incredibly excited to spend more time with my little man, but the other part of me is recognizing the sadness of leaving a great organization. I have been really blessed to work with a great group of people in the last two years. The on-site childcare they provided made it possible for me to continue working without DYING of mommy-guilt. I don't think I could've done it without them. It has opened my eyes to so much. I've been fortunate.
Now on to the BIG part..
We are leaving New Orleans! If you know me, you know that I have had a love-hate relationship with this place. I love the festivals, Spring-time excitement, decadent food, and sweet people. I hate the intolerable Summer heat, crime, and distance from my family. It just wasn't home... until recently. We live in a home we LOVE, had a baby here, and have really started to feel at home. If you stay here long enough, something about this city will creep into your soul. Maybe it's the daiquiris.
I know this next step is right for our family. It's just scary. I'm not looking at this as the end. It's just the beginning. This is where we got our start. This is where our marriage and family began and I will always treasure it. I will leave NOLA with a heavy heart. But I think when we arrive in CALIFORNIA I will recover quickly. That's right folks, this train is bound for glory. And by glory, I mean West Coast sunshine, and tasty waves. See you in June!