FINALLY. i can announce it on the blog. no more secrets!
we are moving to provo, utah in one month.
i "came out," as it were, at work today and gave my notice, so i guess there is no turning back and i can now publicize. a lot of people already know this, but in case you don't: b is heading back to the good old byu to get his MBA in marketing.
if you've been paying close attention, you might have picked up on a few clues that our l.a. days are numbered. the touristy staycation, my urgency at getting into the american idol finale, etc. -- all things from our "must do before leaving california" list. we love our l.a. life and are trying to get prepared for the adjustment to a whole new state, culture and lifestyle.
hmm. now i will try to anticipate any questions you might have for me, a la the ever-amusing jean anderson.
do we have a place to live yet? no.
will i be working? yes -- i am strongly considering a freelance career so feel free to refer me to anyone and everyone you know.
when does school start? end of august, but we are moving up early to get a jump on housing, jobs and student orientation.
why byu? i ask myself this almost daily. ha! just kidding. the short answer is: of the schools b applied to, byu is ranked the highest and also provides the least expensive education. top 25 biz school AND a smokin deal? yes please. but ugh...provo?!
don't get me wrong. b and i totally made this decision together and both feel good about it. i am just not entirely thrilled at the idea of returning to the small town of my undergrad. however, b and i got married after leaving provo, so who knows -- utah might be a whole different experience with a spouse. also, i won't lie -- i'm thrilled at the prospects of living near old friends, my grandparents & extended family, a scrapbook store / mormon church on every corner, and numerous cafe rios. but SNOW?!?!?! still trying to wrap my head around that one :(
i guess the bottom line is that i have never dealt well with change, and this time it's no different. i'm looking forward to the move and all the new adventures it will bring, but in the meantime it totally sucks to leave. i will miss california, my palm trees, this city, my job, my friends, having my parents down the road. someday maybe we will move back [and thank goodness for blogs so we can all keep in touch!] but i am just going to be a little sad until we go.