Aug 5, 2013
Some big news
Ready for the worst kept secret in the world?
We are moving to London!
We move in about 4 weeks. We are totally up to our necks in the to-do list and visa paperwork and all the craziness that comes with a big move. Our emotions are all over the place. I can't remember the last time my mind could settle down a bit. I've been holding onto this news for awhile and I didn't want it to get out before I quit my job and we told our families, but I know it slipped out quite a bit and most of our friends already know since I have a problem talking about anything else these days. :)
Mark got a promotion a while ago and the bosses asked him to please move to HQ. After a lot of deliberation, we decided that we are in a pretty good place right now to move overseas - we don't own a house, we don't have any kids in school, everything just sort of lined up, so off we go. It will be hard to leave behind our family and DC friends, and I know I can suffer from homesickness something fierce, but I hope we will be able to have visitors and come home to visit a lot.
There are still a lot of unknowns to figure out - where exactly we are going to live, what we're bringing with us and leaving behind, where I will work, if I will be able to survive in a place without bagels or pizza, but I am so excited for the adventure (and luckily Mark's job will help with a lot of the details, thank goodness).
I crave the thrill of a new place - to settle in and find my new places that speak to me. To make somewhere else all my own. I've done that so many times in my past, but never with a husband and child. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to finding our new home in London.