We’re moving to Oregon!

WHOA.

Hi guys.

If you’re not following me on Instagram… well, then I’m not sure how you got here. BUT, if you ARE, you may have noticed that we’re moving!!

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Things have been coming together so quickly after having months of research, preparation and SO. MUCH. STRESS. We’ve finally put down a deposit on a tiny apartment in SE Portland, OR. Not only that, but I’ve have one interview so far and another one on the horizon!

The most common question I’ve heard so far is, “Why Oregon?” Well, I’ll tell you why.

BECAUSE I WANT TO.

Hahah, but seriously, I’ve lived on the east coast for almost 30 years (not to include two years that I lived in Kentucky… but.. that’s a horror story for another time) and I’m ready for a change. When Ryan and I vacationed out there last year, I completely fell in love. The people, the topography, the culture, the art… everything about it has been calling to me ever since we got back. Ryan and I made an agreement that we would plan to get out there by my 30th birthday. So, at the time, that gave us just over a year and a half to get our shit together and get serious about the long…. long… LOOOOOOONG drive ahead of us.

Now here we are, just over a year later and everything is starting to fall into place. This is so exciting and absolutely terrifying all at the same time. I know that the drive and the rest of the preparations are going to be stressful; we’ve already told each other how much we love each other and we’ve come to terms with the fact that we’re probably going to be at each other’s throats before the end of the journey.

But that’s OK. It’ll be worth it in the end.

We have less than a month and a half until we get married and then two weeks later… BAI!

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We figured it’s as good a time as any, seeing how we abhor the woman that lives downstairs from us (again, a horror story for another time) and why not start a new year with a new beginning? New lives, new place, new everything.

I’ll update you more, I’m sure as the weeks go on, but here’s the official announcement. I apologize in advance if the blog goes dead for a month or two until we get settled into our new place, but I promise I’ll at least TRY to get a few recipes up around the holidays to keep you satisfied.

So, question time:

Has anyone made a long-distance move like this? What are some words of wisdom you can give us? Anything you wish you could have done differently?

Let me know in the comment section!

-Kiwi