I’ve kept quiet about this for some time, but I have exciting news: my husband and I are moving to Washington, DC! I decided not to make the announcement here until we had signed a lease on an apartment, because in my mind that was when the move would become officially official. 🙂
Well, that time has come—we’ve signed a lease on a place that we’re very excited about, and the plan is to be all moved in by March 1. We’re moving to an apartment off the H Street Corridor, in a neighborhood that’s technically called Old City #1 but what some apparently call Northeast or Near Northeast. I’m SO excited about our new place—it has a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, two full bathrooms, and a deck—none of which we have here in Brooklyn. You certainly get more for your money outside of NYC! I feel like we’ll finally be able to live like “real people,” haha.
It is definitely bittersweet to be leaving New York City after 15 years here, but as an introvert it doesn’t take much for the city to totally wear me out. It’s actually somewhat shocking that I’ve lasted this long (and is quite an accomplishment, if I may say so myself!). My husband and I have both known that we didn’t want to be here forever; we just didn’t know where else we’d want to live. His business is expanding to DC, so the decision was basically made for us.
I must say, though I absolutely LOATHE the process of moving (and our most recent move was just a year and a half ago), I’m very excited to relocate to a lovely new city that has a ton of culture to explore. All those free museums! The fact that we’ve just inaugurated an overgrown asshole of a five-year-old-in-chief does take the wind out of my sails a bit, but I’ve already been living in the same city as that flaming piece of orange garbage for the past 15 years. Living outside of NYC, where I’ve been for most of my adult life, will be a big lifestyle change—we’re even going to lease a car!—but it’s one that I actually welcome. I do fear that I’ll experience culture shock once removed from Brooklyn, but I think it will be good for me to be out of NYC.
So that’s my big news! If I am a little scarce around here for the next month and a half or so, now you know why. I’m going to try my best to keep up with my regular blog features, but it’s possible I may skip or delay some posts. We will see how it goes. 🙂