Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy {Long} Weekend + Some News

  giant dwarf tiny startlette sparkler $8
It's a holiday weekend here in the States and in Canada (Happy Canada Day!) and I couldn't be any more appreciative for an extra long weekend. This week, my husband and I have made it public knowledge that we are moving away from our beloved Athens to Raleigh, NC. If you'll recall, we took a trip to Raleigh recently and fell in love with the city. B and I are in desperate need of a change and since B has completed his Master's Degree we are crossing our fingers and toes that he'll find a teaching job. As for me friends, I have no clue what I'm going to do but I've started applying for jobs with no luck yet. I am trying every day to ward off a giant panic attack as I think about the fact that we will be homeless as of July 31st. That's not to say that B and I will be begging in the streets any time soon or exploiting our dogs by having them perform tricks at the carnival (although, that's doesn't sound like such a bad idea) but, as soon as my current job ends on July 22nd, we will be sans an income. We're taking a big, giant leap of faith that things are going to work out for us and in the meantime, I'll be working with Kya and Bella on their performances. They've been free loading way too long. It's about time those pups earned their keep.

31 comments:

kes said...

congrats, christina! i can't wait to read about your adventures on the blog.. it was hard to leave athens for us too, but it was really fun getting to know a new place together. have fun packing1

Heba said...

Happy Canada day!! and have a happy (long) weekend :)

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KC said...

haha! best of luck on your new adventure! unfortunately, i don't have any contacts in NC, but i'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Danielle said...

Congrats on the move! We made a similar decision a few years ago when we moved to Colorado. We were in the same situation where we didn't renew our lease and quit our jobs without other ones lined up. It's so scary but I think sometimes you have to take the leap! Good luck!

kirsten said...

that is very brave of both of you. i wish you the best of luck!

Voondi~ Cher said...

Oh, You big tease, please tell me how you made your adorable star! Remember
"nothing ventured, nothing gained"
Enjoy the journey! Cheryl

Kristin W said...

Congrats on your move! My husband and I moved from Athens to Raleigh a little over a year ago and love it here.

Good luck to both of you with the job search :)

Down and Out Chic said...

@kes- athens has a way of sucking you in, doesn't it? i had no idea i'd be here as long as i have!

@voondi~cher- the sparkler hair pin is for sale by giant dwarf. please see the link under the photo!

@kristin w- eep, how awesome! i think we'll love it too!

LaShaune said...

best of luck with your move. I am sure you will be successful in any avenue you choose to pursue.

For job hunting, if you haven't had a fresh pair of eyes look over your resume/CV, now's the time. Think of changing up the layout and play up your accomplishments. Who best to toot your horn but you!

catie said...

christina,
do your level best to enjoy the excitement.
that feeling is usually right at the edge of panic, but it's worth it.

i recommend getting rid of everything you don't absolutely love as you pack. buh-bye, clutter... helLO, wonderful new life! {and pack a little every single day}

i'm rooting for you!
♥catie

p.s. love that starlette hair pin!

lesley said...

Congrats on the move! It's super scary, I know! We just moved across the country and I thought I was crazy at first, walking in and just resigning from my job...whaaaaaat?!? Now I can't believe we have only been here 3 months, it feels like a year already! Before you know it all the stress of the actual move, packing, unpacking, jobs etc will be gone and you will be all settled into your new life. Best of luck! It's an adventure! Change is good :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

congrats and happy Canada day!

Gina said...

Exciting...and scary. Sometimes you need a leap of faith to make big things happen in life. I wish you all the best and cannot wait to hear about your adventures :).

avant garde design said...

eeeks! sooooo excited for you. i just finished my undergrad and am working on my master's. we too need a change BIGTIME and have been applying outside of our comfort zone. sometimes if the signs lead you to certain decisions, then let the signs along the way guide you. i really believe in them. ;) can't wait to hear more about your fun journey!

kristin said...

If you ever need anything or have questions about the area, I live about 30 minutes outside of Raleigh. Welcome to the Triangle!! - Kristin

Diana said...

Congrats on your big move. It is scary but one thing I do know of you, is you have your stuff together. When the times are uncomfortable, i know you're one to smooth by it with ease it seems. I think you and B's plans will fall into place knowing you ;)
This is an exciting time and how often will you and B be able to ever do something like this? Amazing!

kate funk said...

Ooh sooo exciting!!! LOVE this photo!! Happy 4th!!
velvet cupcakes

klgalland said...

Think of it as an adventure! I wish you two all the best!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Happy long weekend! You'll be fine, trust me, my husband and I moved from Venezuela to Canada 7 years ago and we had nothing but our suitcases, no job, no connections, first time ever for both of us to travel to Canada and in the end it all went well, keep faith and stay positive! ;)

Lidiya said...

Good luck with moving! I moved from Moscow to London and despite how scary it was, it has been a fabulous experience! You will be absolutely fine, congrats =D xoxo
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k.rahn said...

How exciting! That's a scary decision to make but if it feels right, keep the faith that something wonderful will work out for both of you. I think you'll love Raleigh - I moved to Charlotte from Grand Rapids, MI a couple of years ago and I like it here, but I secretly like Raleigh better. Be sure to check out The Morning Times if you haven't been there yet, it will quickly become your favorite coffee & breakfast spot. Can't wait to hear more news about your move!

Alex said...

What an exciting time of your lives! And how courageous of you to be taking such a big step and making such a big change! Congratulations and I wish you all the best of luck :) I'm sure everything will work out just fine :)

Julia @ Boredom Abounds said...

Wow, good luck - I think it's great that you're following your dreams to a new city. Hope it goes well!

Bromeliad said...

Wish you well. Wish your highly successful blog could pay the rent.

drollgirl said...

what a bold and exciting move! yay for you! and i hope you both land awesome jobs very soon so that you can ease your mind a bit!

TamStyles said...

GOOD LUCK! Things will work out fine, and I am praying for you guys!

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

I'm so excited for you both {and the soon-to-be performance dogs!}

You know I'm all about leaps of faith...so incredibly good for the soul!

jdavissquared said...

Yay! So happy for you guys!

jdavissquared said...

And...good luck! I meant to say that too. ;)

lynn said...

I love your blog...and I live in Durham- 5 minutes from Raleigh...You are going to love it!

lynn said...

I love your blog and live in Durham, NC (5 minutes from Raleigh)...you are going to love it!

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