Greetings from the South!

June 16, 2014
Some of you guys may remember when I posted about wanting to move to Savannah.  Well, I weighed my options and decided that it was the best choice for me.  I'm so excited about this fresh start in a city that has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment compared to the small town I was living in.  On top of that, it's  close to the beach...not to mention that I won't have to deal with another Ohio winter!  Now, I am a little nervous because I did quit my job, but I think that this was a risk worth taking for my future happiness!  So, last week when I mentioned how I needed a break from blogging it was because I had to have a serious talk with my boyfriend about this move and I needed time to pack.

Packing was crazy...I ended up getting rid of 1/3 of all of my stuff because I'm going from living in a three bedroom house to a small, two bedroom apartment with roommates.  I still ended up with quite the collection of boxes, but my plan is to leave those in Ohio until I score a job.  Then I'll fly back to Ohio, rent a U-Haul, and drive back down to Savannah.  My dad has kindly already offered to help me with this process.  (Shout out to Dad's & pretend I said something clever/mushy about Father's Day here.)

In between all of the moving preparations, I did find the time to hang out with a few close friends one last time.  They treated me to dinner, gave me a cupcake from my favorite bakery, and then we saw The Fault in Our Stars.  Definitely bring the tissues if you go and see it.  At one point, I swear that the majority of everyone in the whole theater was crying. I could tell by all the sniffling I heard!  I left the movie feeling more inspired than ever to live life to the fullest!

It was sad saying goodbye to my friends, but not too sad because I know we'll always be in touch.  The three friends I hung out with that night and I were already friends for over 15 years, so I know that I don't have anything to worry about.  I'll still be back to visit Ohio and they promised to come and see me in Savannah once I get settled.  The good news is that I'll actually be closer to one of my best childhood friends!  She messaged me on Facebook and told me that she was living in Atlanta, which took me by surprise because I had visited her in Philly a few years back.  She told me that she really wanted to meet when I move down, which is more than okay with me.  :)

I'm actually in the process of my move right now.  I left on Saturday and drove to Pennsylvania and spent the night at my grandparents' house.  On Sunday I arrived to North Carolina and am staying with my sister for a day and a half before I finally finish the last leg of my trip.  When I arrived on Sunday evening, my sister, her husband, and I had a lovely dinner on the rooftop of a restaurant called Captain Ratty's, which is one of her husband's favorite restaurants in town.


I should arrive in Savannah on Tuesday.  I'm going to live with my best friend for awhile until I find a job and whatnot, and he already has all of these fun plans laid out for us.  I think the first thing he wants to do is to take me to the beaches at Hilton Head, which is just 40 minutes away from where he lives.  No arguments here!

Did you ever quit your job without having anything definite lined up for the future?  


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20 comments on "Greetings from the South! "
  1. When I quit my job and moved to Iceland I had no idea when I would be able to find another job if at all so I know the feeling. What an exciting next chapter in your life, best of luck with your move!

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    1. It's encouraging to know that it all worked out for you! I think it will all work out for me, but I could truly relax and enjoy summer a whole lot more if I knew I had a teaching job to go to in the fall.

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  2. Holy cow! Good for you! I've only been to Savannah once and that was just for a day during a choir tour, but I've always wanted to go back. I'm jealous that you won't have to deal with the winters. Very excited to follow your adventures!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. I think Savannah will be a good fit for me!

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  3. WOW! I admire you! I couldn't do it. It would give me anxiety just thinking about it! Way to go...it's great that you knew what you wanted and too the steps to pursue it!

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    1. I just have a good feeling like everything will fall into place, so I hope I'm right about my instincts!

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  4. You're so brave! I love Savannah and love change but I know I wouldn't be brave enough to up and move without a job waiting. I wish!!

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    1. I saved up for this move, but I hope that I do find a job sooner rather than later! Now is the time to start interviewing for teaching jobs, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  5. Wow thats an inspiring and brave thing to do :) Sometimes we have to take a leap of faith and go after the things we want in life! Best of luck to you!

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    1. Yes, I was no longer happy where I was, so I had to take the steps to change that. It took me longer than it should have to take charge and make this move, but I'm so relieved that's it is all coming together. :)

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  6. So exciting! And yes, I have quit my job and moved to a new city TWICE without anything lined up. The first time I found a job within a month (that was about 10 years ago) and the second time it took about two months (this was in 2011 - harsher economy). These things will work out if you're persistent! Good luck!

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    1. Yay! This was nice to hear. I've moved and lived in other cities, but I always had something lined up. This time it's a little different, but I have faith!

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  7. How exciting!! I am so glad you made it! :)

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    1. I made it to N.C., but I leave for Georgia tomorrow. :D

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  8. I'm so excited for you!! I know good things are going to happen. Cheers to you for taking charge of your future!

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    1. I hope so, Rachael!! Everyone I talk to tells me not to worry and they swear up and down that I will get a job here!

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  9. This is so amazing and inspiring!! I'm excited for you, and a tad jealous :) Sometimes I wish I could up and move haha.

    Can't wait to read about your new adventures!!! Wishing you all the best <3

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    1. You're so sweet! I wished I could move for a looooong time, so then I just up and did it. I love it here so far!

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  10. so wait - 2 bedroom apartment? where are you staying in the apartment? are you moving out once you get a job? what happened with your boyfriend? wow, i'm nosy. haha. but seriously, so happy for you :)

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    1. Oh, don't worry--I have my own room. I couldn't cope if I didn't! I'll be staying here at least until I get a job and maybe a bit longer in order to save money if everything goes smoothly.

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