We’re Moving!

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Yup, it’s true – we’re moving to Cape Cod!

I’m sure it doesn’t come as a surprise to any regular readers that Jason and I LOVE CAPE COD (and don’t so much love New York…), so this summer we decided it was time to take a leap and make a MAJOR change and move up there!

To make a long story short (and I’ll elaborate in a future post!), it all started with a conversation on the beach one day when we talking about how much we were both dreading leaving the Cape to go back to New York.  It’s never felt quite right that we spent 11 months out of the year living somewhere we really weren’t happy just because of jobs looking forward to the 1 month we got to spend on Cape Cod every summer.

So, we decided if one of us could find a job (with health insurance!) by the time we were supposed to leave the Cape, we’d stay!

Well, literally less than 4 days later I was offered a job!  (Seriously, 4 days!  Day 1 – sent resume, day 2 – phone interview, day 4 – in person interview and job offer!)

So after a lot of debating, many phone calls to our parents (who were immeasurably helpful and supportive – THANK YOU!), and endless pros & cons and life priority lists we decided to go for it!

We’re in New York packing now, on Thursday we head to California for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend and when we get back we have just a few days to finish packing and move before I start my new job!

It’s incredibly scary and a huge leap outside our comfort zone to make such a major life change (two people who aren’t really big fans of change!), but we’re hoping that it will prove to be the right choice for us.

Comfort Zone Quote

I’ll definitely share more about my new job and some of our future plans in an upcoming post, until then I’m off to work on packing!

45 thoughts on “We’re Moving!

  1. Kimberley: why don’t you guys just move there?
    Danielle: we don’t have jobs
    Kimberley: so?
    Yeah, remember THAT conversation? Whoo hoo! I am SO happy for you guys! And speaking from experience, yes, it’s really scary. But it doesn’t take long to figure out when you’re TRULY home. Congratulations!!! XOXO

    • Haha, yeah I know, I was thinking about that conversation the other day. The biggest challenge was my husband leaving his job since there’s really no comparable job for him up on the Cape, but in the end we decided it was worth taking a chance on since we were so unhappy in New York!

      And yes, Cape Cod has always felt like home for us : )

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! It’s not a change so much as it’s an improvement. And now I understand why you’re unloading shirts!

  3. wow! Congratulations on making a huge life change! How exciting/scary! Can’t wait to read more about cape cod and all your new adventures! Good luck in Cali!

  4. GOOD FOR YOU! This is amazing and inspiring, and congratulations on what sounds like the least painful job-hunting process ever! It’s so important to find what makes you happy and live it and go for it. My boyfriend and I struggle with living in NYC sometimes. We try to talk about what our priorities are. Right now, with where we are in our careers, it makes the most sense to be here, but it’s likely not a forever-home for us. It’s so great that you found yours!

    • Haha, yes, it was pretty pain free (and honestly TOO quick – we weren’t quite ready to make a decision!). But like you said, we are excited to be moving on to something that is hopefully going to make us happy long term!

  5. Yay! Welcome to MA full time! 🙂 I love the Cape, and have family who live there and love it so much they hardly ever go “off Cape.” Glad you’ll be able to live in a place you love!!

  6. Holy crap! This is BEYOND EXCITING!!! So happy for you guys! Can’t wait to read more about your new job and the big move — I don’t even know you guys “in real life” (but hopefully will catch up with you in CA this weekend!), but anytime someone mentions Cape Cod, I think of you, LOL. Sounds like it was meant to be! 🙂

  7. So excited for you and Jason. I can’t imagine living in NY and the Cape is such a beautiful place. I spent so many summers on Cape Cod in West Falmouth where my parents had a lovely home. Good for you for making the right decision.

  8. Congratulations!!!! I’m SO, SO, SO happy for you guys! You obviously love Cape Cod so much and are infinitely happier there than New York. I love seeing people pursue a passion and a dream place to live is certainly one of them! I think so many people dream about up and moving to some place else, but are too afraid to go through with it. So kudos to you guys! Can’t wait to hear about the new job too! You have so much to celebrate at Disney!

    • Thanks Karla! That’s kind of how we were looking at it…so many people TALK about doing something like this, or moving somewhere they love when they retire and we just started to think why wait!

  9. Not only does “Life begin at the end of your comfort zone”, but as you once blogged, “That’s where the fun begins.” I admire your courage, and applaud your decision.

  10. Congratulations! I was wondering when that would happen, because you always sound so happy when you talk about it there, and I remember you missing
    Connecticut too (gotta love New England). And congrats on the job!

    What will Jason be doing?

  11. Don’t leave me here in NY! I already said it, but this is freaking awesome and I’m super jealous and you will be so HAPPY!!! Congratulations on both the move and the job! I’ll see you in WDW 🙂

  12. Love love love! 🙂 And congrats for the millionth time, I know you guys will be so much happier and (hopefully) stress free. Welcome to the ‘I’m going to pick up my life and just move’ Club 🙂 ❤

  13. That is so exciting!!! I welcome you to New England with open arms (and a bit of jealousy that you’re moving to my home state while I’m stuck in stinky New Hampshire)!

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  15. I’m so excited & happy for you & Jason!!! Picking up and moving is exciting and terrifying at the same time. But change is good, or so I keep telling myself – at least it shakes things up and makes you get out of your comfort zone. Can’t wait to hear more about the move!

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