From California to…
I’ve been keeping a secret from you guys for a very long time. Of course I wanted to tell you the second I found out, but I had to let my family and friends know first. Then by the time it was appropriate to reveal it on the blog, it seemed better just to wait until it was relevant.
Now that we’re less three weeks away from the big day, I’d say it’s definitely relevant. We’re moving to Georgia!! Athens, to be exact.
Earlier in the year Brandon received a faculty position at the University of Georgia, a goal he’s been working hard to achieve since we first met, almost 12 years ago. It’s kind of a big deal for us and I can’t even begin to explain how proud I am of him.
We just got back from looking for a place to live over the weekend and it was actually my first time visiting Athens. I had a few expectations based on what I researched ahead of time but I have to say, the city exceeded them in every way. It’s rich with culture and they’ve done an excellent job preserving the history through the years.
Then there’s the food! You guys. I am so surprised with how good the local food scene is. There’s a vegetarian place called The Grit that has incredible food and pretty much every restaurant has one if not several meatless options. Athens feels like a little oasis in the heart of Georgia and I’m so excited to be able to call it my new home.
We knew there was a strong chance we would move back east one day to be closer to our families in Florida so we tried our best to make the most of our time here in California. From our many hiking adventures to visiting places like Lake Tahoe, Carmel, Big Sur, Yosemite, Hawaii, and Oregon, I’d say we did a pretty good job of that. The Pacific Coast will always hold a place our hearts and as much as I will miss it, I know we’ll be back one day.
Coco has never flown before so we’re going to take a road trip across the country in a minivan. We’ll be on driving for a over week which means I’ll be away from the kitchen for a minimum of two weeks. I’ve been trying my hardest to work in advance so it doesn’t cause any interruptions around here, but we haven’t even secured a place to live yet so we’ll see how things go.
I’ve had a lot of people ask me if I plan to look for work after we move but as of now my plan is to focus solely on the blog full-time. I’ve been working on this site for almost four years now and my passion for it has only grown stronger with time. Being able to help inspire others to eat healthier means so much to me and I can’t imagine my life without this little community. I’m so grateful for your support and I hope to be able to provide value to you for years to come.