Hey guys! Got some news!
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You know how timing is everything? Well timing hates Adam and I right now because less than 100 days before our wedding we found out we're moving to CHICAGO! Yep. Soak that in. From Seattle, to Olympia, to Alaska, to Chicago. In the span of five years with Adam I have pushed every boundary of mine. My mother says that I was supposed to meet Adam because he directly challenges my fear of change. Without Adam coming into my life I never would have left Seattle. And that's not a bad thing, it's just a fact. I would have settled down as a happy little Seattlite for ever and ever. By meeting Adam I've lived places I NEVER would have moved on my own (I'm looking at you Olympia and Alaska) and I've been on the most amazing adventures.
At the end of this month Adam and I will once again throw a suitcase in the car, toss the dogs in, no fish this time, I've come to my senses, and we'll hit the road retracing a part of the drive we did exactly two years ago. We'll drive 3,500 miles from Alaska to our new home in Chicago, seeing parts of Canada and the US we've never seen before.
We'll settle in our new city, and where we arrived in Alaska and began digging into everything outdoors that Alaska had to offer, this time we'll settle into Chicago and get to work exploring this mecca of a city. Art! Theater! Shopping! Food! Public transportation! Cheap flights! Comedy! OMG A REAL CITY!!!!
Right now, today, in this very moment, life feels a wee bit like it's about to unravel. The stress of trying to move 3,500 miles away to a city I've never visited (I seriously have to stop moving places I've never seen before FYI) with about three months till our wedding is a smidge stressful. But, Adam and I apparently are cross-country moving fools, and we'll make it work.
So if anyone can give us pointers or suggestions on things like where to live, what to see, what to do, I welcome them with open stressed out arms.
Ok chickens, let's do this. Chicago here we come.