Saturday, May 24, 2008

A New Life

Kate, Cadence, and I are moving ourselves and the cats to Kentucky in a few weeks.  I can't really speak for Kate on this, but it's probably the biggest, single decision I've made, and it's teaching me a lot about how I make decisions.  And the choice feels right, even though there are a lot of unknowns.  It's odd to be making such a life-changing decision and not know exactly what's going to happen when we get down there, but that's what we're doing.  We don't have jobs lined up, we haven't even figured out how exactly we're moving down there yet, and that's a little SCARY.  At the same time, the fact that are options are so wide open is part of what makes going down as exciting as it is.  We're going down to make a new life for ourselves, and we have all sorts of options open to us.  And we have family, who are giving us a place to live, and their love and support.  That makes things a lot less scary than they could be, otherwise.

We have a lot of reasons for going, and I won't go into detail here.  I think the biggest reason we're doing this, though, is because of how desperately we're in need of some sort of big change to shake us out of the pit we've gotten ourselves into.  Things have not been ideal for a while, and they probably never will be, but it's time to be proactive and start making a life for ourselves that we're more happy to live in.  This will also be a great move for Cadence, as she'll have space, trees, and family who can watch baby sit and keep her laughing.  And Kate and I will have more chances to get out and do things together, spend time together.  And fresh air!  It will be so good to get out of the city.

We're going, and we're going soon.  My last day of work is June 13th, and we're planning on leaving sometime in the week after that.  Probably packing over that weekend.  We're going to be planning a get-together before we skip town, so stay tuned and we'll let you all know what's going on.

Thank you for all the good times, New York, and we'll be back some day.