Sunday, August 18, 2013

To go back to where I was would just be wrong, I'm pressing on

We’ve finally done it. We got into grad school and as you read this we are moving to Cleveland, Ohio. We are beyond excited.

We will certainly miss the Southwest. We’ve both grown up here and spent the bulk of our adult lives in the Land of Enchantment. We will take with us as much green chile as we can fit into our luggage. We will also miss our family and friends.

On the other hand, we’ve been here our whole lives, so we are excited to see new places.

We’ve packed everything into a Uhaul. Our trip will be 1,446 miles and will take over 22 hours, not counting toddler freakout time. Pretty scary. According to Google maps we have to make around 56 turns, so I know we’re gonna get lost. Several times. Also, on our route there are several "toll roads." What are those? How do they work?

We are excited about all the possibilities, but with our excitement also comes fear of the unknown. 


For instance, since we're from New Mexico - where it is sunny, warm and generally a hospitable place - we’re terrified of the winter in the Midwest. We may freeze and die. But nothing ventured, nothing frostbitten, am I right?

11 comments:

  1. Good luck!! That is pretty exciting

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  2. I lived between Akron and Cleveland between fifth grade and high school. It's pretty there. Good Luck! (Good marching bands.)

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  3. When The Hurricane went to college in Iowa, she befriended a girl from L.A., who didn't understand that she needed a heavy coat. The Hurricane took her shopping and helped her pick out the appropriate outerwear. I pray that your journey goes well and that someone as wise as The Hurricane will help you buy coats and gloves and hats and boots and so on and so forth. Are we talking grad school for a master's or a Ph.D.?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Came back to read comments. Good for you. Impressive.

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  4. LOL - love that you know you have to account for "toddler freak out time". Traveling with kids is hit or miss. Fortunately our little guy has been a great traveler thus far (we've made three trips to NJ from NY with him so far). Good luck. Looking forward to more of your blog posts.

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    1. Toddler freak out time accounts for so much of our time these days.

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  5. Hope you've made it there safe and sound. Beginnings are always exciting, aren't they?

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  6. Ooh sounds great! Congrats and hope the move goes well :)

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