I'm moving to Atlanta!!
I hinted at it a couple of posts back, but now I'm actually ready to tell the rest of the world. I'm moving to Atlanta on the 31st of this month! :) I was supposed to move in June, but because of a few things that happened a couple weeks ago, I was forced to make a decision now. If I stayed, I probably wouldn't be able to find a place to live for the price I'll be paying now. And since I'm not exactly loaded (hello, I graduate in May!), that makes moving a lot more difficult.
So....I decided! After freaking out and weighing the pros and cons, I finally made a decision.
Which gives me a total of 10 days to pack everything and move my life to another state. I've had a few days already, but not many. And those were mainly filled with making sure it would actually work out. Because I still can't believe that it is. My landlord let me out of my lease early, my parents didn't kill me, and I can take all of my last semester classes online and be perfectly fine to still graduate with honors.
It's like fate. It's like God is telling me that I should go. And I know that I could be looking too far into this, but everything just fell into place so perfectly. The only thing I wish I could change is the fact that Stephen has to stay here for another year and a half. He's in nursing school and can't exactly just up and leave with me. Thankfully, I'll only be 4 and a half hours away so I'll be back and forth a lot...but I will miss him terribly. For all of you military wives/girlfriends and other women who have gone through this same situation, I feel for you. And could also use some encouragement from someone who knows what it's like, because I already miss him and I'm not even gone yet.
But enough sappy. I'm also so extremely excited to be going! Atlanta will have so many more opportunities for me - with blogging and with work. I graduate in May and I'll be looking for "big girl" jobs immediately once I move in and get settled. I'll be looking in publishing, editing, or social media marketing (just in case anyone knows of anything!). Copy editing is my dream, but anything in those areas would be fantastic. If any of you live in or around Atlanta, I'd love to schedule a meet up as well! I'm just so elated to be starting a new chapter of my life and I want to take full advantage of all the opportunities that I'll have.
I'll have a couple more posts while I'm in Mississippi, but soon I'll be blogging from Atlanta. :) And I couldn't be more excited (and terrified).
If you've ever moved to a new place before while basically starting over (no job, basically no friends, and no idea what to do), I'd love to hear about it in the comments!
Happy Thursday, everyone. :)