Cheers to New Beginnings
Life can sometimes be a big roller coaster and you just have to buckle up and enjoy the ride.
THAT is exactly what I did.
As you might recall, I had not one but two weddings last year and all of our nuptial celebrations ended with an amazing honeymoon where we went to the UAE and Turkey. One morning in Istanbul, my lovely husband asked me if I would ever be open to moving to Washington D.C. At that time I said "what the hell, apply to this job and let's see what happens." Little did we know that my response along with my wish that I made at Hagia Sophia would come true - he got the job in DC!
Fast forward to January 2016 and here we are walking through the streets of our nations capital, getting to know different neighborhoods and looking at places for us to call "home." We eventually found the perfect place in a neighborhood that reminded us a lot of where we owned our condo in Chicago.
On January 29, we got on the road and drove for 12 hours from Chicago to Washington D.C. to do our first part of our move. The road trip was actually not that bad, we had a chance to catch up, listen to our favorite songs, reminisce our weddings and slowly start to plan our year ahead.
Although the thought to live in a new city was ridiculously exciting, especially because we were moving to the east coast, the actual move itself was tough. We had a handful of people we have to thank and give tons of love to most because they helped me pack, purge, clean, paint, be my sounding board, etc. during this testing moment in time. However, there is one person I have to say as usual stepped up as my anchor with this move and that was my mother. I am so grateful to have had my mother with me throughout the time I was moving. She spent endless of nights at my place to help me pack, to be a shoulder to lean on when I needed to cry, and she even jumped on a plane to help me move into our new apt. in DC and unpack our entire 6 years worth of stuff into new places closets and cabinets. Gracias mami for your help!
So now, here I am sitting in my new living room 20 days into my official move to DC and it still feels surreal. I have enjoyed many special moments that this city has already offered but I know with the summer creeping up, so much more is yet to come! I am truly looking forward to slowly eating my way through each neighborhood, just like I did in Chicago. And making weekend plans to visit vineyards in Virginia or short road trips to Baltimore and Philly. But what I am really looking forward to, is creating new memories with my husband.
Chicago you will forever be in my heart and you are truly 'my kind of town.'