Whew, I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.
We alluded to some celebrations last Sunday, one of them Megan's engagement, Michelle's engagement (though it happened a while ago, we never formally celebrated!) Meghan quitting her job.....and me.
I'm the type of person who talks about everything that is going on with her. Every high, every low....and everything in between. I'm an open book - which is probably fairly obvious since I log much of what I cook and eat for the entire Internet to see. It's been hard to keep my secret to myself!
Most of you by now know about Rafe - my boyfriend who lives in CT where he's attending law school. And you MUST know that I live in Boston. For those of you not familiar with the drive - That's a good 2 hours in the car - 3 hours if you're leaving Boston anytime between 5pm and 7pm.
Though we both believe that we've done incredibly well with the distance, its very hard being that far away from someone whom you'd like to share everything with. A few months back, I started the search for a new job in the Hartford area....a few of my friends knew, but I kept it off the blog (for obvious reasons).
I was recently offered a job in the Hartford area - and I have accepted it. I'm very excited about my new gig, and, in a few short weeks I will be joining Rafe in CT. I've given notice at my current company and I'm currently in the process of packing everything I've acquired in my apartment in the last 4 years into boxes and bags.
The decision to leave Boston is a difficult one. When I was in high school I dreamed of living in one of the beautiful brownstones in the Back Bay, walking to work, walking to dinner, and living the city life. I've had amazing times in this great town, made some of the best friends of my life, and definitely eaten some of the best food.
I'm honestly going to miss my job, my friends, and a lot about this city. I'm excited for all of the things I will have more time for without that awful weekend commute: blogging, hanging out with blogger friends, cooking, writing, and spending time with family. I anticipate coming to Boston frequently to hang out with friends - and hopefully have more potlucks!
I am going to miss being part of such a strong food community, and seeing the same people I've come to expect seeing on a regular basis. I'll miss my lunch dates with Michelle, my office farmer's market, Boston Blogger Brunches, and all the events in town.
I'm going to be living in a new community, and am looking forward to exploring and getting to know this new place the best way I know how.....through the food! I'm really excited about what Connecticut has to offer. Lots of opportunity for eating local and farm fresh foods, lots of ethnic influence, and a much much bigger kitchen than I have in Boston.
I've got a few more weeks of shuttling between Boston and CT, but I hope you'll join me in my next chapter!