A New Adventure

Moving to Los Angeles


We’re moving to Los Angeles! Jim was accepted into an MBA program at the University of Southern California. It’s a one year program and starts next month. It all came together pretty quickly at the beginning of our road trip in mid-May. We tried to focus on the trip and not to think about it too much until we got home. Since then we’ve been purging and packing in anticipation of downsizing our living space.


We’ll be in Arizona until the end of July. Then Lawson, Sybil and I are going to stay with my parents in Minnesota for a few weeks before joining Jim in LA in time for Sybil’s first birthday (eek, my baby is almost 1!). We’re not exactly sure where we’re going to live or if I’m going to go back to work. It’s probably the least planned my life has ever been. It’s kind of fun, but it’s also been hard for me at times. I’m a planner and a worrier by nature.


We knew this year would bring different opportunities. Even though I’m excited for a new adventure, I’m surprised how sad I am to leave Phoenix. I’ve lived here for almost 15 years. I’ve gone through most of my biggest moments in Phoenix. Marriage, divorce, meeting Jim, the births of my babies, promotions, starting this blog.


I have a great group of friends in Phoenix with some of the best girlfriends you could ever ask to have in your life. They’ve supported me through all my ups and downs. I will miss them like crazy.


I’m sad to leave Phoenix, but I am excited for the adventure ahead. A new place to explore with Jim, Lawson and Sybil. Cooler weather. The beaches. New restaurants. I’d go anywhere as long as I have those three by my side.


Meanwhile, the next 3 weeks will be busy packing. It’s our first time moving with kids, which is much more challenging. Not only do we have more stuff, trying to pack when they’re awake means at least half gets unpacked before we can tape up the box!


If you have any tips for moving with two kids, please send them my way.



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