Ok friends, here's the update on my life! I know the suspense was killing all.... three of you.
So for the past couple months and in particular the past few weeks I had been thinking/praying/debating about whether or not I should move back to Texas. Don't get me wrong I love NY but Texas is home and eventually it's somewhere I can see myself moving back to later in my life. In this season of my life I'm in a little bit of 'limbo' because I just finished Graduate School but I do have a job here in NY. I was presented with a couple of really great job opportunities in Austin and even a place to live with a very dear friend of mine. I had been completely torn because as much as I wanted to stay, I knew a transition back to Austin would be relatively 'easy'. The cost of living is cheaper, job was in the works, and a lot of my friends are still there. So why not?
In the end, I came to the conclusion that I am just NOT ready to leave New York. I have been here for almost two years and in the past few months I've finally felt grounded. I love my apartment, my friends, my runnerds, and my church. And while leaving would be a 'safe' choice, I just can't do it right now. I love New York, and it's endless opportunities for adventures: both fitness and foodie related. I love that I've grown more as a person in my time here than any other season of my life. I love that this place is fast paced and always keeps me on my toes. I love that I feel stretched here. I love that I have true friends here who love me, and care for me. I have loved that this season has taught me a lot about trusting God and his plan for my life.
In addition, while I have 100% decided to stay and be committed to New York City and my life here, I spoke with my boss today and I will be transitioning OUT of my current position with the school. We work in 'seasons' and at the end of Fall recruitment I will be leaving my job regardless if I have another job or not! :) If you personally know me, you know this has been something that's been in the works for a long time and I can FINALLY see the end. My projected last day is: Friday, September 7th.
So... there ya have it! I'm going to Texas on vacation for 3 weeks at the end of June and when I return will begin the infamous job search so I'm not super poor after September!
Three cheers to OFFICIALLY staying in New York City. Here's to more adventures, laughs, long runs and good eats!