Monday, June 4, 2012

Update! Update! Update!

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!


11 comments:

Jessica said...

I sentiment your three cheers! Congratulations!

Caroline said...

Congrats on making the decision and staying in NYC! I know exactly what you mean about just not being "ready" to leave yet. I'm living in NYC right now, but Boston is my true home. I'm thinking about going back to school in Boston at the end of the summer- but I'm just not sure if I'm ready to leave!

Christian Monzon said...

Glad you're staying. You are a constant source of inspiration!

dorry said...

congrats on making this decision! I'm glad to hear you'll still be here in NYC. maybe we'll all move back to Texas at the same time. ;) in the meantime, please enjoy every minute of your vacation to Texas this month!

Leah said...

Wow, girl! That is so awesome. I am so happy for you, and even though you know Texas misses you, I'm sure this is the right decision. The change in you has truly inspired me over the last couple years. :)

Jocelyn said...

Congrats!! I'm sure it was a tough decision but I'm happy that you made the right choice for you....and everyone else in NYC :)

Eden Alexis said...

You have been such an incredible blessing! And im so happy that your staying, excited to see you continue to grow here!!!

marathonwiner said...

love, love, love! so happy youre staying a while!!

elias and hope said...

You are exactly where God wants you. I personally am excited to have a friend to go visit each year for the next couple of years when I need to get away, because we all know I need to get away:) Love you!

Meghan said...

Found your blog through Mrs. Miller's Miles! Congrats on staying in NYC:) It's my favorite city in the whole world, and I can see how it would be hard to leave!

Kara said...

I'm glad you're staying :) What a hard decision, I'm sure. Hope to see you soon!!