The next couple of weeks I will be packing and steeling myself for a major lifestyle change.
We are moving to Salt Lake City, Utah
FOR THE SUMMER.
I always add those last three words because I'm still holding on to the wild hope that we will return to Brooklyn if I can somehow find a full time job with medical benefits.
Leaving New York is a huge scary leap.
I've never "lived" anywhere else.
College doesn't count because I spent all my spare weekends "back home".
|ACK! No Metropolitan Museum of Art|
Salt Lake City is beautiful but I have never felt more "at home" than here in Williamsburg...
Never mind that both the "hipster" and the "hip hop" crowds agree I'm a big old nerd.
I don't even qualify for "geek".
Geeks rule this place.
I should have studied software engeneering in college.
Says the grown assed woman who can't add, subtract or multiply fractions.
We are not giving up the apartment.
How do you know you are talking to a true New Yorker?
The question, "Are you giving up the apartment?" is ALWAYS the second thing New Yorkers ask.
Right after, "SALT LAKE CITY? Why???"
I always say "Salt Lake City has an actual job market."
And affordable housing.
By "affordable" I mean rents that aren't 3,000 a month for 500 square feet with a window that faces a brick wall or a rat infested alley... next to the elevated train (just like in "Blues Brothers".)
|No BRIC Arts concerts by the water with the Freedom Tower shinning bright.|
So off to Salt Lake we go.
I will miss Finnabair's class over at Little Bird Creations in July. (AAIIIEEEE!)
I won't be here to meet the Mariposa Collective (ya'll better keep meeting without me OR ELSE!)
If you are visiting between mid June to late August I won't be able to meet you.
Just when I think I'm done crying, I burst into tears again.
Dude! Get. a. grip!
I must admit those are not primary concerns.
Having a stable economic outlook and a good home for the little one is.
I'm excited about those.
And thankfully Salt Lake City has a decent dinosaur Museum for Lola to live in.
|No Brooklyn Botanical Garden. |
Worst of all- no easy access to Abuela.
Keeping my fingers crossed I can substitute Einstein and Co bagels for Bagelsmith.
I don't know WHAT I'm going to do about pizza.
I might even lose weight.
I was telling my husband I should open a brick over pizza place and call it Brooklyn's Best.
I'd have photos from "The Godfather" and "Do The Right Thing" on the walls.
I'd stage poetry and short story slams and have local crafter's work installed on the walls....
Dreaming that makes me happy.
|All about that textured Scrap FX cityscape chipboard frame in this Scrap FX blog post: |
Moving past "mistakes" in your scrapbooking.
|Favorite things right now:|
Scrap FX Hash corner chipboard design model #2013079
A Flair For Buttons "Love It" button (use code happybday49 for free shipping this weekend)
My Mind's Eye enamel dots Kate & Co collection
Basic Grey Life of the Party woodgrain paper
Basic Grey Vellum sticker strips