bursting at the seams

July 7, 2009 in job,life,move,secret,Syracuse

I’m bursting at the seams! I’m exploding with excitement and anxiety! I’ve been fretting and freaking and losing my mind for the last week. I can finally reveal my secret.
I’m moving back to Syracuse, New York.
If you’ve been reading a while you may know that I used to live in Syracuse and graduated from Syracuse University (a blessing and a curse). I’ve been working in Akron Ohio for Big Company since July 2007. Prior to that I was working for same Big Company in New York. I will be moving back to Syracuse to work for Big Company (again) later this month.
It is official.
So now that it’s official, I’ve got so much on my mind that I need to get out…
Where will I live?!? Oh dear. I have wonderful friends that have offered me a couch until I find a place. This means that I will be leaving my puppy, Oscar (who isn’t really a puppy anymore. He’s 4) with my parents for now. It also means that I will be leaving BF here in Ohio.
Leaving BF in OHIO!?!? UGH! This kills me. But he will be looking for a job in Syracuse so I hope (and pray) that he will be joining me up there very soon. I don’t know what I’ll do without him in the meantime. This is tearing me apart. For real. The 5 and a half hours between us will likely kill me.
Finances. So this is the main reason for moving. Big Company pays slightly (ehh, more than slightly) less in Ohio than they do in Syracuse. The cost of living in Central NY is not dramatically different. In fact, the demand for things that are pricey here (gym membership, organic food, yoga, etc) is so much greater in NY so it’s way cheaper (Umm, gym membership for $19 a month there! YEP!).
Home. Yes, Ohio is my ‘home.’ But I definitely have always felt very at home in Syracuse. To say that I haven’t missed it since I left would be a lie. I’ve missed that place like crazy… Planet Fitness, Syrajuice, Halo, the parks, the neighborhood, the university… Sigh.

So now that I am officially moving I am officially planning my big going away party. I want to think of it as my “finally starting my life” party. I’m not sure if everyone understands what a dramatic change I am making here. I will be leaving everything I know is safe and taking the biggest risk of my life. I’m so excited and so terrified at the same time. If anyone has any words of wisdom they would like to share, I’d surely be grateful and appreciative.

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Krystyn July 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Congrats on the move again…I'm sure you are looking forward to it, even with the nausea.


Tara Gibson July 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm

congrats girl!!


Mrs. M July 7, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Everything will workout for the best! Ilove the new blog look!


Analiese July 7, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Congrats! It sounds like you have really thought through the decision and that it's a good move for you right now!

I'm in the midst of moving too, so I can understand all of the conflicting emotions and stresses that come along with it. One thing that helps me is making lists of things in my new city that I want to check out (restaurants, yoga studios, shops, etc.) because it really helps me to picture my life there and gets my psyched up!


*krystyn* July 7, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Great news!! Scary but oh so exciting. Yay for you!!!


ashley-cita July 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm

You sound so excited to make the move!


Valerie {Next to Heaven} July 7, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Congratulations! That's really awesome!


TheAnalyst July 7, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I am so glad I came across your blog, as it was recommended to me by CityLifeGirl. I am moving to Syracuse, from Philly suburbs, in 7 weeks to begin a doctoral program. I'm a bit familiar with the area (I visit Ithaca each year), but only from a big picture perspective. If you have any suggestions (food, yoga, fun things to do, etc.) please let me know! I hope to find some good info from your blog!


Brandi July 7, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Congrats! Sounds like you're making the right decision for yourself. Sending out prayers that your BF finds a job up there very soon! ๐Ÿ™‚


Cristin July 8, 2009 at 2:18 am

So…you just need to settle in quickly so we can visit you. That's all there is to it ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with all the big changes. I hope you will not have to be apart from Chad and Oscar for too long.


~M~ July 8, 2009 at 3:47 am



Ashley's Allowance July 9, 2009 at 1:13 am

I follow you on Twitter. My Twitter name is AshsAllowance.

Oh and I forgot to mention my preferences in the first entry! I prefer font 1 and colors hot pink and black!



Raine July 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Congrats!! Moving far away is fun and scary. I moved from NH to Denver once. We didnt know anyone, we didnt have jobs, we just went. It was so scary, but it was fun. I ended up loving Denver and I cant wait to go back! You have less to stress about because you know people and the city – You will be fine!! ๐Ÿ˜€


Moonjava July 9, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Congrats on the move! ๐Ÿ™‚


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