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!).
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
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.