Chapter 6

I left you with a little bit of a teaser last week, didn’t I? I’m sorry for that. Well, sort of.

You see, lately life has been full of maybes, what ifs, I don’t knows, whens. Control has left our lives, for the time being, but I think we’re ok with it – to an extent.

Remember how we talked about Chapters in life? I stopped my story at Chapter 5 – Chicago. Chapter 5 had the slightest bit (ok, maybe not so slight) of foreshadowing, didn’t it? I sorta suggested, by writing a Chapter dedicated to Chicago, and leaving a “to be continued” at the end of the post, that a change might be in the works. That’d be a correct assumption, if you assumed that. A change is definitely a-comin’.

It’s true: We’re leaving Chicago. We are moving away from a beautiful city full of culture, amazing architecture, summers spent by the lake riding bikes and watching fireworks, a plethora of scrumptious food, and the list goes on. Most importantly, we’re moving away from many, many friends, and that’s what makes it difficult. Not the breathtaking skyline or the bone-chilling winter, not even my favorite neighborhood or my condo that I love so dearly – the hard part is leaving the people.

It’s crazy, all of this. We’re about to leave behind the only city we, as “we”, know as home – our home. We’re about to leave behind the life we’ve built for 7 years, and the city we fell in love with. The city we thought, perhaps, we would never leave.

But as hard as it seems, as hard as it is, we couldn’t be more excited about it.

We’re moving to San Francisco.


So yeah, some things are just meant to be, I guess. Sometimes vacation turns into, “wow, I could live here”. Sometimes things just feel right, and California feels right. Sometimes you have to follow your dreams, or your husband’s dreams.

Sometimes you have to close your eyes, open your arms, and jump.

12 thoughts on “Chapter 6

  1. And after you JUMP!, I can’t wait to read about the landing. And visit. A visit is definitely in there somewhere. We honeymooned in SF, and have always meant to go back – now we have friends to visit when we do!

  2. mark says:

    “I was married once — in San Francisco. I haven’t seen her for many years. The great earthquake and fire in 1906 destroyed the marriage certificate. There’s no legal proof. Which proves that earthquakes aren’t all bad.”

  3. jared says:

    Congrats on the move!!! Alice and I always talked about moving out west, since my parents are in LA and my sister in Sacramento. It is a good move especially a day like today in Chicago. We will continue to follow your adventures through your blog!!

  4. @Jenn – yay for visitors!

    @Kenna – thanks 🙂

    @Jennifer – niiice try, chief. now go pack your stuff, too.

    @Mark – nice quote!

    @Caroline – I know exactly what you mean… and i can’t wait for you to visit, already!

    @Jared – welcome back to blogging (obviously you’ve been busy!). definitely thought more about SF while walking around today. we’ll definitely keep in touch through our respective blogs!

  5. OMG!!! I have been off the food blogs the last few months and I come back to this! It’s all so exciting (I’d LOVE to move to San Fran) but a little sad for me because we’re seriously considering moving to Chicago in 2013 after we’re married! I kept telling the Boy, “Well at least I’ll have one foodie friend in Chicago”. But no matter where you go, you’ll always have a devoted reader in me!

    • wow, you really have – welcome back!! looks like you’ve got some catching up to do :). congrats on getting engaged, and no matter who’s here when you get here, you will LOVE Chicago.

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