Seriously, I’m not pregnant. I felt like I should get that out of the way after Welcome to the Motherhood’s Fake Pregnancy Announcement fiasco. (Heart.) No, it’s something else entirely. Are you curious yet? Have I built up the suspense enough that you’ll click through and read the rest of this post?? So here’s the deal:
We’re moving back to Chicago!! Longtime readers of the blog will know that I’ve missed Chicago terribly and that I had a rather difficult time adjusting to life here in Denver. This may lead you to believe that this is, without reservation, great news. But it’s not entirely. I think I’m actually going to miss Denver.
A few weeks ago David got an interview at a BigLaw firm in Chicago. He almost cancelled the interview because we felt like we were finally settling in here and we were happy living here. But he decided to just go and check it out. Right before we left for Hawaii, he got the offer. Which means that we spent a good deal of our time in paradise deciding whether we should make another major upheaval to our life. So that was awesome. And ridiculously stressful.
We spent a lot of time thinking through everything and about a week ago we accepted the offer. These things move fast, which means we’ll be in Chicago in about three weeks. Holy cats!!
It has been incredibly sad sharing this news with all of our close friends here. And watching Addie play with all of her little friends makes it even harder. When she asks to play with Izzy or Darcy and gets a huge smile on her face, I feel so guilty about taking her away from these adorable little buddies of hers. But I know we’ll keep in touch and that she’ll make new friends.
And when I think about Chicago… The big city, riding the El, the lake, being close to my parents again, the skyscrapers, the restaurants, and did I mention the lake? … Well, it all makes me pretty damn excited.
This is going to have to be it for awhile, though. I can’t handle any more change. In the last three years I have: gotten divorced, gotten remarried, had a baby, quit my job, moved across the country, and now we’re moving across the country again. I need a little break.
Until then, though, let me just say: Chicago is, my kind of town!