BIG news! After nearly five years in Milwaukee, I’m moving east to Pennsylvania for a new job. I’ll be associate digital editor for a health magazine based there, and I am unbelievably excited for the new challenge, fitting subject matter and gorgeous hiking spots nearby. Plus, I’ll be just a bus ride away from NYC, wee! So if you were wondering why I ghosted on this blog for a month, there you have it.
Man, I am going to miss Milwaukee more than I anticipated. The eye-candy architecture, plentiful beer gardens, super cheesy comfort food, how bikeable it is… but mostly the close friends I’ve made here. People always make the place, and just as it was daunting to move to Wisconsin solo, it’s intimidating to start from scratch again somewhere else. I don’t want to think about saying goodbye to anyone quite yet.
I’ve been cramming in as much friend time as possible before I leave, as one does when she’s moving somewhere with no loved ones except her car-phobic cat. That June 30th move date is approaching far too quickly, and while I know there’s no way to hit up every spot I’ll miss, I have been up to some fun. Like attending a dog birthday party, compete with a baby pool ball pit…
Sampling drinks at the city’s new cider bar, Lost Valley Cider Co... (I highly recommend Blake’s El Chavo Mango Habanero. It’s fruity with just the slightest after-kick.)
Taking one last train ride into Chicago Union Station to say farewell to friends in the Windy City… and Stan’s Donuts. How I will miss you, Biscoff Banana Pocket.
And last but not least, living up every happy hour with my dear work wife. This week we talked over tentacles and bubbly at our go-to spot, Bosley on Brady.
Moving is bittersweet, but I’m ready for the challenge of a fresh start. Here goes nothing!
YOUR TURN: Have you ever moved somewhere on your own? What’s your favorite (or least favorite) part of starting over in a new place?