Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Plan

By now you have probably forgotten that I had some exciting news I wanted to share. Yesterday we finally received the documentation we were waiting for....so I can officially share the good news with all of you!

AJ was offered a job at the law firm where he worked this summer! He worked very hard and put in a lot of hours, so I wasn't too surprised when he called me the morning of his last day at work and told me the good news. We made a lot of sacrifices this summer (long distance marriage, living with my parents, etc.), so we were very happy when he received the offer.

Unfortunately, this means we will be leaving DC next summer. This is a bummer for a few reasons. I have met some wonderful people here and I will be so sad to leave them. I have a pretty great job and am just getting into a groove where I feel comfortable and appreciated. I love city life and am a tad scared of moving back to a suburban area. Ahhh! Those three things are enough to induce a small anxiety attack.

On the other hand, I am so excited to be moving closer to my family (and even more excited to not be in the same quarters!). I grew up with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins by my side and am grateful that my children will have a similar close-knit family experience. I am also thrilled that we can afford to buy a house. And yes, I have already been looking. Also, I am so happy that my husband has a job. Period. In this economy, we just didn't know if he would find one. Even better, he will be working at a firm that doesn't require 80+ hours a week. That just wouldn't work for our family. Plus, he genuinely liked the firm atmosphere and the people that work there, so it really is a win-win situation for him!

As for me....hopefully I will make new friends (but, keep the old!) and find a new job back in Upstate NY. I know it will all work out in the end. For now, I am just happy that we have a plan and am so proud of my husband!

23 comments:

  1. Congrats! That is really great news :)

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  2. Congratulations!! That is great news! hoping everything works out just how you want :)

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  3. Congrats to you and your hubby! How nice it will be to be close to family!

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  4. Congratulations! This is huge news. So happy for the both of you.

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  5. That's amazing news! Especially in this economy when jobs like these are impossible to find! He'll get great experience at a smaller firm and he'll be far more marketable so that if you guys do decide to move in a few years, finding another job will be no problem.

    Tell him I said congratulations - so happy for both of you!

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  6. Congratulations! It is a big move but I am sure it will be great in the long run!

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  7. That's amazing news!! Congrats to your hubby!!

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  8. Congrats! So excited for you both!

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  9. Congratulations! That is WONDERFUL news! Sooo excited for you both :)

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  10. Mazel tov! Now the big question, the same one you asked me. Will you? ;)

    COngrats to you both. <3

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  11. wow, congrats to you and your Hubby, that is exciting news! :)

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  12. Congrats! That is amazing news, especially now!!! Best wishes for your big move!

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  13. I know it's a tough transition but I bet it feels so good to have a plan of action. I'm sure you're going to get hired pretty soon. Districts would be stupid not to swoop you up :-)

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  14. Congratulations! I know that he was working in NYC...where will you all be living???

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  15. What wonderful news!!! I think it's pretty exciting to have these adventures - you'll look back and probably loved that you got to live in all of these places!

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  16. Congratulations!!! That's such exciting news! Upstate is awesome, the schools up there are great as well, and you'll be closer to the finger lakes!

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  17. Okay I tried to just leave a nice message but this got all effed up. So now I don't feel like telling you anymore. HA! Just kidding. Anyway, all I wanted to say was THIS IS SO EXCITING and that I know how hard it is to make a big move. Just remember - home is where you are. :)

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  18. That's awesome, Jackie! Congrats and I hope the move goes well! Can't wait for the house choosing/decorating posts. I hope you will give us a few of those.

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  19. Congratulations!!!! That is great news, especially in this economy :) Sounds like he did a really fantastic job this summer. Good luck with the relocation!

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  20. Congratulations! What exciting news. I got married, lived with my in-laws, then moved North to Connecticut last year when my husband was offered his Dream Job. I completely understand how you feel. It turned out to be the best thing that's ever happened to us. Good luck, I hope the same happens for you and your husband!

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  21. that's so amazing! congratulations to both of you. It must be hard to leave DC, but where ever you move i'm sure is great too and might be a nice calm change from the city.

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  22. Congrats, I am sure it will be sad to leave but it will be an exciting adventure!

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