I'm a whirlwind of emotion. I'm excited one minute, sad the next, then glad, then bummed, then anxious, then happy and then completely overwhelmed.
I should be packing but I'm writing about not having time to do anything. Go figure.
I'll miss the life I've built here but I'm genuinely looking forward to a change. I hope this move gives me the kick in the ass I need to figure out what I want to do with my life.
But what I'm most looking forward to is exploring Austin with L.E. That's the biggest difference I have moving to a new city this time. I get to see it through a whole new set of eyes, which are already amazed with anything remotely new. As much as I've become accustomed to a comfortable life while working full-time, I want to seize this opportunity to live a little more simply in a single-income family. I'm hesitant to use the term stay-at-home mom because that seems so permanent. I look at this as being unemployed in a new city in which I'm going to take my time to find the right job for me and the right pre-school for L.E. Plus, with the many things there are to do in Austin with a toddler, I don't think we'll be staying home all that much.
I want to spend as much time as I can with my amazing daughter. I want her to value the time she has with me, too, just in case I do get a normal 8-5 job soon.
I look forward to being Mommy first and foremost.
I look forward to blogging more, both here and for Austin Moms Blog.
I look forward to learning WordPress and migrating this page over to that platform, hopefully building readership, advertising and really getting myself out there. I am inspired by so many other bloggers; women who I feel like I could be friends with despite not knowing them in-person. I want my readers to feel that way about me, too.
I want to build up enough of a readership to justify going to BlogHer '13 next year.
I have a lot of lofty goals and ambition. It sucks that they don't quite pertain to a normal paying career.
I have a lot going on right now. Obviously.
But stick with me, kids. I have a lot to say and I'm going to keep saying it. A lot of changes are coming in my life and you get a front-row seat to see all of the chaos.