Flipflops in the Rain

home is where my family is…

… and that is in the Northwest.

i moved to the d.c. area on a whim three years ago. ok, that’s a lie. i moved here for my job, but that sounds a lot more boring.

while i loved the change in pace, the rush of adventure i got from moving 3,000 miles from everything i knew and loved, it took me a solid year to get my feet on the ground and build a foundation here. if you read through some of my first posts,Β  you’ll see that i was on a never-ending roller coaster. so much has changed since then. i’ve met so many wonderful, fantastic, amazingly awesome people who mean the world to me. but i was never meant to permanently live here.

so i’m doing something about it, and as the cherry blossoms bloom this april, i’ll be flying across the country on a one-way ticket home.


Congratulations, lady πŸ™‚ I know this was important to you! Can’t wait to come visit you!

Comment by Doniree

I liked this, until I reached the last sentence: “one-way ticket home”. I hope there are at least a few return visits planned over the next 10 years. Oh well, at least now I will know someone when I move back to my “home”-town out West… Looking forward to living vicariously through your adventures!

Comment by coffeeonwheels

Oh wow honey! I’m all about following your heart. AND HELL YEAH WEST COAST. K sorry caps attack.

Comment by Liz

I’m definitely sorry to see you go but that just means I have one more reason to come to see Seattle!!

When are you leaving?

Comment by DCPrincess

You, me and a potato pizza is in store when you come up here (you’ll do that soon, right?) It’s on me.

Comment by Lauren

Can’t wait to see you!

I called dibs first. Just saying.

Comment by CuteMonkey

Wow, wow, wow. Big changes. Can’t wait to hear more. Also, you’re much closer to Nor Cal now, yay!

Comment by Amy --- Just A Titch

Happy for you, sad for my city that will get a little less interesting with your departure.

Comment by restaurant refugee

Wow, how exciting! I’ll bet you are so happy to be heading back πŸ™‚

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Comment by Maxie

Good for you lady – this is great news πŸ™‚

Comment by walkingonsunshine18

I’m equally very very sad (for me) and very very happy (for you)! I will miss you terribly…make sure you have a comfy ::insert sleeping surface here:: for me with plenty of allergy meds for when I invade Washington….State that is… :\

Comment by Rach

I second Maxie, BUT I am still excited about the cherry blossom festival and April brunch activities coming up. It will be bittersweet!

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Comment by Malnurtured Snay

I am soo excited for April 7th! Al, I may beat you to her :o)

We will be welcoming you HOME with wide open arms!

Comment by Erika

I… how did I not actually know that you lived here???

Good luck with the move – I think I may be heading back to the Buckeye State come fall…

Comment by Suburban Sweetheart

Oh my goodness, this is so exciting! Please get a hold of me when you get back, I’d love to get together and catch up!! πŸ™‚

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