As 2011 is coming to an end, I have exciting news, with mixed feelings….

Moving to the big apple for a job opportunity, fab.

Hubby and pets will still be in Florida, sad.

We’ve been down this road before, I left once before for a job opportunity in Massachusetts. After completing my year commitment, I returned back home to my hubby and pets. Ideally, the plan was to sell our home, pack up, move and all be together. But in 2008, it was all about bad timing, our home decreased in value, and in an over saturated housing market, it was not meant to be. I look back and think, maybe there was a reason that it ended up not working out.

Ever since I was 18, I have always dreamed of living in NYC. When I graduated from high school, as a gift from my father I received a bus ticket (an affordable option for us and money) to visit a good friend who had moved to New Jersey. My friend and I spent some time in the city and it left such an impression on me (an experience so worthy of writing a book).

I feel this time around this is different, and again my goal is for all of us to be together in this city. Realistically, it will not happen right away. It will be a lot of hard work, and many little details that need to fall into place. So for now, it will be lots of  extended weekend commutes to and fro, conversing via texting, and phone calls.