moving day.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s actually here. Moving day.

This day has been in the works for the past three years, and even earlier than that, it was a dream of my parents’ from the first time they stepped on the property 30 years ago. It’s so surreal that all of that planning and hard work has come down to today. I am so happy that we made this decision. This is where we are supposed to be. I am so excited to get there, get settled and starting making this place ours.

That being said, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my beloved Bloomington.

As happy as we are to be moving back home to Pekin, leaving Bloomington is not an easy step to make. This town is magical. And I’ve had a magical decade living here. I moved to Bloomington in August 2001 as a young, scared, sheltered child and now, I leave it as a successful, cultured, and well-adjusted adult. And I owe a lot of that growth to this town and the people and opportunities in it. If you ever have a chance to visit or live in Bloomington, I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s no longer the right place for us, but it’s still amazing.Β I’ll miss this place deeply, but we’ll be around a lot. We’re both still working in Bloomington, and, of course, there will always be IU basketball games.

But enough of that sappiness. Today is the first day of a really incredible journey! And I’ve got a U-Haul to pack. See you on the flip-side, friends. My next post will come to you directly from the internet tubes of Pekin, Indiana.

Have you ever done a bittersweet move?


  1. Julie says

    Congratulations! Hope your move goes smoothly today!
    Moving is almost always rough, but it’s harder for me to imagine staying in one place and never moving at all. I guess that’s because I’m a military brat though. I’d love to visit Bloomington someday…

  2. says

    Hey! New reader here – love, love, LOVE your blog.

    I was at IU from 2001-2005 too – Telecomm – so I’m sure we’ve walked past each other some time! :) Anyway, after graduation I worked in Bloomington (at WTTS) until ’07, when I really started to feel restless for someplace new, so I moved to Indianapolis. But every time I go back (I try to make it to at least one basketball game a year), I TEAR UP, because OH, HOW I MISS IT SO. “Magical” is the perfect way to describe it!

    Best of luck on your move, and can’t wait to hear about your new adventures!

  3. says

    Good luck! Right now my apartment is a hug disaster of piles and boxes because I’m getting ready for a move. It’s definitely bittersweet. For the past 10 years, my group of friends has had at least one person living on the property where I am currently. After I move out, it will be the end of an era! We’re planning on marking the occasion somehow, but we’re all a little sad.

  4. Kim says

    Best Wishes on your move. I am so excited for you all! I can’t wait to hear how everything is going and start reading a 2nd blog from you and Babyface. Truthfully, I think Puppyface needs a small one as well, or at least a twitter account :)
    Good Luck!!!!!!

  5. Katie says

    I just graduated college and moved out of my apartment for bigger and better things! But it was hard, saying goodbye to everyone and everything I knew for 5 years. In a week I’ll be moving up to UW-Madison for graduate school. I do have to say though, I’m glad I’m not the only one who had a separate booze box! :)

  6. says

    Moving from IU to the East Coast was harder than I thought it would be! After 5 years at IU, it was my second home and I felt a part of it. Moving away was harder than I thought and I still miss it!

  7. Erika says

    Oh, good luck on your move! I look forward to hearing about your adventures setting up your new home.

    I am about to make a very bittersweet move myself. After following my dreams to California seven years ago, I’m moving back to the east coast to be close to family, close to old friends, and live in the same place as my future husband. It’s so hard to leave my beautiful Cali life, but the universe is calling me home and it’s time to follow.

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