I’ve thought long and hard about where I want to take my life next. I fully anticipated having to wait until after the wedding next July, but with the recent turn of events I’ve started to realize that perhaps this is the path for me. Perhaps, I’ve finally found my calling and this is life’s way of saying “JUMP ON IT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE”
(It sometimes scares me how much power we have over our own destinies)
So, it may come as no surprise to some of you, that I have decided to move to Austin and get my career plans under way…. In September!
Austin has been on my radar since I was… 6 years old?! haha. Seriously, the first time my dad ever took me to Austin I knew that someday, I was going to live there… Even then, I knew that the live music scene in Austin, the culture, the easy going and laid back environment, friendly people, exciting downtown life.. I knew it was all for me.
The best part was when I grew up and realized that Austin really was the best of all worlds. Food, affordable. Beer, cheap. Apartments, totally reasonable. State income tax, pfffft what is THAT nonsense? JOBS — EVERYWHERE.. Especially for my bar/restaurant management degree. Uh, 6th street, I hear you calling my name! Gas is OVER 50 cents cheaper than it is here in New York (or Maryland for that matter) People are so dang friendly, the weather is gorgeous (HI i hate snow unless I’m skiing) there are trails GALORE. I’ve basically decided I’m going to be spending 94.3% of my time running town lake. It’s just meant to be.
It comes to no surprise to any of my family and friends that I’m moving there! None. As soon as I told my friends I got “ohhh you are going to EAT UP that music scene” Austin hands down, has one of, if not THE biggest live music scene in the entire world!
I am truly and honestly STOKED about this next chapter of my life. I have so many friends in Texas that have migrated down from Dallas to ATX… I have so much family all over the state. Mostly in San Antonio which is less than an hour south!
I am truly over joyed.. Which, lets face it… I needed something to bring this year to a happy end! The only thing I’m super nervous about is finding a decent apartment. If you are in Austin, or know anything about Austin and can point me in the right direction to find a place in Downtown/central austin (close to UT, close to 6th street… but not necessarily on top of either) I will owe you my life!
So, tell me darlings… Whats the most exciting thing thats happened to you recently?!