Before I get into the big stuff, I would like to say that I had a great weekend, and my week so far has been pretty good. I love Halloween and I had a good time despite the rain that came down during the prime party hours. USC’s Homecoming was great, I saw some people that I hadn’t seen in a long time, not to mention USC’s crushing defeat of Washington State. I’ve gotten to see a lot of my friends and family over the last week – Leah last Tuesday, and Tara and Diane and all the regulars. I am taking advantage of everyone’s proximity.

I haven’t updated here much in the last two weeks because I have been busy trying to get in personal contact with everyone…I know a lot of my friends read this, and I didn’t want anyone to find out on the internet what is going on with me. Well, not something like this. I got a promotion last week, and my company is moving me to New York City. I start the new job December 1st. I literally only had a night to make the decision, and it has been crazy ever since then. I am excited and honored to have such a great opportunity…I’ve never lived anywhere but Southern Cali, so this will be a good experience for me. On the other hand, I’ve never lived anywhere else, so I am freaking out a bit. It’s a lot to have to do in such a short amount of time. Not to mention, I’m leaving my family and friends and Mike behind. I know that everyone is really jazzed to come visit me, and I am definitely excited to have them all – that’s really what I’m looking forward to the most.

I’m going out to NYC next week with my mom to look for a place to live. I had a lead on a potential roommate, but I don’t know if that’s going to work out anymore. It’s a co-worker, and the person is really awesome, but do I really want to work AND live with the same person? I think I had gotten it into my head that I wouldn’t have a roommate, and I had talked myself into how nice it would be to live alone. It WOULD be nice…but having a roommate would allow me to get a much bigger place for less money. It’s hard to figure it all out. I just have to realize that I’m never going to have it as good as I do now with Jackie and Bella. Well, I already knew that. Even as I write this, I feel like I’m talking about someone else who’s moving to New York. Half the time I’m crying about leaving everyone, and the other half of the time I’m thinking about how awesome it is that my company would promote me right after they laid off 10 other people. New York City is an amazing place, the last time I was there I couldn’t help but picture what it would be like to live there. But, that was a year ago. Now, with that picture about to become my reality, it’s hard not to think of everything I’m giving up for this. I hope I made the right decision.

If I didn’t talk to you in person or on the phone or over email and this is how you found out I was moving, I’m sorry you had to find out this way. I’ve been so crazy and overwhelmed this week, believe me when I say I didn’t mean to leave you out. Email me and I’ll make it up to you!