Posts Tagged "California"


So I live in California. {I know. I know. You know. And you are frustrated with how long it is taking for me to come to the realization.} You probably know this too but I’m going to say it anyway. There are a lot of cool things to do in California. And about every day or so I hear myself saying, “I want to go there. I want to do that. I want to see that.” So I decided it was time to start what I’m calling...

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The Surreal Life

The Surreal Life


Posted By on Sep 5, 2011 in The Life I Live | 18 comments

I said my last goodbye and pulled out of Nashville eight days ago. And it still hasn’t hit me that this isn’t some supped up vacation. I have been in Orange County since Wednesday, but haven’t even begun to get settled. {I know what you are thinking. I should be settled by now. I’ve had days. And you’ve seen my twitter stream and are well aware that I have been running around Southern California footloose...

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The Moving Edition Tomorrow morning I get on an American Airlines flight and head to Orange County to begin my new adventure. I am thankful that I will be greeted by a few familiar faces, that I have found a lovely place to lay my head {once my bed and all my stuff make their way}, and that I have a job that is sure to keep me quite busy. Here is a quick list of things I have learned as I work my way through this transition: 1. I am...

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The movers got here this morning and my stuff is being loaded on a truck to make its way to California. It all feels surreal. The last meals at all my favorite Nashville haunts, the lingering goodbyes, and the talk of a new job, a new life, in a faraway land. Surreal. As I try to make sense of it all, I keep thinking about the strange things that Californians say and wonder if someday soon these words and phrases will slip out of my...

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To say I was raised among avid travelers is an understatement. Everyone in my family was born with a major case of wanderlust and a passport in hand. As a case in point, my nieces (the youngest of which is two) are about to make their second international trip. (I know, my sister, brother-in-law, and his parents are very, very brave souls.) So as an “avid traveler” and our official planner, my father begins investigating...

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