My little New Yorker – yes, Kris was born in New York, and he can’t wait to move back!
If you follow me on Twitter – this is old news, but now I can finally shout it out here: We are moving to New York!!!
I have been wanting to write about this and tell you all about our exciting news, but I was afraid my husband getting dooced. But yesterday dear hubby finally told his soon-to-be-ex-boss he is quitting in a few weeks, and I can shout it out now: we’re moving to New York.
First I have to say, we love Colorado. It has been an amazing experience to live at the Rocky Mountains. We literally lived on the side of a mountain and me and hubby were ski bums this past winter. Really, we worked at the ski area part time to get free ski passes.
While we wouldn’t mind staying here, we crave for new adventures. It feels great to say I’ve been a ski bum in Colorado, but let’s face it, I don’t really want to be a ski bum for life. I want to experience other things too.
We used to live upstate New York, and absolutely loved it. We moved away from New York in 2004 and have lived in Ohio, Tennessee and Colorado after that. We’ve seen a lot, travelled a lot but never really forgotten New York, and always felt we wanted to go back. Now we are moving to the North side of the city, in the beautiful Hudson river valley. It would be such a culture shock to move to the city from the mountains, but I think we’ll enjoy the closeness of city, without actually having to live in the city.
I’m so proud of Matt, he got an amazing new job. We have been moving around a lot while he has been building his resume and it all has been worth it. Matt still will be flying helicopters, but now he will be even in a higher management position than what he had here. Now I have started dreaming of an outside home job as well. Our youngest one will start school this fall, we’ll be close to the city… who knows, I might look into career opportunities in the city after a while. Either way, I’m so excited to meet all my online friends face-to-face, and living close to them. Also, my best girl friend lives in New York, I can’t wait to spend more time with her!
The whole family is so excited to move, but the catch is… we still need to drive there! Matt will have to do some training in Dallas and visit some other bases on the way, and we’ll take our time. A lot of time. We’ll be on the road with three children for total of 5 weeks or so.
I did that fancy map with Mapquest, and according to them, we will be driving 2637 miles to get from Colorado to New York. (for my Finnish readers: that’s 4244 kilometers, like driving from Turku to Ivalo and back, and then doing it all again – yes, it’s almost four times the lenght of Finland)
Wow! That’s a lot of driving! Thankfully, we have some experience on road trips, and are well equipped. It is going to be a challenge to run a business just with laptop, and some of the products can not be shipped during our trip. Thankfully I have very good business partners and I am able to keep the store running during this time. And I will take all you with me – I’ll be blogging and sharing our crazy life with you. Isn’t it just funny that I wrote a tag line for my blog “from skiing in CO to shopping in NYC” last year? See, dreams come true, you just need to believe in them.