I assume anyone reading this blog knows about the upcoming BIG changes in my life but just in case let me give you a brief synopsis ….
On December 31st I am getting married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s Office. I will enter calendar year 2015 with a new last name.
Along with becoming a wife I will also become a “step-mom” to one of the cutest, smartest and polite girls I have ever been around. Wow! That is the first time I have referred to myself using that term “step-mom” verbally or in writing.
On January 19th a moving company will arrive at my apartment in Wichita Kansas to pack and ship my remaining “household goods” that I have not given away or sold. Approximately one week later (the exact date is yet to be determined) I will officially move 1,632 miles from my hometown in Manter Kansas and a gazillion miles from my grandparents, mother, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephew, and cousins to New York City.
I do not think I need to start elaborating on how big of a change New York City will be from Southwest Kansas.
What will I be doing in New York? The agency I work for and my job title will not change. Yay for no change! YEAH RIGHT!!! While my job title is the same, I will have a new boss, a new set of administrative procedures, a new set of new coworkers, and a new portfolio of institutions with products and services I am not familiar with. I am really putting to test the claim on that I “thrive on challenge”.
Did I mention I am a new homeowner? My fiancé and I purchased our first home. We will merge the stuff from his life and my life into our new 700 sf condo.
“… and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
– Anais Nin