Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I'm legitimately down to counting hours right now. Next Thursday, Jake and I will board a plane to Las Vegas for the Electronic Daisy Carnival for 5 days. From Vegas, we'll jump on a plane and, after bouncing to around, will land in Joplin, MI and continue our journey by car to Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Working on a tutu for EDC!
I'm actually getting really excited. Last week it was a little rough, I was finishing work, had to say good bye to the kids and kind of come to terms with leaving. See, for someone who moves a lot, I am so horrible at good byes. I rather like high five you and say "see ya!" then give you a meaningful hug and tear up. When I left Oregon and my entire family (okay entire family of 4 but still!) I refused to cry. I remember walking away, down the ramp to my terminal, counting my steps, my breath, anything to think about the people who were watching my back. They all wrote me letters before I left. Those letters sat in my purse, staring up at me during the flight. I didn't cry, but I also didn't read those letter till about a week later when I was alone at my new apartment, in a new city, living with a guy I had never lived with before. Then I let myself cry.

But now the sad is over. We have exactly 9 days until we move. So 8 days until we pack (or I guess I should say a company packs us...I just get to sit around and direct people...and yes, it's as amazing as it sounds!), and 7 days till my absolute last day of work at Annex Dance Academy. 

Jake and I found out last night that we got our first pick for houses for Fayetteville. We'll be living in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with an additional loft dwelling. It's 1,600 square feet with a balcony and washer/dryer unit. It's a little older, as in appliances and such, but I love the space and the lay out. I'm excited to have a spare room, that means NO EXCUSES for visits! It's supposedly really close to downtown, which I've seen pictures of and it's adorable. It's going to be cheaper to live there, which is another thing I'm looking forward to.

So for the next 9 days, I'm applying for jobs, working on my EDC costumes, organizing our apartment into piles, checking things off lists and day dreaming about Fayetteville. 

Oh and another bonus, we know some people there! What could be better?!

Trying on the snorkel I got Jake for one of his EDC costumes!
But for now, I'm going to listen to the entire discography of The Postal Service to get ready for their concert tonight!


  1. OMG you are going to have the best time! I've seen bits and pieces of your costumes and can't wait to see the final product!

  2. ummmm, I believe that would be Joplin MO, Joplin MI -should it exist- is a bit farther North than you'll want to be.
    Just thought I'd mention it, no biggie..........................:)