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10 June 2010 @ 08:15 pm
On August 1st, I will be moving to Seattle.


More details to come, but dealing with this decision is part of the reason why it has been quiet here of late - I don't want to post until I'm sure of what I'm posting. But Matt and I have been doing the whole long-distance dating thing for two years now, so we decided it's time for us to be in the same city. After much talking and angsting and weighing the pros and cons (I made a list; this is me, of course I made a list!), we settled on Seattle. I do have a great job here in Spokane, and a great group of friends, but Matt's family all live in Seattle, there are more teaching opportunities, and it's in a more direct line to my family. Plus, looking at things in the long-term big picture... while we might have chosen Spokane and lived here for a few years, we'd have been drawn towards Seattle after a few years if only for the awesome that is Matt's family.

I'm going to miss Spokane, I won't deny it. Moving up here might not have been a brilliantly thought through plan on my part, but I've had a great four years here, and I really do like this city. I like looking out over the valley and seeing trees all along the hills. I like seeing snow on the mountains in the distance. I like driving to work without ever needing to get on a freeway. I like having four different seasons. I like the snow even though I hate driving in it. I like the thunderstorms that roll through in the summer and the first warm spring day that has windows being opened and tank tops being dug out of storage. I like driving through Green Bluff at harvest time and seeing the combines out in the fields. I like the mishmash of old houses in the neighborhood around GU. I like walking along the river with friends in the evening of a hot summer day. Say what you will, Seattlites, but Spokane is not without merit.

I am excited about Seattle, though, as much as I'll miss Spokane. Even though Seattle's streets are teeny tiny narrow (gah, and I drive a Jeep, which is not teeny tiny narrow), and even though it's built on hills (and I drive a MANUAL), and even though the houses are all built inches away from each other! All that aside though, Matt's family and their revolving crowd of friends are great people, and I'm looking forward to being able to spend more time with them. I already know more people in Seattle than I did in Spokane when I moved up here!

So yes, more details as they solidify and such, but the general announcement remains. Seattle!

Beloved Porcupinegamerchick on June 11th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
Bethgirlscoutchick on June 11th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Pacificaautumnwinds on June 12th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Bethgirlscoutchick on June 12th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
I know, I know, but you guys moved away, so I'm late for all the fun. :(
Taratara_f_ on June 18th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
Yay! A Beth and a Matt!
Bethgirlscoutchick on June 18th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
Hee, pretty much. :D He's awfully cute, what can I say?
Eunice Pendergastperiaeria on June 20th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)