Tuesday, August 26, 2014

California Here we Come


Sourabh and I are moving....

... to Orange County, CA! Thank you, Phantom Planet, for writing a song that so perfectly encapsulates my move.

This might seem like it comes out of nowhere, but for a while now, California has been in the works for Sourabh and me.  I've missed the West Coast and Sourabh has an awesome firm he'll be working at when he graduates. NYC doesn't have the kind of work Sourabh wants to do as a lawyer and I've honestly grown to dislike the city. I need wide open spaces (<--- yes that's a link to the Dixie Chicks song on YouTube). I miss mountains and hiking and being able to get away from everything in a short drive.

Also, I think we're more attractive in California. Honestly that's why we're leaving.

So when I found a position at a firm that seemed like the perfect fit for what I want in my career, it was too good to pass up. The timing is sooner than expected, but it's just one fewer Thanksgiving I spend away from my family! (I have only been home for two of the past eight Thanksgivings. Sad face.)

Orange County!

Of course, it's not all sunkissed beaches and Insta-filtered happiness.

Changing up my entire life is freaking me out a bit. But I know this is the right direction for both of us, and I am so excited it's happening. And thankfully, I already have a buddy out there in SoCal, forging the NYC/NJ-turned-Californian trail for me!

I hope to blog more with all kinds of Californian adventures, but in the mean time, thanks for hanging out here, and to all the amazing people I have met in NYC ... you have turned a place that I don't always like very much into a city that I will always reflect fondly upon. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I might not miss the city very much but I will certainly miss the people!


  1. You know I totally don't get how you can not love THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD, but I understand not being happy where you are and making a change, which is what I did 6 years ago myself. I will miss you a lot, but CA is just a (long) flight away <3

  2. Congrats! We should get together before you leave.

  3. Woohoo! It's on the internetz so it's official and I can tweet you about it! Haha. Remember, we're in this together and you'll never be alone...even though it may feel like it sometimes. Can't wait to see you!