Monday, June 11, 2012

Virginia is for Lovers

It's finally time to announce my big news, I'm moving to Virginia! 

I've been a little MIA the past few weeks and this is why, I will be leaving Columbia in one week from today and venturing north to Richmond, VA which I'll now call home. And what makes me even more excited is that I won't be doing it alone, Mr. Charming is coming along for the ride! I am looking forward to beginning work at the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) in the Office of Alumni and Career Services in two weeks and joining a wonderful staff. 

It's definitely been a whirlwind so far. I found out about UR the same day MC got an interview, he interviewed the next day, got an offer the day after that, and then the day after that (still with me?) we left for the cruise. After we got back from cruising we went to Richmond to house hunt and found a great apartment, the last of about 11 that we looked at. Typical.

After being at least six hours, if not more, from home for the past seven years I'm looking forward to being closer to my parents who are about two hours from Richmond. I'm excited that there's a Wawa within two minutes of our house AND that there's a Cookout about five minutes away. I nearly screamed in the car when I spotted it last week! We've already looked into season passes for Kingsdominion (where I used to go every summer growing up) and I'm already secretly (but really openly) hoping that I'll run into Sherry and John from Young House Love

One thing you can be sure of is that I'll chronicle the adventure! From packing, to traveling, setting up and exploring a new city. I already have a ton of projects for updating furniture and making things for the apartment and a growing to-do list of things to see, check out, and places to eat at (naturally). 

Don't know a lot about Richmond? I found this great list of reasons to visit Richmond which makes me even more excited, and for my friends hopefully this will persuade you to come visit me :)

As many times as I've driven through Richmond I've never actually spent time there so if you have any tips, places you love, or even things to avoid let me know. We're really looking forward to this next chapter in our lives and a new adventure together. Here's to being a big girl now!


Charlotte said...

Congrats on your new job and the big move!!! That's so exciting! Welcome to the real world :)

Tiffany said...

ummm I also love Young House Love! If you meet them, you MUST snap photos! Congrats on the new gig!

Anna said...

Don't you even worry!! My personal mission would be to have them come help me decorate my new apartment haha