I believe I've mentioned that there is one Chick-fil-A in New York. It's located in a dining hall at NYU. At first I was told that I might could sneak in somehow...but recently I heard that that particular building does not check IDs. So as long as I walk in confidently, I shouldn't be questioned.

While this is a plus (and hopefully I'll have success getting in), I still worry about the lack of Chick-fil-As in my area. But now I have a new ambition...to figure out the recipe and make it myself. I think I can do it. And the first step has already been taken...Colby bought me a little fryer for Christmas!! So now I can maybe make my own Chick-fil-A chicken and hey, if not, who doesn't love frying stuff?


Officially in freak out mode.

I got a call from a LASIK/cataract center in NYC saying they've received my resume and they would like to set up an interview. Holy crap! It's not like I thought that wouldn't happen, but still...it's happened and now I feel crazy.

So January 8 at 1:00 will help determine a lot of things. I need this interview so I can get an idea of what kind of salary I'll be getting in New York. I need to know what kind of salary I'll be getting so that I can know how much money we can spend on an apartment. I need to know how much money we can spend on an apartment so that we can find an apartment. We need to find an apartment so that we can move already!

I don't mean to sound like I'm ready to move and don't care about what I'm leaving behind (because, believe me, it's very bittersweet). I just hate the preparation and having to deal with the unknown. I'm just ready to have it done and over with so that we can move forward.

January 8. 1:00

Please give me a job.


Resume done!

I was stressing about having to do a resume because I really hate trying to remember when I worked where. And I was dreading trying to list everything I do at my current job (which is a lot). But then I got on my computer and voila! I found a resume I'd saved on here after I graduated. All I had to do was update it. And on top of that, I remembered that I'd actually already made a list of my work talents in an email I sent to the office so I just copied and pasted. Yessss. Resume? Done.

So now that my grandparents know about the move, now that JP and I have definitive plans to look for an apartment, now that I'm actually talking to an office there about a job...it's really hitting me. Every day I think about the things I'm going to miss. So...here's a list of a few of them.

1. My family. Duh. In 24 years, I've never lived more than a couple of hours from any of my immediate family. And for 20 of those years, I've lived with them. We're all so close and, truth be told, I'm terrified of not having them to run to. I really am. That's not to say that I don't think I can do it, because I know I can, but it will definitely be the biggest adjustment and it will be accompanied with lots of tears. And Bruno will also be missed. He loves me so completely and unconditionally. And he lets me dress him up.

2. My friends. I am a people person. I like to be liked. I love hanging out with groups of people and having fun with them. I like having friends who I can tell anything to and know I won't be judged. I like having friends who only want the best for me. It will be sad not to be able to call up Lisa, Doug, and Niccole and plan a weekend in the mountains together. It will be sad not to be here for Amy's kid. It will be sad not to be able to call Becky up for drinks. It will be sad not to try and see my FPD friends every few months (haha). I have to start all over!

3. Colby. I've never felt closer to another female. She is truly my twin, inside and out. I love that we can talk about anything that comes to mind, no matter how stupid. I love that we tend to like/dislike the same people. I love that she still likes to act like a kid with me. I don't know what I'm going to do without her.

4. Chick-fil-A. Yes, this list is in a specific order. I could eat there multiple times a day (and have) and for several days in a row (and have). There is only one Chick-fil-A in New York, located in the dining hall of NYU so I'm not even allowed in. Will I attempt to sneak in? Of course. There are also locations in New Jersey. Will JP and I take a bus into Jersey at least once a month? Of course.

5. My accent. As much as I say I won't let it happen, I have to face the facts. I tend to talk and pick up the mannerisms of people around me. I think I'll be able to keep a trace of it, but I'm pretty sure I won't be able to keep it up completely. I am very saddened by this, and not looking forward to the speech lessons my mother will undoubtedly give me over the phone.

6. Theatre. I have really enjoyed my time on the stage. I have now had experience as a main role, as well as being in the chorus and honestly I don't like one more than the other. They are both so fun-I just love being on stage and singing. But I have no desire to do it profesionally. So I'll miss doing it in the community.

7. Snow days. Every winter I live in hope of snow because it means I won't have to go into work. I doubt that will matter in New York...

I'll post updates of more things I'll miss as I think of them.


A job, perhaps?

A couple of weeks ago, I was given the email address of an optometrist in NYC. I emailed her, told her who I was (she'd been warned I'd be contacting her), and explained everything I do at my current job. That was a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. Yesterday at lunch, I told JP that I needed to start looking at jobs online again. I'd pretty much given up on hearing from the NYC doctor.

Then yesterday afternoon I got an email! She said she thinks they can probably find something for me, then gave me the name and number of the office manager. Well of course, I called HER as soon as I could. So the manager asked me when I'll be in New York (Jan 8-12), when I plan to move (we're targeting February, but if I get a job before then we're willing to reconsider), and then she asked me to send her my resume and she'll give me a call back. I looked up the name of the place in the email and it's basically a LASIK/cataract center...which is what I know best!

Oh my gosh. I might have a job in New York City. This is real.


Moving to NYC!

I haven't blogged in a long time, but I'd like to start back. Some people scoff at bloggers who only write about their daily lives. But in light of the huge life changes that are about to happen, I want to talk about it.

I will soon be moving to New York. I've lived in middle Georgia for 24 years. Born and raised. I have only traveled further from the surrounding states once. It was to New York on a school trip, so I was very limited in what I got to see and do. And now I've met and fallen in love with a wonderful man whose plan has always been to live in NYC so that he can audition on Broadway. And he's good enough to make it. And I've always wanted to live in New York. And I can't let him move up there and leave me here. So off to New York we go!

My family has been great. They have those concerns you'd expect any parent to be concerned about. But they're happy for me and 100% supportive. My grandparents aren't quite 100%, but ultimately, they want me to be happy too I think.

We've just picked dates in January to fly up there and look at apartments. We'd like to live in Astoria in Queens. It's cheaper than Manhattan and you get more square footage. We'll see when we get up there!