You guys know I am really good at teasing secrets. I am like the Gretchen Wiener’s in high-school that unlike her said, “I’ve got to tell you something…” then made you sweat it out and go almost stir crazy over it all through your Calculus class. Call me devious but trust me this is one secret I wanted to wait and share at the right time!
THE BIG NEWS: I’M MOVING TO…
I’ve spent 7 years in Dallas. I owe this city my college education, the start of my career and some of the best friends I will ever have throughout my life. I think about who I was when I got here – and if you told me that this was where I was going to end up, the career the friends, THIS BLOG, I would have laughed at you but then again nothing is really ever as you plan now is it? It’s been such a great story so far and I can’t tell you how blessed I feel.
I think even as I write this post, which I have tried to write all week, I can’t fully grasp that I am leaving. It still doesn’t seem real – I mean 7 years – that isn’t a drop in the bucket. But it’s time for a new adventure – Big-D (Dallas – for you out of towners) gets to take its crack at PRBrother now – all on his own. Of course I’ll be back for visits, but one that will include a friend’s couch or a hotel Not my amazing 1 bedroom apartment that I wish I could shrink ray and take with me to the Big Apple! Rather New York City will become my “apartment.” They say New Yorkers live in New York – not enclosed by walls but by rivers. I’m absolutely looking forward to that.
To my office – Thanks for shaping me, molding me and teaching me all the things that fuel my PR POV’s! I owe my love for this industry to my agency. I’m looking forward to continuing my career with this fabulous and growing agency in New York and seeing where it takes me – hopefully in places where many PR POV’s are flowing from my fingers.
To my city – There’s nothing I can say but thanks for the southern hospitality, teaching me that Mac & Cheese is a vegetable, Sweet Tea is always an option and showing me some KILLER big Texas sky sunsets. (For real – you can’t beat ‘em! It should be the 8th wonder of the world…)
And last but never least…
To my Bestie - You said you would kill me if I didn’t write a little something in this post to you! (spoken like a true friend!) But the truth is – I would have done it anyway. I’m getting teary writing it much like the tears we already shed in your apartment last week. You’re my sister, My “Bestie” and truly my partner in crime, man do we have stories we’re going to take to the grave! But that’s exactly how it should be – rich in stories! I will miss you tons and I am still holding out hope that we will live in NYC together like we always planned. So with that, after 6 years and 40+ weeks and to the time we don’t remember meeting, I can’t say this is goodbye, just see you later.
I mean like Rachel and Monica said – “It’s the end of an era.”
There will be more ABBA, sauvignon blanc, eye-rolls, delusional road trips, apartment dancing, unnecessary shopping, ‘total betch moves’ and of course stories to come… I’m sure of it.
Well for all the readers – I’ve got time, thank god I am not moving next week or else my still fully “NOT PACKED” apartment would give my shingles if that was the case. But trust me the journey starts tomorrow as I head to NYC and start my apartment search! I figured there are going to be way too many satirical moments that will be worth sharing – like the funny one about the closet/bathroom combo I feel like I am going to find.
Here goes nothing kids – wish me LUCK!
…and for a little music to walk out with… (C.S. this is mostly for our sing alongs! I’m sure we can master this one!)