i was trying to think of some way to make this little announcement creative and interesting and wonderful. then i realized that was just my pompous self-involvement, and that no one will probably care as much as BoyCat and i do about this, so get over myself already and get out with it.
BoyCat and i are moving to Washington DC.
ahhhh! hooray! whoa. holy shit. but yay! ahhhh. ah.
it's probably no surprise that we've been mulling over whether or not to relocate from chicago for some time now. our lease is up in a few months, and thus we needed to make a decision sooner or later. a variety of destinations were kicked around with varying degrees of enthusiasm (new york city? hmmmmm, interesting. minneapolis? eh.), but we finally settled on DC as the place that makes the most sense for both of us. and as much as i do enjoy chicago, we could really use a change of pace and a change of venue right now. for the reasons discussed in the previous posts and then some, BoyCat and i should both benefit from the feeling of "fresh start" that a 700 mile move is bound to bring.
now, i have no illusions that moving in and of itself is going to do the trick. "wherever you go, there you are," right? but as long as we're mindful of that - the fact that DC is not going to magically cure our problems or confusions - i think it'll be a good paralell for all the other changes that we want to make.
we don't have a set moving date, but it'll be no later than the last week in september that we say goodbye windy city, hello inside-the-beltway. so, over the next few months i'll be freaking out about various things to various degrees, and i'm sure i'll be blathering to you all about it. getting jobs? getting an apartment? where should we live, anyway? and should we do movers, or uhaul? and where do you get kitty tranqs? and what about the vacation flights we've already booked? and how do you disassemble an ikea bed and live to tell the tale?
so many questions that, regardless of how my irrational anxiety and anal-retentive nature threaten to overwhelm them, i am really excited to answer.