It has been almost exactly one year since my big move from New York to Oregon. I can’t believe how much work the whole process was, but I know that it helped me to break it down into bite-sized chunks – otherwise I don’t know how I would have gotten everything done without getting overwhelmed.
I thought perhaps that after all the big decisions had been made to relocate to the opposite coast that the hardest part was over. I was wrong. There were a million tiny decisions left to make and as someone who struggles with decision-making it was a lot of work.
Here are 5 tips to help you manage your way through this process.
It’s been over a year since Anna and I returned from our vacation in Puerto Rico and I still want to go back.
We first considered Puerto Rico as a destination because flights were inexpensive and we knew that in April we’d be ready to leave the cold weather behind. A few quick google searches later and we had a growing list of things that we wanted to do and a hankering for some piña coladas. Continue reading
We spent a few days in DC so that Adam could sing for a friend’s wedding. Having both been to DC before, we skipped most of things we’d already seen as first time tourists and mostly just walked around and ate a lot.
Where we stayed: The District Hotel
This was a great bargain for sure and was thoughtfully paid for by the bride and groom, but I wouldn’t stay here again for sure. It was old, but adequate and had some of the worst (yet quite hilarious) Yelp reviews I’ve ever seen. I was actually a bit disappointed when the hotel clerk was merely disinterested and preoccupied rather than downright rude like I’d been expecting based on the reviews. Continue reading
I’ve just returned from a short trip with my step-son Ethan to one of my favorite towns – Ithaca, NY. I’m lucky that it takes me less than an hour to get there, so I try to frequent as often as possible.
Of course, in the summer there are any number of reasons to visit Ithaca, but the winter weather can be unpredictable and it most definitely was this weekend. Continue reading