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02 August 2011 @ 12:17 am
And So it Begins....  
It's official! I gave my notice today and am leaving for CA and the love of my life on Sunday, 8/14.

I can't wait! My past, present, and future are finally meshing well and I'm ready to start a new life.

Am I a little anxious? Yes. Am I waaaaaay excited? Hell, yes! Am I a little sad? Yes. Am I so very happy that I'll have family and friends on both coasts now? YES!

So, those of you wondering what the Hell is going on with me, here's your update:

I'm head over heels for a beautiful, amazing woman and we've decided that our little family doesn't need to be bi-coastal anymore.

I have procured a new career position at a wonderful academic institution and will start there at the end of the month.

In the meantime, I have given notice at my current position, I have packed and sorted and downsized, and I am ready to hop in my car--with said girlfriend--and we'll be off for home on 8/14.

I'll try to update you a little more recently from now on, okay?


My State of Mind: excitedexcited
dhamphir: dhamphir valentinedhamphir on August 2nd, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
WOO HOO!! That is so awesome!! You're off to start your new life in CA and I can't wait to get all my affairs in order (which includes getting my house on the market and sold) and move to your soon-to-be former neck of the woods. *lol* Ah, the things we do for love. *G*
seftiri: DiNovia Lime and Cobaltseftiri on August 8th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Well, may I be the first to welcome you to my soon-to-be-former neck o' the woods! :)

I hope you like humidity; we have plenty to spare. Ugh.

But I also wish you happiness and a quick and smooth transition for you. :)
Xamanthe: Otalia_Hugxamanthe on August 2nd, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations! Live Long and Prosper!
seftiri: Otalia Family at Churchseftiri on August 8th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Many thanks! May you live long and prosper, too!
Ariestessariestess on August 2nd, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
Congrats! Here's to an easy move for you!
seftiri: Jeri Chalseftiri on August 8th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
So far, so good. I'm ahead of schedule on packing and planning. I am, after all, a checky-box lovin' Chaos Manager. Now, if only I had Hermione's beaded bag and had mastered ACCIO, then I'd be unstoppable. ;)
Ariestessariestess on August 8th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yay for being ahead of schedule!
shayshaych_03 on August 2nd, 2011 07:58 am (UTC)
hey groovie. it'll be fun to have you out my way :)
seftiri: Abby Scienceseftiri on August 8th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm looking forward to it. :)
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seftiri: Luna Lovegoodseftiri on August 8th, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad to have contributed to a happy feeling. I also love love and cannot imagine my life without it. :)
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seftiri: Cat Cora Chopsticksseftiri on August 8th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
One of our routes would have but we changed it due to time considerations farther on from there. Which is sad, since I've never been to Denver! :(

I'm going to have my digital camera powered up and ready to take pics along the route for my nieces and nephews. Perhaps I should share some with my faithful LJ friends too!

ladyvictory on August 2nd, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
Congrats hun!
seftiri: Natalia Rivera Cuckooseftiri on August 8th, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
Eeva: mit || marin's yaylysachan on August 2nd, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
That's terrific, good luck with the trip and everything! ♥
seftiri: Paget Queenseftiri on August 8th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! We shall have a blast; I know it. :)

PS: I always think of you when I use this icon, so I thought I'd use it in reply to you and meta the heck out of the experience. ;)
cabensoncabenson on August 2nd, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
New job, together with your love, and Casey Novak back on SVU? Congrats!!
seftiri: Casey Kicks Assseftiri on August 8th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
I know, right??? Plus Jeri Ryan on Warehouse 13 and Body of Proof.... It's kinda perfect around here... Well, minus the humidity in these parts.... O_o
dardar04 on August 3rd, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
I love hearing about people's happy times. I really hope this is a great turning point in your life. I have been reviewing your journal entries and see that you were upset with CC and Venice "occurances". I can understand that your were put off by that given your personal experiences. But as someone who still wishes that you would complete Hide Beside Me I also noticed that you did write "For those of you who will no doubt respond with well-crafted pleas for me to finish Hide Beside Me, I'm not saying I will never finish it. But I haven't been able to get back into it since the fandom crashed and burned over the release of Venice and the tweeting foibles of CC. I just cannot reconcile the character of Olivia in my head with what happened in real life. I apologize. Hope is not fully dead, though. Just remember that."
So is it still out of the question to get back to this wonderful FF? Just curious?

seftiri: Zabby Ruachseftiri on August 8th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
Re: Congrats
First, I'm a little confused. You say you understand my feelings re: Venice/etc. because of my "personal experiences"...except I don't know what you're referring to here. I'm put off by Venice because it is badly written and I am put off by CC's tweeting because I hold her to a higher standard because she is a mother of children under 10. Did I give the impression the reasons were otherwise?

As for HBM: hope is never fully dead. However, as I am transitioning 2800 miles away and beginning a new life with a new career and a new family, my writing in general might be restricted for a while, not to mention fanfic writing. I have learned never to say never, though, and there is always a chance I will finish it. Natalia's story should be told--because HBM is truly about Natalia rediscovering herself and her strength.

I wouldn't expect anything soon, though. I have so many better things to do right now.

Thank you for your kind words and for the good wishes. Both are appreciated.