Around Here: Last Days in NJ


We’ll be on the road to Michigan in less than a week. Our moving boxes are scheduled to arrive on Friday, we’ll fill them up over the weekend, and meet them out there next week.

This is stressful. Everyone has opinions. While I appreciate that everyone (mom) is looking out for my best interest, I’ve got this under control and everyone needs to chill. A relaxed and even-tempered me is the best functioning me and I need to be rolling on all cylinders this week for this to get done the way it should be.

It still all seems very surreal. Moving halfway across the country and starting anew in so many ways. Our five year plan actually worked — how cool is that? That’s what believing in yourself will do — lead you to new and even cooler opportunities than you’ve imagined.

Next week we’ll be living in an incredible home and both J and I will be working on our respective careers and continuing to make each other better people with each passing day.

Here are a few photos from around here:








I’ll be posting about twice a week for the rest of the summer/until I get settled in MI. I’m so excited to get everything set up and get back to creating and writing and chatting with all you wonderful people. Happy July!

  • Good luck with the move! It can be so daunting – and I’ve only ever moved in and out of dorm rooms, so I can only imaging how it amps up when you’re looking at moving an entire home across the country. You can do it!

  • Laura Kaplan

    I’m so excited for you! East Lansing is a great city – spent lots of time there between earning my master’s there and advising my sorority there. Good luck – surely you and J know best how YOU should do this.

  • I can not wait to see your move and all your house decorating that you will do! Good luck on the move and have FUN in the process.

    [finally playing blog reading catch up after the 2 week school holidays, missed so much].

  • Ah! Moving! It’s here! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to hear all about it :)

    And unrelated but necessary: I love your phone case <3

  • Llynx

    Good luck on your move. You are a very impressive young lady. :)

  • CampfireKam

    I love seeing your behind-the-scenes photos. They inspire me to get messy and start creating.

    Text me if you need to rant. Moving within a state is hellish so I can’t imagine what moving states away feels like. Thank you for the reminder to keep believing in 5-year plans and that big changes like this are necessary/scary/brave/awesome.

  • Kelly Jean

    Hope you have a great and smooth move! It’ll be stressful but YOU CAN DO IT! Can’t wait to see what your new place looks like.