I’m Moving to New York, You Guys

IMG_0812.JPGIf you follow me on twitter, you may know this already: I’m joining the ranks of other esteemed Mississippi ex-pats and striking out for new adventures, namely New York City.

How did this come about you ask? Well, it’s been a long time coming and I won’t go into the entire back story. The important bit to know is M is all finished up with her (third, but career-changing) degree and we will need to relocate to find work for both of us. As much as we love the south, we would like to experience other areas of this great nation before it completely falls apart. Both the east and west coasts were considered and in the end we choose bitter, cold winters over earth quakes.

So, I start my new job on October 20th and there’s so much to do between now and then. Like packing up my entire household and finding a place to live. It’s amazing how much stuff you can accumulate over the years and it feels good to get rid of it by pushing it off on neighbors and friends.

We’re excited and sad. We’re excited about starting this new chapter in our lives. We’re sad because we’ll be so far from our friends and family. We’ve lived in Mississippi our entire lives (all 21 years!) and I will miss fried okra a lot.

Y’all come and visit us.

11 thoughts on “I’m Moving to New York, You Guys

  1. I have a list of about a trillion restaurants you must eat at in the apple. I apologize for the cost and the weight in advance. Best wishes and good luck!


  2. I had no idea! Man I’m going to miss you guys. So many good people in New York now. We’ll have to take a road trip.

  3. @jbp

    I will keep that in mind, but I don’t think it can compete with Starkville Cafe or my grandmother.

  4. You guys better keep in touch, or else I’m telling your momma! Do some street rapping for me. “Soap on a rope…”

  5. I had heard a rumor….awesome…you guys will love it! (as you know having visited before)

    Oh yeah, happy b-day!

  6. Good luck homeboy. Good luck to the both of you. You two will have the Mississippi Picnic in Central Park to look forward to every year. I was gonna tell you that if the direction was west, you have a sure fire lifeline in the Bay Area. Consider it a standing offer.

    Anyway, don’t be a stranger. I’m hoping we’ll still be able to keep up with your adventures via Karyhead.

  7. I can’t help but believe that me and the other Hobbits pushed you into what you are today by brining you out of your shell.

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