Currently sitting in a half-packed apartment about to make my second out-of-state move, and my first across-the-country move.

I'm no stranger to moving, it seems.

You should also know that I grew up in Michigan and have the completely biased opinion that it's the best place to have a childhood. Lakes and rivers and trails and beaches and all the goodness of being on a vacation all wrapped up tightly into everyday life.

Most of the time.

It took me a long time to graduate college, but I'm not mad about that. I got to meet wonderful people, experience the love/hate relationship of working in a restaurant, and met the love of my life. You can read a little more about it here.

In 2012, I picked up my stuff and moved to the Pittsburgh area to finally live with my man after nearly 3 years of long distance dating. That was a great growing experience, but I do not want to ever experience that again. 

I do still have a number of long distance relationships though, including my family, my husband's family, and my friends back in MI. Long distance sucks, but the best of friends are more than worth it.

While living in Pittsburgh, we did some really cool stuff. Including the fact that I played improv with the best people in the city. No, seriously, these people are the actual best in the city of Pittsburgh.

And now he and I are off on a new adventure to explore the state of Colorado. Moving out West has been a secret dream of mine for a while now and to have the ability to do it and make it work it exhilarating! And terrifying. There's a range of emotions.

I started this blog back in 2010 before blogging was "cool". I intended on sharing my restaurant stories, and while they're still sitting in my drafts for now, I'd like to share them again with you. After a while I learned how to write better and started taking the blogging "game" more seriously... until I realized I liked to write for fun and found writing reviews more tiring than fun. 

So here we are. Start number 239801238 for this blog. Because apparently I think that moving across the country is a big deal and should document it.