If you've been around for a few months, you know I'm dating a wonderful man who lives all the way in Michigan. I'm out here in California missing him on the daily! Those of you who have done long distance know what I'm talking about here.
I'm MOVING! I'll be moving to Michigan in May to end the distance and finally get to see my handsome guy every day. Pinch me! We've been praying about this move for a while, and I feel like God is telling me to "go", so I'm beyond excited to see what He's going to do in our lives. Right now McCann (my boyfriend-- have I ever told you his name on the blog?! We know, our names are very similar…how funny, right?!) has a great job and since I can run my design business from any city, continue my blog and work for Lulu & Georgia from my computer, we decided it was best for me to make the 2,200 mile journey across the country.
I'll be leaving the sunny, beautiful state of California, leaving my sweet family and precious pup, and for that I am sad. Really sad. But I'm also excited and hopeful for new adventures in a new state, with a wonderful guy, a best friend who lives there (thank God!), and hopefully lots of fun memories. And one day I'll drag my handsome beau back home to California…at least that's my plan. Because, really, who doesn't want to live here?! ;) My heart is bursting at the seams at the thought of seeing McCann on a daily basis. I mean, what a luxury!
Needless to say, the next few weeks are going to be crazy for me as I prepare to pack up and move across the country. Out of all the moves I've made, this is the farthest and most nerve-wracking. I will be packing up all my clothes, some decor and kitchen stuff from my old college places, and be completely starting from scratch once I'm in Michigan (as far as furniture goes). I just finalized the lease on my very own apartment and can't wait to show you the design ideas I have with you here on my blog. So many new projects and decorating ideas are on the horizon. You can bet this beautiful watercolor painting by my sweet friend Shay will be hanging in my apartment. I want this to be the heart of my home.
I feel like this blog and so many readers have been on a journey with me since I was a sophomore in college, and I'm so excited to share this next chapter with you. I will be soaking up my last few weeks in California before the big day. A new adventure awaits. The Lord has prepared and placed a new season in my life, which surely will come with ups and downs. If you're the praying type, I could definitely use some prayers over the next month. I'm a mama's girl, so ending the long distance with my boyfriend means starting long distance with my mom (and dad!) Even typing it makes me tear up. I know God has both of our greater goods in mind and He alone is faithful. God is good and I feel so blessed.
What does this mean for my blog and business? It means I'm now starting to take design clients in West Michigan! I'm excited to bring a little California flair and knowledge of interiors to Grand Rapids and beyond. Of course, I'm also continuing to offer my virtual design services. As for my blog, stay tuned for lots of projects and apartment updates. I can't wait to show you the game plan for my new bedroom next week!
Thank you for your encouragement on my little adventure! I'm so thankful for each of you.