Now that I’ve officially given notice at work, I can finally share my big news with the rest of the world: in three weeks I’m moving to New Orleans!
Why am I moving? (That’s the question I’ve been asked at least a hundred times in the past few weeks.) Well, my boyfriend lives down there. We’ve been doing the long-distance thing for almost a year now. Things have been great, but the distance SUCKS (obviously), and I’m tired of it. I’ve known for a while that I would be moving down there, but I couldn’t really say anything about it because I didn’t want my job to find out before I was ready.
That’s why I haven’t been posting on the blog lately. In February I moved in with my mom, to spend time with her before I go, and I haven’t cooked a thing since I got there! My dieting hasn’t been going too good either, because I’ve been doing a lot of “going away” dinners and happy hours, eating and drinking at all my favorite places “for the last time.” But I’m still going to the gym every morning, so at least I haven’t gained any weight. I figure once I get down to New Orleans I can resume the pursuit of my eternal goal of losing 10 pounds.
I’m pretty excited about moving. Aside from getting to spend tons of time with my boyfriend, as a jaded New Yorker I’m really looking forward to moving somewhere where life moves a little bit slower and people are a little bit nicer. Every time I’ve been to New Orleans I’ve really loved the city, so hopefully that feeling will continue to grow once I’m down there.
There probably won’t be any recipe posts for awhile, at least not until I settle in a bit in New Orleans. But I do plan on starting back up in the future. My boyfriend is an AMAZING cook, and he has a lot of experience making healthy, gluten-free meals. (Sigh, we’re so perfect for each other. Lol.) So I definitely foresee a lot of healthy recipes to come.
So yeah, that’s what’s going on. My last day at work is May 7, and on May 13 I’ll be driving a rented minivan packed with my stuff down to New Orleans. Stay tuned to see how things go!