For those of you who are visiting my blog for the first time, thanks for stopping by! I'm thrilled to finally be able to go public (read: on Facebook) with this news, but for obvious reasons I wasn't able to until now.
It's all getting very real.
Yesterday was eventful to say the least. Early in the workday, a colleague informed me that our bosses were in the process of restructuring the team. She thought it would be wise and considerate to inform them of my resignation sooner than later, so they could structure the team appropriately.
A bucket of nerves in my belly, I met with my boss and had the conversation I'd been anticipating for a long time. I let her know that I am quitting. My last day will be May 27th, and on June 16th I am Barcelona-bound!
Most of you have probably heard of my engagement, which happened last fall. The story, in short, goes like this:
Boy does an internship in Barcelona. Boy meets gorgeous Spaniard in a disco. Boy begins to date gorgeous Spaniard. Boy moves to Paris, and then back to the States. Boy loses touch with Spaniard. A year later, Spaniard contacts boy. Boy and Spaniard's romance is rekindled. Spaniard makes plans to come to America. Boy and Spaniard reunite in New York. Boy and Spaniard fall madly in love.
Now you're probably expecting something along the lines of "Boy and Spaniard live happily ever after." Well... we're working on that.
The only plan that made any sense; financially, logistically, legally and what have you; was for him to go back to Spain, having recently graduated, and find a job. We've spent the past several months saving money and making plans. With a love like ours, every day apart can feel damn near fatal. But this dark chapter of our lives is about to end. And together we'll be this happy again:
If you care to, you can follow my journey via this blog. It's going to be an interesting transition as I say goodbye to my friends and family, settle into a new culture, attempt to master once and for all a second language, search for a job in a scary new market and of course celebrate on the happiest day of my life. Wish me luck!