So…What’s Next?

So I’m 37 today.  37.  It’s an odd number which I suppose is fitting because 2011 is also an odd number and this is so far turning into an odd year.

For my birthday last year, I was in Seattle.  It was cold and rainy and J and I spent the day hanging out while S, Z, and KJ prepared the most fun evening of good food and fun.  It was a great day.

This year has been a little less exotic…  Yesterday I spent hanging out at my aunt & uncle’s with almost all my cousins, my aunt’s awesome Italian cooking, and topped off with a slice of my favorite triple chocolate cake and a traditional candle blowing ceremony.  Today has been very chill so far with a morning spent on the couch with coffee, TV, and a virtually endless barrage of FB notifications popping up on my phone.  I’ll be going to workout in an hour (where my trainer will likely have the rest of the gym sing to me if he remembers that it’s my birthday).  After which, Alyssa will be meeting me in New Hope for dinner.

While my actual birthday may not be as “exciting” maybe as last year, I’m glad since 2011 has been a whirlwind so far and I’m feeling very much like I need to have a little bit of calm amidst the craziness. January brought the confirmation that my job would be transferring me to our San Francisco office.  February was spent understanding the details of this prospect and getting my house on the market.  Right now I’m in the middle of…

  • Mentally and emotionally prepping myself for the move (which is now less than 12 weeks away)
  • Trying to sell my first home which (and no one could have prepared me for how bittersweet this would be)
  • Organizing my trip to SF in 2 weeks to start looking for my new home
  • Coordinating with movers, real estate agents, human resources, and relocation people on the move itself
  • All the other little odds and ends involved with uprooting my life to repot it 3,000 miles away.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining!  I love change…in fact, I thrive on it.  But change is always difficult, even when it’s good, expected, or sought after.

I’m excited about this move on so many levels and for so many reasons…not the least of which is the excitement of wondering what it is that God has in store for me there because I have complete confidence that (as has been evidenced in the rest of my life) He has things up His sleeve that I would never have imagined for myself.

So here’s to another year down, and many more to go!  I can’t wait to see what’s next!