Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Our Great Adventure!!

First of all...
Happy May!!
The best month of all, my birthday month! ;)

So, I've been getting a lot of questions about our Big News, so I thought I'd let you know more of the details of it all.  My official start date at UC Irvine is July 1st and from now until that date, we've got a lot planned!!

My last day of work at my current job is this Friday, May 3rd!  Since I don't start my new position in California until July, we are going to spend this two month gap during May and June traveling around the United States and slowly making our way to California.  I am deeming this "Our Great Adventure".  :)

Originally, I was going to work at my current job through June and then head straight to California to start my new job.  But after working out the details with my current manager, I was able to put in my notice much sooner to allow for this once in a lifetime mini travel gap.  And Brett's company offered to have him continue working for them remotely from California, so all he will need to do is check in every once in a while during our travels before continuing full time remotely in California.  I cannot even begin to explain my excitement!

This is all happening so fast.  Between finishing up at work, visiting with friends & family, renting out our house, the insane packing process, and planning out our cross-country travels, things are getting crazy over here!  You don't even want to see my to-do list, trust me!  But in the midst of all the craziness of picking up our lives and moving them across the country, I can't help but stop every so often and just pinch myself that this is all happening.  I am so so grateful to have opportunities like this.  And I'm even more grateful that I get to experience this great adventure with Brett.

I hope you stick around to see how it all plays out.  I am definitely planning on blogging along the way during our summer travels cross country.  And of course, I plan on blogging about our new California life once we get there!  And as always, I'll be posting on instagram / twitter / vine because I have a serious social media problem.  :)  Hope to hear from you along the way!

And now, continuing on with the craziness that is this week!
Is this really my life?!


  1. That is so exciting! Two WHOLE months off?! I am more than envious. Enjoy!

  2. Oh Anna I'm just thrilled for you! I got chills reading this. I feel we have similar adventurous souls and really can't wait to keep up with the two of you!!!! If you find your way to the Seattle area, please let me know - we've got some breweries to explore up here and would love for +2!

  3. ahhhh this is so exciting!! congratulations on this opportunity and GO YOU for being adventurous! best of luck to you guys throughout your travels and beyond.

  4. wow, that is an amazing opportunity! Enjoy every moment!


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