(J, You should probably not read this one =) )
J got his orders today and as my title says, we are headed to Northern Washington. While I am glad that we are staying West Coast (we are from Oregon) I am not terribly excited about rainy Washington. I love my sunny weather and I was sorta looking for forward to a nice and sunny beach. And looks like we are headed for a rainy beach most months out of the year. I should be happy though. J thought that I wanted to be in Washington over California (um...not really) which is why he chose Washington over California. Well I am sure not the only reason why, but part of the reason.
I am really not terribly excited about Washington. And I don't think it's because of where we will be, I think it is more because I am really moving. For a girl that has pretty much lived within 20 miles of the place I was born for my whole entire life, moving for the first time is a little scary. Especially the whole starting over thing. Meeting new people, finding a new job, moving to a new house, new area. SCARY. And we (or rather I) still don't know when we are moving so I can't really prep or start applying for jobs.
On the bright side, I am only 9 hours away from home, and only 5 hours away from three of my very good friends. And it looks like where we will be living is kind of a vacation spot during the summer, maybe I can convince my friends to come out and see me!!!
So the questions that I am putting out there to all your verteren PCS'ers out there is: How to you research a new city that you are moving to? I am a partially "fly by the seat of my pants" kind of girl, and partially "over analyze everything" kind of girl.... GREAT combo. Plan, plan, plan, then wing it is basically what happens.
Thanks for listening to me vent a little!!!!!
PS. J, if you read this, I am REALLY happy with what you chose. Promise!
PSS. Can I just say that I am super excited to even know where we are going to be living. YAY!!!! I just did a happy dance! =)