December 12, 2012

OMG I'm Moving to DC... what?

First, I need to find an apartment.

So far, the DC housing market is much, much, MUCH more manageable than New York's but it still isnt easy. 

Trying to find a place that is a) within budget b) Metro accessible and c) pet-friendly is proving to be a bit of a challenge but I'm up for it and I know I'll find something great.

Ask anyone who isn't from DC about finding a place and they'll tell you the White House is nice. 
As of yesterday, my contract has been signed, sealed and delivered to my company's head office in Denver. They're opening an office in DC and I'll be starting in the office when our DC operations it's a new start for everyone, which is really exciting!

And of course, I'll be putting my hard earned research to use and working in international education, coordinating cultural exchanges between students in the US and Latin America and Africa. 

It's funny...I've been wanting to move to DC for over 2 years now. I even applied to grad school in DC. Now that it's actually going happen, I can't even begin to process actually moving there...signing a lease, packing my stuff and moving in.

I'm too busy scoping Pottery Barn for pretty things I can't afford during my lunch breaks to worry about all of that stuff!

I'm heading down to DC this weekend to scope out some apartments and will hopefully come back with a signed lease.

From there, I can start packing! I don't have too much stuff and plan on buying most of my furniture once I'm there, but I'm excited for this next adventure!

2013 is already off to an amazing year!


  1. Yay, so when do you start? And pet-friendly? Are you getting a puppy? :)

  2. I don't know if you want to be in D.C. or if you are OK with being around D.C. but Arlington is a really nice area and so is Annandale and Springfield (all in Northern VA and near a metro station).

  3. Hey Christy! I'm so glad you commented on my post today because I am LOVING your blog! How exciting is your move to DC? Love that city :) I also am completely in love with the Harry Potter serious, like obsessed, it's unhealthy! lol. I also wanted to follow up with on the pinterest button. It's fixed now, totally forgot I changed my name on there and not on the blog button! I've also put the link in here:
    Thanks for stopping by the blog and following along on Pinterest :)

  4. Ps...did you know you were a "no-reply comment" blogger? I was going to email you, but couldn't and didn't know if you knew you had that set that way or not. Thanks!

  5. Ahhh! So excited for you! If we ever move back to the States, DC will be on near the top of my radar of places to live :) Good luck with the apartment hunting... will be thinking of you this weekend!


  6. Once you get settled, come run with our group - Capital Area Runners!

  7. Happy dancing for you! Can't wait to be the first guest in your non existent apartment!


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