Thursday, January 06, 2005

Philadelphia Freedom


It is official! We are moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Sometimes it is hard to get my mind around it, but we will be heading to the east coast in August. If you would have asked me a few years ago if I could imagine my life in Philadelphia, I would said a strong NO. However, with this kind of move, a person can't help be excited. Sure, with every move there comes change, good-byes, and certainly miles, but the opportunity for change is very exciting.

Tim has been offered a faculty position at Villanova University. After eight years of hard work, he will now be able to be an official professor. When Tim and I got married, we knew that this is where our lives would go. I knew that I would have to quit my jobs to follow him because I have a job that I can do anywhere. I don't feel resentful towards Tim as I leave a job that I love because I can find another job that I love. Sure, I will miss my midwestern friends dearly. I will be sad when we leave the midwest and will be homesick for my family and friends, but I am not worried. I call my friends and family everyday as it is. I can hop on a plane and see them when I want to.

This is going to be a new life for Tim and me because we have never lived in a big city. We have never lived in a city with so much history and culture to offer. Every weekend can be filled with museums and sightseeing if we choose.

4 comments:

Dree said...

Congratulations on your impending move! As a Philly native, I can tell you that there is a ton of stuff to do & see in our fine city. Hope you enjoy it! :)

Do you plan to teach here?

Sara said...

Dree, I plan on teaching. However, it is going to take awhile to get my license. I have to take the Praxis test, lots of paper work. I hope to get a job, but we might be pushing it by moving in August. If not, I'll sub or find something else for the time being.

Eyes said...

Hey wow. How cool is that. Congrats to Tim and many hugs to you!! Moving is always exciting!!

firedancerdancin said...

wow! now i have some else to go visit on the east coast! i've never been to philadelphia! i'm sure DMB plays there at some point! ;-)

Congratulations to Tim on his new, exciting career! :-)

I use too many exclamation points!