8/30/2011

Homeward Bound




So, my news, I am pleased to say, is that my husband has been transferred to Kansas City, aka where I grew up, and where all of the people who are most important to me still live.  We knew when we moved up here that this day would probably come.  We have been in the NYC Metro for almost 2 years now, and I have to say, that it has been one of the largest learning experiences of my life.  I have done things, and seen things that I would have never, in a million years gotten to see and do, had we not ventured up here to begin with.  I was untried, and unsure.  This place cured me of both.

So, although I am thrilled at the prospect of an easier life in many, many ways, so much closer to the support system of friends and family, I have to admit there is a sense of loss.   I know my career will probably be severely limited by this move.  But, that doesn't mean I am giving up.  I will continue on as I have been.  Taking you along with me (if you'll be kind enough to join.)   Finding clients as I go, or them finding me, I'll take it as it comes.

This move has been in the works for several weeks, and I wanted to wait til it was a sure thing before sharing it with you.  We have been busy bees trying to prepare.   And just yesterday, we put an offer in on a house.  I'll show more pics if we end up getting it of course. 

  She's a real beaut eh?  The time frame is quick.  Real quick.  I will officially be in KC permanently by Sept. 17th.  That is less than 3 weeks away.  I feel like a different person is returning.  I hope they recognize me as one of their own.   I am changed and yet still the same little girl who will always see this as her true home.  It has been a long (sometimes bumpy) road and I feel it will be quite the homecoming when we finally arrive.  I'm actually tearing up a bit as I write. 

Thanks for taking this crazy, and always surprising journey with me.  I can't tell you how much your comments and emails mean to me.  I know I am precisely where I should be in my life, despite the fact that I have no idea what's in store, and it ain't always easy.  But, I think that's the case for most of us.  Life is full of endings and beginnings.  Some large, some small.  This one is a doozy for me.  It is the happiest and the saddest, all at once.

So, on that note, I will leave you with the song that always played in my head when thinking about if/when this time should come.  It's a favorite, and will no doubt be playing on the stereo as I roll out of town.









18 comments:

Chelsea said...

What a charming house- best of luck! That song from Oklahoma keeps running through my mind(I was a musical theater kid for a very brief stint) "everything's up to date in Kansas City!" I'm excited to see where your career goes. I bet your fine city aesthetic will be in high demand. xoxo

Erika said...

I have only been to Kansas City once - but I loved it. The tree-lined streets. The friendly pace of life. The museums. I would worry about cold winters (I'm a Texan now Southerner) but it's definitely a place I could live.

Welcome back home - I hope you continue to thrive there!

Cheri said...

Sad for NYC, but YAY for KC AND me!!!! So excited to have you back here!!! LOVE the house, can't wait to see it IRL!

Schnelle Couture said...

Best of luck with your move and with the new home! It sounds like this move is really meant to be so just roll with it and I'm sure it will all come together for you in the end. Can't wait to see pictures of the new place.

theuptownatelier.com said...

Congratulations! And good luck on the move.

NK: Style-ING w/ Children said...

We'll definitely still all be here, reading along :) Good luck with the move and everything

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Oh my goodness Nichole...how exciting and that house...wowzers...it's gorgeous!!! I really can not even wait to see what you do with it- fingers crossed for you...that one needs to be yours - it has your name all over it!!!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! The house is beautiful (crossing my fingers). Wishing you the best in KC, and of course, I'll still be reading!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! The house is beautiful (crossing my fingers). Best wishes for the move back to KC and of course, I'll be here reading along!

Miki Jarrett @ Modern Day Miki said...

Congratulations on the move! I wish I could've been the one to help you find a house- it looks gorgeous! I love your style and love following your blog and can't wait to see what you do in Kansas City! Best wishes!

Miki Jarrett

Erin M Hoopes said...

I'm moving back to Chicago with my man after 2.5 years in LA. I feel the exact same way. Ps your career will be more than fine, do NOT worry about that. There are tons of people in the Midwest that are in need of design help. And you work online. Keep being you and we will all be here to share. Best of luck on the move :)

Hera said...

Congratulations! I hope you guys get the house. It certainly is beautiful, and I can't wait to see what you do with it. Good luck!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

actually pretty thrilled to hear this! would love to meet up when you're all settled in to this beautiful new mans. good luck!

court. said...

congrats! please bask in the space of your new home for this newyorker!

LH said...

I've been following your blog since it was Sparrow's Nest because I'm a Kansas City dweller who went to school in Columbia. I was excited to find a great blog written by someone who wasn't living in Chicago, NY, LA, etc. I know it has to be hard to leave NY. It's such an exciting place. But, I'm looking forward to seeing you put your stamp on KC.

Gabriela said...

The home is beautiful! No matter where you go , I am sure your sparkle and charm will light up any city and the people will always fall in love with you. I know us bloggers look forward to you every day. Can't wait to see what you do with that gorgeous house!!!

courtneyoutloud said...

sweetpea! I am excited for you on many levels if for nothing else, you are that much closer to me in CA :) Let me know if I can do anything......

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I just started reading your blog not too long ago and didn't realize you were from KC. I'm a lifelong resident and it will be nice reading a blog from my hometown for a change!

-Allyson

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