The trouble with having an eventful space of time in your life is that you’re generally too wrapped up in it to stop and write about it.

Weekend before last I went down to Flora-bama with my mom, sister, brother and their kids. A full day of driving, there and back. Two actual days for me of vacation. During that time, I had the opportunity to talk with my family about…where I am.

Ever since October I’ve been debating the relative merits of moving to New York. I’ve always thought about moving to a major city. The primary impediments were: no network of friends, no money to make the shift, and a reluctance to give up what I have here. Over the last 10 months, each barrier has been slowly peeled away. In October I fell in with a bunch of musicians and made new friends. In February my grandfather passed away, leaving each of us kids a tidy sum of money. And June brings my brother’s divorce and the sale of his house, meaning that he can take over my mortgage and I don’t necessarily have to sell my house, plus I can store my stuff in the garage. I have the option to take it back. In addition, I told my boss about all this last week and he said the door would always be open if I wanted to return. So now I have a substantial safety net, and no reason not to try.

So I’m going. As soon as my office can find and train my replacement.

I’ll delay my actual departure for a few weeks to take a road trip out west, before packing up a few basics and taking a leisurely jaunt to various destinations before landing in the city.

In other news, last weekend we had a yard sale at Heather’s on Saturday, and I went up to Harrison to see my friends Tiffany and Jessie, who were in town from Rhode Island. Pictures here on Flickr.

7 thoughts on “Procrastination”

  1. Then it sounds like Jeff and I will be coming to your neck of the woods in October.

    Go. Be happy. I can’t and won’t begrudge you a single moment. *hug*

  2. I’ll see you soon. My route to NYC will be long and leisurely, with however long a stop in Huntsville as you can tolerate.

  3. Agh!!!! I can’t believe it! I’m so happy for you! But I’m also sad because I’ve never taken full advantage of you living around here… But on the up side… looks like I’ll have a friend in NYC… 🙂
    As I was typing this, I told Alex and his was more of a long, epic war cry of, “Noooooooooooooooooooo…….”
    I’m going to live in NYC someday, too.

  4. Congratulations, Colter! That’s darned awesome. So when you say “out west,” I presume Austin, etc? You are so very welcome to come stay with us if you make it a truly monumental road trip — if you can’t make it out here, we’ll come visit you when I finally land a capital J Job and before Ben starts school in January.

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