Giving Urban a Farewell
I’ve been itching to post about this for weeks…months even. And now that all of the proper people have been told and the time approaches, I can say it: I’m moving to Montana! I gave my notice at work on Friday and while I hope to continue to contribute to Adorn, I need a break. And I need to get out of New York and be closer to this dashing young fellow, because he has my heart. Hi Paul!
That’s us at the Billings airport (cheaper to fly to, but we’ll live in Bozeman). I had totally forgotten how awesome nature can be, and looking out the windows on the flight from Denver I was so overwhelmed by the mountains that I had to shut the shade and keep talking to the nice flight attendant from Big Sky to distract myself. Paul said we can go back to Yellowstone the first chance we get. I must say, it really really makes you think about things like reusable bottles and flannel pads and newspaper recycling.
So, I am leaving NYC on July 17th and hoping to a) take some time off but then b) work on some freelance things, relax, maybe make some art again, etc. While I was packing books today I found the journal I started when I moved here five years ago. I was drawing all of the time, and I was pretty good at it! And, also, I was figuring out what the heck I wanted to be doing. I think I need to do that again. I am scared about cold weather and driving and showing Paul exactly how much yarn I’ve been hoarding. But, I’m excited about love, mountains, beards, baby bison and meeting the ear-making ceramics guy from the Craft in America documentary on PBS. I am imagining that it might be nice to have a craft chain nearby (not to mention a craft room), to start cooking again, to go to BBQs a lot and just be somewhere where I can sit still. Doesn’t that sound lovely?
Cue Dixie Chicks “Wide Open Spaces.” Yay. And eep.