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I’m going to miss these little monsters!



This week, the Husband and I are road tripping to Charlotte, North Carolina to find a house to rent.  We’re moving to the area towards the end of the month because it’s a better place to launch the Husband’s acupuncture business (and hopefully start a family!).


Since Charlotte is 6 hours away, we won’t get there until the evening (but I’ll be blogging on my iPhone!).  We plan to relax and explore a few neighborhoods tonight, and then tomorrow, we’ll be in full house-hunting mode.  Hope I survive.




English muffin with one egg + pepperjack cheese:




Since it’s hard to get healthy off the highway to begin with, and especially difficult when you’re a vegetarian (me) or part-time vegan (Husband), I packed leftovers from last night for lunch.  Let’s see how they hold up in the cooler!


And… I’m off to set up my new life.  🙂


Have you ever moved to a new state?  Why?



  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 1, 2010, 9:11 am

    Oohh to start a family!! Are you thinking about kids pretty soon then?
    I moved once when I was 2 – That’s it! It must be so stressful :s Have a good day!

  • Jen June 1, 2010, 9:14 am

    Have a safe trip, Caitlin!

    We moved to Charlotte last year b/c it’s a better place for my husband’s business- he’s a chiropractor- and more affordable than where we were living (came from Atlanta by way of NJ). It was a hard adjustment at first, but now I really like it. I’m sure you will too 🙂

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope June 1, 2010, 9:16 am

    I wish I were moving to a new state and house hunting. I know it is stressful, but try to enjoy it because from the outside, it sounds damn exciting. I’m so sick of living here in Florida. It gets depressing at times…
    I moved from Massachusetts to Florida at age 9..

  • Therese June 1, 2010, 9:16 am

    I’ve never moved out of province but I did move out of the country for a year. It’s a bit different obviously as I knew I’d be there only termporarily.

    But it sounds exciting! I always love new opportunities to start fresh! It’s sad to leave things behind but the new start makes me feel as if anything is possible!

    Happy house hunting!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin June 1, 2010, 9:18 am

    How exciting Caitlin!! Good luck and can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

    I moved to DC when I went away for college and I am originally from Connecticut. After graduating, I moved to Virginia, but still the metro DC region so I still work in DC. That move was mostly because it’s a lot cheaper to rent out in VA!

  • Effie June 1, 2010, 9:18 am

    I moved from NC to Texas to VA within the span of two years all for my husbands job. Tough but I enjoyed each place I lived.

  • Jenny June 1, 2010, 9:19 am

    Have a safe drive up north! How exciting! I’ve only lived in Florida and would love to try somewhere new for a change!

  • Camille June 1, 2010, 9:20 am

    In August, my boyfriend and I will be moving from Southern California to Oregon. I’m 1/2 excited and 1/2 nervous!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet June 1, 2010, 9:23 am

    Have a safe and fun road trip! I have never moved out of state, lived in Pa my whole life!

  • Evan Thomas June 1, 2010, 9:25 am

    I’ve lived in the same house since I was 2!

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 1, 2010, 9:25 am

    I moved to America from England when I was 4! 🙂
    I hope you have a great drive up – if you need a place to eat, try Woodlands Pure Vegetarian, by the way 😉 It’s fabulous Indian food! Nom nom nom….

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly June 1, 2010, 9:25 am

    I haven’t ever moved to a new state…I have lived in the same city my entire life.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 1, 2010, 9:26 am

    Have fun in Charlotte!!! And good luck finding a house! I hate leaving our dogs…that’s always the worst part of any trip.

    I moved to South Carolina for college, Indiana for grad school, and now Pennsylvania for my husband’s job. Sigh. One day, I hope to make it back to Louisiana! 🙂

  • Heather June 1, 2010, 9:27 am

    when I was young we moved from NOLA, to ATL, back to NOLA 6 years later. Then i went out of state to MS for college, so i am pretty used to moving! have fun! My best friend Jen says she gets to hang out with you and kath on saturday, I am jealous!

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded) June 1, 2010, 9:34 am

    Congrats on all of the exciting changes happening in your life right now. I hope you find a great place to rent! 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 1, 2010, 9:37 am

    What a big change!
    Is there a need for acupuncturists in charlotte?

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) June 1, 2010, 9:39 am

    I grew up in Ohio and then moved to New York in 4th grade–total culture shock. Then a few years later, I moved to California–total culture shock again. And then to Mozambique–does that count as a state? Which is a whole different thing! Have a GREAT trip!

  • Jenna (Hello, I Love You) June 1, 2010, 9:39 am

    How exciting! I am weird and love moving. I have moved from NH to CA then CA to CO then CO to CA. Now I want to move from Southern Ca to Northern Ca…I am driving my husband crazy! 🙂 Good luck with everything!

  • Michele June 1, 2010, 9:39 am

    I moved to a new state for graduate school (Pitt) and then again for a new job. It’s scary and exciting all at once.

  • Erica June 1, 2010, 9:39 am

    Hey girl! If you need a stop over on the way! You know where I’m at!! Oh gosh- I’ve moved SO many times. I’ve actually lived in 8 states now.

  • allison @ thesundayflog June 1, 2010, 9:39 am

    eeee that’s so exciting!! ive lived in my house since i was 5, and before that i was only a mile away. i would love to pack up and move somewhere new, but i dont think i could leave my family. my boyfriend moved from tampa to philly for me, so i guess that one’s big enough for both of us. good luck in house hunting!!

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing June 1, 2010, 9:42 am

    I’ve lived in four different states. Some while a child. Only two while and “adult.”

  • Wei-Wei June 1, 2010, 9:43 am

    Have a safe trip – you’re making a big change, so good luck! 🙂


  • Alexis June 1, 2010, 9:45 am

    I’m so excited for you, and congrats to your husband! I hear great things about Charlotte 🙂

    I made a big move from Seattle to Orlando nearly three years ago (my boyfriend moved here, so I moved to be with him). It has been really hard for me to be so far away from my family (I only see them once a year), so in August we’re moving back up there. Moving is stressful, but I think it’s so important to get out of your comfort zone!

  • Ali June 1, 2010, 9:48 am

    I have moved around a bunch. I moved from Oklahoma to Kentucky when I was 11, I moved back to Oklahoma when I was 18, but that was for school, so I don’t know that it really counts. I moved from Kentucky to Florida when I was 19. I considered moving to Connecticut when I was 21 to follow a boy, but thank God I came to my senses. Then I moved back to Kentucky at 21. My husband and I are considering a move back to Florida in a few years, but we’ll see. Moving is always stressfull!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 1, 2010, 9:49 am

    Safe travels! I moved to Pennsylvania, Maryland and now Virginia, all for jobs. I’d love to live in NC too.

  • Jessica June 1, 2010, 9:52 am

    I’m soo excited that you’re moving to Charlotte- you’re one of my favorite bloggers and would love to meet you (I live in Charlotte)! I know Kath can probably help you out a lot with good neighborhoods in Charlotte, but feel free to email me about different areas around Charlotte (my husband’s a cop, so we know a little bit about some areas to avoid). I live in the north end of Charlotte, close to Huntersville and Concord, and I love it, but I know a lot of people also like the south end too. It’s so funny how there are definitely two “camps” or groups around Charlotte- those who love the north end, and those who love the south end. Even though I live on the north side, I’ve driven around the south end some and can definitely see the appeal.

    • Allie June 1, 2010, 10:26 am

      I agree. North Charlotte and South Charlotte are the best places to live. I grew up in North Charlotte (Meck area) and now I live in Cabarrus county. South End is amazing, but more expensive.

    • caitlin June 1, 2010, 10:02 pm

      i would love to meet you once we get settled! be sure to email me!!!

  • rebeccajs June 1, 2010, 9:53 am

    I’m so excited that your moving to the Charlotte area! I moved here from PA 5 yrs ago and just love it.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit June 1, 2010, 9:57 am

    Good luck with everything! It all sounds so exciting. I have only moved from NH to MA, for college. I’m back in NH but hoping to move to the West Coast within the year! I have some family out there so that’s as good an excuse as any, right? 😉

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog June 1, 2010, 9:58 am

    I moved from Miami, Florida to Memphis, Tennessee for college then to Asheville, NC after college because my parents moved there and then my boyfriend and I (whom I met in Asheville) moved to Raleigh/Durham area in order to get better jobs and then a year after moving to Raleigh I started law school at UNC-Chapel Hill. And that’s my life story 🙂 NC is awesome! I love it here! I hope you do too.

  • Meg @ Be Fit Be Full June 1, 2010, 10:01 am

    You are going to love NC! I moved to Durham, NC two years ago (from Boston) so my husband could attend business school. He graduated last month so now we’ll be moving again at the end of the month. Hopefully this time we’ll be able to settle somewhere 🙂

  • Emmanuelle June 1, 2010, 10:02 am

    How exciting!
    Considering I live in Europe with no “United States”, I can’t say I’ve moved states but I’ve moved countries. I moved from France to Belgium almost 10 years ago (distance-wise, must be like moving from one state to its neighbor state in the US).
    Now my boyfriend – also French) and I are considering moving countries in a year or two, we just don’t know where yet. I love the UK but it’s not sunny enough for Lovely Boyfriend, he would prefer Spain (did I mention he can’t stand heat? Go figure! :-D).
    And later we might move continents altogether (Canada?). We’ll see!

  • Taylor June 1, 2010, 10:04 am

    Ahhh I love Charlotte! That’s exciting your moving there. I am going on vacation this weekend to Charleston, South Carolina.

    The only place I have moved to is Tampa, FL. But I was still in my own state. Have fun house hunting!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 1, 2010, 10:05 am

    I have never moved out of my province of Saskatchewan … but it is the size of many states put together! 3.5 times the size of Florida!

  • Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind June 1, 2010, 10:05 am

    Gosh, Caitlin, your life is crazy lately! Good luck with getting your new life sorted out.

    I moved to Kentucky from Indiana for a job after college. I never expected it, but I LOVED KENTUCKY. I lived in the city (Louisville), which was perfect because I’m such a city girl at heart. The thing I loved about Louisville, though, is that you weren’t treated like you lived in a city (rudely); you were treated like you lived in Kentucky (southern hospitality!). Aw I miss it! I just recently moved back in with my parents in Indiana to save some money, but I have high hopes of moving back to KY ASAP!

  • Ashley June 1, 2010, 10:07 am

    Good Luck getting everything started…it’s very exciting.

    I’m moving from NYC to London in 82 days!!! I’m so excited!!!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 1, 2010, 10:08 am

    I moved to a new state a couple years ago- North Carolina!! My husband lived there, and his sister was still in middle school at the time & we wanted him to be around while she was growing up, so I moved from MD to NC! Good luck on the house hunt!

  • jenny June 1, 2010, 10:13 am

    Moving to a new state is scary! I’ve never actually done it, but I don’t know if I’d have the courage!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 1, 2010, 10:14 am

    I only have moved to another state in the sense that I go to college in a different state. They’re both pretty similar states, so no culture shock or anything.

  • Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers June 1, 2010, 10:18 am

    I’ve moved across country and across the world a couple times…a lot of work but worth it!

    Good luck – hope you find the perfect place!

  • Juliene June 1, 2010, 10:21 am

    Your pups are so cute, mine hate when we leave for longer than a day or so. They give us the cold shoulder.

    I moved from Pittsburgh to Baltimore after college to find better jobs and because the then bf(now hubby) was already living here for work. It hasn’t been all good or bad but it definitely brought he and I closer together. GOOD LUCK

  • Yasmin June 1, 2010, 10:22 am

    The best of luck to you two. I’m actually planning on moving myself at the end of the month and I am terrified. I’m glad we’ll be on the same journey together and hopefully you can give me some good tips and inspiration as you go along.

  • ActiveEggplant June 1, 2010, 10:26 am

    I moved from Pennsylvania to Florida in 2004 to be with my husband (then fiance)! We met while I was on vacation in FL visiting my dad – he set us up actually. We had a long-distance relationship for several months & after we got engaged we knew someone had to move! Lucky for me I was the one that moved – FL is WAY nicer than PA! It was scary, but definitely a great move! (And now my little sister lives here too…just need to get my momma down here and we’ll be all set!)

  • Erin June 1, 2010, 10:26 am

    I was born in Washington, DC, lived in Virginia for a while and spent a lot of time living in Maryland. A lot of tri-state living. 🙂

    I’ve lived in two other countries, too (England and South Korea).

  • Jane June 1, 2010, 10:28 am

    Hopefully Charlotte will have cooler weather and be even better for running than FL!

    I am moving this summer from CT to DC, going into hotter weather and not so happy about it but it is a big and important life step. My boyfriend and I have been doing the apartment hunting via Craigslist, it’s stressful! Good luck!!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 1, 2010, 10:28 am

    we actually moved to colorado from texas 2 years ago this week…definitely the right choice for us! it’s hard being away from family sometimes, but there’s not a day that goes by that i’m not glad that we moved!

  • Nicole, RD June 1, 2010, 10:30 am

    Good luck! Moving is fun…we move a lot out of state for my hubby’s job. We’ve gone from Michigan to Italy to Oklahoma and now to Ohio. It’s always an adventure! Have fun!

  • Courtney June 1, 2010, 10:31 am

    LOVE the action shot of James pouncing!! LOL
    I moved from Wisconsin to Illinois after college…and then moved around about 10 times before I settled down where I am now.
    Moving is an adventure..you and your hubby will be in for an exciting ride for sure!
    adventures in tri-ing

  • emptynutjar June 1, 2010, 10:31 am

    I’m sorry – I am a bit behind in the game….where are you moving? You and your hubby relocating to new place? Anyway, safe travels.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 1, 2010, 10:36 am

    I’ve only moved around within basically the same city. All of my multiple moves included a change in zip code, but only once a change in city. I can’t imagine changing an entire state!

  • Katie @ LifeDiscombobulated June 1, 2010, 10:37 am

    Good luck with the house hunting! I’m moving to a new state (to Columbia, Missouri from Nebraska) in August to continue grad school and am driving down to go apartment hunting this weekend!

  • Victoria June 1, 2010, 10:37 am

    I’ve moved out of state twice and we’re getting ready to do in a third time in January. I LOVE exploring a new place and finding the things about it that make it feel like maybe this will feel like home. We’ve moved for lots of reasons: money, family, my husband’s job. In January we’re doing it just because we feel like it.

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances June 1, 2010, 10:40 am

    Good luck! I’ve only ever moved 45 minutes away from my hometown to go to college, and that was stressful enough – so moving to another state would be very challenging, I’m sure! But I’ve always wanted to live in NC one day; I hear it’s gorgeous and really cool. Cannot wait to learn more about it through you. 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 1, 2010, 10:49 am

    Good luck!!!! I’ve only moved once in my entire life and it was only about 3 miles from where I used to live. Charlotte is such a gorgeous area though!

  • Claire June 1, 2010, 10:53 am

    Oh lady, good luck house hunting and GOOD LUCK! I have moved around a lot….growing up I lived in NY, CA, and MI and spent most summers in MA on Martha’s Vineyard (my longest home). I still am a NY’er though since all holidays, etc. have been spent there with our extended fam. For college I lived in MA (Boston) and then moved back to NYC for work…then MI for work…and hopefully back to northern CA and NYC one day. I also lived in the Netherlands for half a year for school and traveled around Europe. Moving is actually something I don’t mind to do, other than the actual boxing up process!

  • Shauna June 1, 2010, 10:58 am

    I moved from Texas to Arkansas for college, wasn’t as bad as they say :-)…Then I moved from Arkansas back to Texas to finish college. Texas to Washington for grad school and Washington to Northern California for a job. It’s so exciting to move. It’s such a great adventure and will only cause you and your hubby to become closer. Have fun on the next chapter of your life 🙂

  • Kati June 1, 2010, 11:04 am

    I moved from NJ to CT for college and my first job. Then this past fall I moved from CT to MA to go back to school for my masters and to get the experience of living in a city (Boston). While I think it’s so fun to live in different places and gain new experiences, I’m actually looking forward to moving back to NJ and settling there once I’m done with school. I guess there is always a part of you that loves being “home”.

    Good luck with Charlotte, my sister has lived there for over 10 years and loves it! I always had a blast visiting here there and they have tons of great restaurants!

  • ari June 1, 2010, 11:08 am

    I’m about to move to Colorado in August. I’m transferring from FSU to CU Boulder and I’m so nervous, but so excited.

  • Nichole June 1, 2010, 11:10 am

    Totally have moved for the hubs job and it turned out to be the best thing we’ve done. I hadn’t budged from my hometown so moving from GA -> MI was interesting, but so rewarding. We’re back home now but definitely look forward to the adventure.

  • Amy B @ Second City Randomness June 1, 2010, 11:12 am

    I moved from Missouri to just outside of Chicago, IL about two years ago by myself. It was the most exciting yet scary thing I’ve ever done. And there hasn’t been a day that I’ve regretted it (even including some of the really harsh winter days we have here!).

  • Samantha June 1, 2010, 11:18 am

    I hope you and the husband love NC…I lived there all my life until my mid 20’s and it will always be “home.”

    We’ve moved A LOT…7 times in 8 years from NC (2 places) to SC to GA to MI to CT to now living on Guam. We’re lucky though, that the Navy does all the legwork and foots the bill. We just have to follow the boxes. Despite being a southern and beach girl through and through, my favorite duty station was in Ann Arbor MI. I learned the most about culture, diversity, the outdoors, and myself there.

    • Nikky June 1, 2010, 12:31 pm

      I adore Ann Arbor. Granted, I’ve lived my whole life about half an hour’s drive west so I’m a little biased, but it’s probably my favorite city in the whole state.

      San Diego has my heart country-wide though.

    • Nikky June 1, 2010, 12:33 pm

      Also, may I ask you what it’s like in the Navy? My fiancé recently lost his job (the downside of MI) and has been considering joining. He’s thought about it since high school but never really seriously until now. Is it very dangerous, stressful? I’ve never had anyone close to me in any form of the military, so sorry for the 20 questions. Feel free to ignore me. 🙂

      • Katie June 1, 2010, 1:07 pm

        Hi Nikky,

        My husband is in the Navy. As far as whether or not it is dangerous, it just depends on what he wants to do while in the Navy. My husband is a surface warfare officer, so the dangers are pretty limited. Can it be stressful? Absolutely. The higher up he gets, the more pressures that are placed on him. Things always change, even up to the last minute. You have to be flexible, adaptable, and pretty independent. For instance, we are moving twice in the next 15 months. We go from New Mexico to Rhode Island to So. California. Crazy, but you’re definitely never bored. Deployments are regular and typically last 6-8 months. You do have to realize that you share him with the government and that there are times when family isn’t his number one priority (it’s sort of like Nos. 1 and 1A), and you do have to give up a lot sometimes (i.e., being near friends and family). But if you go into things with a good attitude, you will also gain a lot as well.

      • Samantha June 1, 2010, 4:52 pm

        Nikky-I’d be happy to answer any questions…my email is samanthawsimons at gmail dot com. My husband is nuclear submarine officer, right now at the department head level so he’s been at this for 13 years. Much of it is honestly what you make of it. There are challenges just like and road in life but the Navy has provided us with a pretty good life and plenty of opportunity to see and experience things we otherwise likely wouldn’t. IE: We are stationed on Guam right now so my husband is getting to port in all parts of the Pacific and see other countries. The hours are long and they’re gone a lot (out of our 3 years stationed here, he’ll have been home less than 30% of that, right now we’re pushing 6 months on a TDY), but you find people and things to turn to that keep you busy and happy. We have 2 children and they adapt pretty well to it all. My husband is extremely stressed, and in fact, we have a friend who was on subs for years and just left for Kuwait…at routine physicals his blood pressure is constantly lower now even though he’s in a warzone, than it was when serving as an ENG. 😉 It’s demanding work with a steep learning curve and little room for error, but those who try hard, work hard, respect the job as a “life” usually do fine.

        Much of what you’ll experience depends on the route he might choose to go. I have a friend here who is from MI as well, and her husband enlisted for the same reasons your husband is considering…he was laid off during the downturn of the economy and saw it as a viable option. He’s a little older than the average petty officer but they’re very happy with this life overall. (He’s on the Frank Cable which is a sub tender here that services the subs as we have no drydock here)

        So sorry to hear about the layoff, I know that’s a challenge for anyone. What part of MI are you in?

        • caitlin June 1, 2010, 10:03 pm

          awesome discussion, girls 🙂

        • Katie June 2, 2010, 12:18 pm

          Hey Samantha ~ my husband is about to head to Department Head school in the Fall. How is your husband handling things as a department head and what should I expect on my end?

        • Samantha June 2, 2010, 5:20 pm

          Katie-is he going to SOAC? (submarine dept head school) or SWO or Aviation? I know nothing about the latter but my husband said he’d be happy to try to answer any specifics. This department head tour has been a challenge but he loves his work. He’s on a forward deployed sub on Guam so their op tempo is pretty high, we’ve been here 18 months and he’s been home for about a total of 4. But in a weird twist, he’s getting ready to be pulled off his sub and transferred to another boat that just lost a department head to finish out his tour as a split tour. The hours are long but it helps you make your family time quality when you get it. It was a big step up from the JO/Div-O tour for him and for us. Much will obviously depend on duty station and type of ship/boat he’s on. (ie: if he goes to a boomer, he gets to share the boat with another crew, which = more downtime)

          Congrats to him on screening and best of luck as a department head!

  • Christy June 1, 2010, 11:18 am

    My husband and I grew up in California, but after we went to Hawaii on our honeymoon, we decided it would be a great place to live! So we lived there for almost two years and it was the best experience of our young lives. All our friends and family agreed since they visited us all the time!

  • Sarah for Real June 1, 2010, 11:21 am

    Have fun! House hunting is so much exciting.

    The only time I’ve ever made a major move was when I was a toddler, so I don’t remember. I guess it was a shock though because my mother tells me I started sucking my thumb on the drive across country.

    So um… I guess the only advice I have is no thumb sucking!

  • Lisa (lisa at home) June 1, 2010, 11:24 am

    That’s so exciting!!! Good luck to you and your husband. I moved to PA from NJ 1 year ago to be with my boyfriend and I’m so happy here!

  • Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt June 1, 2010, 11:28 am

    So exciting! I moved from Florida to Connecticut several years ago and then from CT to Boston one year after that. They were all for job related reasons, but in the end they all ended up being the right move for me personally as well.

    Enjoy this time! Its exciting and can be really fun!

  • kate June 1, 2010, 11:29 am

    I moved to Maine for school + then to live with my boyfriend in Iowa from Massachusetts. And Im moving to Pennsylvania in a week to work for the summer. Its scary and exciting and thats why I highly suggest it!

  • Meatless Runner June 1, 2010, 11:30 am

    I moved from Denmark to Maryland when I was 16 to go to high school, then moved back to Denmark when my visa expired. Two years ago I moved from Denmark to TX for an internship and then back to Denmark again to finish my master’s. Now as I have only a few months left of studying, I am desperately trying to find jobs in either the US or Canada so I can obtain a permanent visa, and stay in the countries I love. You really most never take your beautiful nature, diversity or many opportunities for granted. I envy all Americans for having “access” to your wonderful country everyday – from Starbucks to mountains, to Whole Foods and many many more organic/health products then Denmark will ever see.
    PS. Good luck in Charlotte, and thank you for writing such an inspirational blog! It is always a pleasure reading bits and pieces of your healthy life.

    • Julie June 1, 2010, 3:55 pm

      That’s so funny! I’m in Germany right now and I’m a little in love with Europe! I envy Germans for their beautiful cities, amazing food, lack of urban sprawl… Germany is a really beautiful country.

      • caitlin June 1, 2010, 10:04 pm

        every place is special in its own way!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing June 1, 2010, 11:34 am

    I moved from OH to DC a year and a half ago. I wanted to live in a big, fun city while I was young and single. It was tough at first…but at this point I can say it was a great decision! I love it here 🙂

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 1, 2010, 11:34 am

    I moved to Connecticut for a year of AmeriCorps immediately after college. It was terrifying because I literally knew nobody from the area, but it has worked out pretty well. I’m heading back to my homestate of Colorado in a couple of months though. I’m a Western gal at heart! 🙂

  • Julia @ www.britbride.com June 1, 2010, 11:40 am

    Oooh good luck!


  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow June 1, 2010, 11:45 am

    After I graduated college I up and moved from Texas to Massachusetts (Boston actually). I just needed to leave that big state of mine and do something new! Here I am still in Boston 8 years later!!! Still love my Texas though…

  • Katheryn June 1, 2010, 11:55 am

    Good luck finding a place to live! As a child I moved from Utah to Nevada, back to Utah, to Montana, and then to Michigan. I was married in Michigan and after being married a year we moved to New Zealand. After 5 years there we moved back to the states. There’s a lot to do when you move, but I enjoy going to a new place. Discovering new parks, restaurants, museums, people, neighborhoods.

  • Cindi June 1, 2010, 12:06 pm

    Yes – I met my fiance in college (I was in Utah, he was in Cali – we met in Vegas on NYE!) and after college he was relocated to Charlotte for his job. So – after he’d been here a couple of years – I took a leap of faith and moved out here, leaving all my friends and family behind, to see if we were meant to be. Well – here we are 5 years later and next week we’ll be married! 🙂

  • Emily June 1, 2010, 12:16 pm

    Good Luck! North Carolina is beautiful, I’m sure you’ll love it there! I just left Pennsylvania for Florida to follow my Air Force fiance. We won’t be here for very much longer then we’ll have to move again to where ever the Air Force wants us, but it’s kind of fun seeing new places, meeting new people, and trying new things! I do miss PA though, it was a big step and the first time I haven’t been in driving distance to family, but I’m loving life down here so far! 🙂

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun June 1, 2010, 12:22 pm

    Good luck w/ house hunting! How cool you can blog via iPhone!

  • Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) June 1, 2010, 12:31 pm

    My husband and I moved from the MS Delta to East TN. We had both lived in the same hometown for our whole lives when we moved. It was a fun, exciting change. We’ve lived in East TN for 7 years now, and are constantly finding new things to do. Change is good!

  • Espie June 1, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Sure have! Originally from California, I moved to Nevada for college. Then I decided to take the plunge and moved to the Dominican Republic to serve two years with the Peace Corps. I just moved back to CA (and AMERICA!) 6 months ago.

    Good luck with the house-hunting!

  • Mary June 1, 2010, 12:38 pm

    Just did last year! I moved from my home town in Upstate NY to Durham NC in july last year to start my job as a new grad RN at Duke Hospital! I was incredibly scared and nervous and excited all at once. All of my family is still in NY so it was just me and my cat that moved down ourselves. You’ll be okay! Maybe we can run a race together sometime or something. Charlotte is not too far away from Durham 🙂

  • Katie June 1, 2010, 12:51 pm

    I actually moved to Charlotte, NC from my hometown in Indiana in January 2006. Absolutely loved it there. But then I got married and moved to New Mexico in Fall 2008 because of my husband’s job (military). Now we are starting to pack up the house again for the next move this September to Rhode Island, only to pack it up and move again next summer to California! 🙂

  • Hedda June 1, 2010, 12:55 pm

    I love your two four-legged beautys ^^

    The only time I have moved was when I was a little baby. But I do remember getting nightmares when I was around 5, because my parents talked about moving and I was so afraid that the new house would have bigger bed rooms than my old. I do not like big rooms, at least not the room I am getting my beauty sleep in :p
    Hope you find a nice house, and get a good trip 🙂

  • Lindsay June 1, 2010, 12:56 pm

    I lived in Charlotte for a summer internship. I’m from N.C. originally, just not that part. I moved to North Dakota after college. Most random state ever. It was a for a job, but it’s past the time when I could have moved to find a new job and I’m still here.

  • giordin June 1, 2010, 1:06 pm

    Have a safe trip!

    I moved from Colorado to Northern California to go to grad school. Then I got a job in Southern California and moved there (it’s almost like a separate state). I can’t wait to move OUT of California…either back to Colorado, OR to the South. I’d love to live in North or South Carolina one day. I really like moving and living in new places!

  • Carter June 1, 2010, 1:12 pm

    Good luck and have fun! I moved from VA to CA four years ago…it’s hard work but you are an adventurous gal!

  • Wendy June 1, 2010, 1:12 pm

    I moved to Georgia for a job. I liked Georgia, but hated the job, and my hubby and I moved back to our home state (Missouri) after a year. I miss the wonderful church family we had there, and the yummy fresh peaches!!!

  • Kelly June 1, 2010, 1:36 pm

    Good luck house hunting! I hope you find a great one. I moved to VA from PA for college and from CT to PA when I was little, but that’s about it.

  • Lisa June 1, 2010, 2:00 pm

    I moved from Seattle to Portland on my own. No roommates, nothing. I wanted a change of scenery. I’d lived in Seattle my whole life. It was a good decision!

  • Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries June 1, 2010, 2:18 pm

    I had to comment and tell you that I am from Charlotte, NC! If you need any tips on fun things to do/places to eat, let me know! 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) June 1, 2010, 3:02 pm

    I’ve moved to a new state several times for school, work, school and work again. I love moving in theory but not in practice. I like the excitement but hate the actual work of moving.

  • Erin June 1, 2010, 4:36 pm

    I just moved in August 09 from Canada to Stockholm Sweden! We moved for a few reasons – husband is from here and I wanted to learn Swedish before having kids, got into a grad school here, get to know his family/friends better, etc.

    Its been a huge transition – bigger that I thought it would be! Sometimes its been tough, sometimes really tough, but I’m finally starting to make friends and feel more comfortable with the language. I think it takes some adjusting time and then I will really love it here!

    Hope you have fun picking out somewhere to live, and good luck with your transition!

  • Heather Rose June 1, 2010, 5:11 pm

    In August 2007 I moved from Illinois to Arizona. It was time for a change in life, and being single without children seemed like the perfect time to do it. I cannot say how happy I am with the change. I’ve met so many wonderful people, had many adventures, and gained a wonderful new perspective on life and what makes me happy (instead of always worrying about pleasing others). Plus, no winter isn’t so bad either! Good luck with the house hunting!

  • Melissa June 1, 2010, 6:56 pm

    I moved from NJ to Florida for school and loved it, so I ended up staying for 7 years. My bf moved from FL to Texas in 2008 and we dated long distance for quite some time. It got expensive flying back and forth, as well as the living expenses in FL getting to be astronomical. I picked up my life and moved to TX in August to be with him. I love it here, but I definitely miss the beach! This is the first time in my life I’m not within 10 minutes of putting my feet in the sand!

  • Allie June 1, 2010, 7:06 pm

    Good luck with the house hunting.

    I moved to a new province about 6 months ago (from Toronto, ON to Calgary, AB, Canada – about 3000ish miles away). We moved for my bf’s job, and future prospects, as well – but its hard being away from family and there is definitely an adjustment period. Just make sure you get out and see all the new things in Charlotte and I’m sure you will love it there.

  • Elizabeth June 1, 2010, 7:21 pm

    Good luck with the house hunting!

    I moved to from FL to OH for college when I was 18. When I graduated (got married shortly after) the hubs and I moved to Australia. A little over two years later we moved from Oz to AL and a little less than a year from now we’ll be moving back to FL. My husband is moving down in Aug and I’ll follow in May when I finish my masters. I’m definitely ready to just settle down somewhere. I’m sick of spending SO much money each time we move (especially internationally – holy cow!). I’m also tired of moving and feeling like we don’t have a permanent “home.” I want roots. 🙂

  • Alyssa June 1, 2010, 8:25 pm

    I moved from upstate NY to Baltimore on a whim with two of my friends when we graduated from college. It was a rough adjustment at first but I met my husband here and love it now! Good luck!

  • caitie June 1, 2010, 8:39 pm

    I moved a lot as a kid! Lived in probably 10 or so houses and about 6 or 7 states. My dad was in the Air Force and I couldn’t be happier that I moved around so much! Now I actually crave it and get bored after a few years. Then I went to Orlando for school for 3 years, just graduated, and now I will be moving to Chicago:) I really just love to be in new places!

  • Michele June 1, 2010, 8:53 pm

    I moved all over! I was born in Toronto, Canada, and moved from there all the way across the country and down to Oregon for my mommy’s work.

  • Casey June 1, 2010, 9:23 pm

    Good luck house hunting and have a safe trip!

  • Leah @ L4L June 1, 2010, 9:45 pm

    I’ve moved around so much! Washington, Virginia, England, Germany. I’ve spent a lot of time in Illinois, Montana, Texas.

  • Brandy June 2, 2010, 12:17 am

    We just moved cross country from North Carolina (Raleigh area) to California (Orange County). We moved for my husband’s job. It’s been an adventure, especially with two little ones in tow!
    Good luck on your move and congrats to you and your husband!

  • Marieke June 2, 2010, 4:59 am

    How exciting, good luck with that. I moved countries from Holland to Great Britain about 6,5 year ago and it was a great move. I suppose if you see how big USA is a state move over there is almost the same as a country move here depending where you go! (besided the language difference of course.. :-))

  • Allie June 2, 2010, 8:53 pm

    Last August we moved from Chicago to Los Angeles, both for my job and my husband’s PhD program. It’s been quite the adventure!

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