real talk // we've moved!

…and just like that – we’ve moved.  I am no longer a Charleston resident.  I’ve given a few glimpses of our move on Instagram and on the blog, but haven’t answered any questions about the details.  It was a sudden move.  Let’s just say our December was filled with about six huge life changes, all within a few weeks.  It’s caused a lot of unrest and even sometimes fear, but we’re trusting that this is the right path for us.

Brandon was offered a great job – really a perfect opportunity for him professionally.  And this job is in BEAUFORT!  We are moving “home.”  Being near both of our families warms my heart.  I love Beaufort, I really do.  Gotta say though – Charleston is a hard place to leave.  

I was expecting tears, but they haven’t come yet.  If you know me personally, you know I am a VERY sensitive person.  I cry a lot.  I cry while watching the Lion King.  I cry when I’m happy.  I cried when the Today Show showed the Rockefeller Christmas tree being brought in on a truck.  I cried every time I moved all throughout college… even if I were only moving two miles down the road.  I mean, look at this embarrassing picture of me in Ryan’s wedding.

Now that’s just BAD.  I’m sure that face will come soon enough when I think about our life in this beautiful place.  But don’t be fooled by my sob story, I am so excited to move to Beaufort.  If you’ve been there, you know it’s a little mini Charleston.  Rich in history and beauty.  It was even voted America’s Happiest Seaside Town!  It’s really a great place.  And only an hour and fifteen minutes from this other place I love, Charleston.

Back to the move.  All of our things are in storage.  Basically, we’re homeless if you ask me.  I am still in Charleston (working the job I love) and living with Ryan and her weepy groom up there (totally three’s company).  Brandon is in Beaufort starting his new job.  I’ll soon start commuting every day from Beaufort to Charleston until I get settled in a new position.  I don’t know where I’m going to work in Beaufort, but hey- we’ll figure it out.  I don’t know where we’re going to live.  Do we buy, rent, build?  …and WHERE?  Life has a lot of options, I’ll tell you that.  Thank you, Mom & Dad, for letting your married daughter and her husband live upstairs for a month or so.  You thought you had gotten rid of me, didn’t you?  Oh me.

So yeah… there’s that.  I’ll share updates, promise. 

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  1. January 7, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    Good luck with the move! Beaufort is gorgeous, and I would totally move from Charleston to Beaufort. It's so relaxed and quiet and quaint!

    Xo-L
    simplylowcountry.blogspot.com

  2. January 7, 2014 / 5:31 pm

    Good luck with the move. That is so insanely quick, but quite exciting too. How wonderful you can move closer to home :)!

  3. January 7, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    Good luck!!

  4. January 7, 2014 / 5:41 pm

    Wow that's a lot to take in! In major life changes like these you see how wonderful and supportive your friends and family are! Congrats to Brandon on his new job! I'm sure you're family is excited to have you nearby 🙂

  5. January 7, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    Best of luck with everything! I know how hard this can be (I just moved in October for my fiances new job) and it can be tough at first but luckily you've got your family and Brandon near and things will all work out, sometims it easiest just to throw everything in the air and I'm always amazed at where we "land". Sending well wishes your way!

  6. January 7, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    oh girl, good luck! Just let those tears flow when they come. I know literally how hard it is to move from Charleston. But life takes you where you are meant to be. And it sounds like this is such a good move for y'all! So many exciting things ahead! I think it's awesome for y'all to start off on such an adventure together. It will only bring you closer and stronger. xoxox

  7. January 7, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Wow! Sounds similar to what I am going through with my mom. I wish you the best! Trust in God and your path will become clear.

  8. January 7, 2014 / 6:00 pm

    That picture is priceless 🙂 Good luck with the move!

    xx,
    Jen

  9. January 7, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    Aw, congrats and good luck!! I giggled about you crying over the Christmas tree. Hey, the holidays are emotional, I get it! Best of luck to you. 🙂

    • January 7, 2014 / 8:53 pm

      I totally could not handle seeing that beautiful tree cut down! …then wheeled into the big concrete jungle. I didn't know if I was crying tears of sadness or joy. I'm a big baby.

  10. January 7, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Good luck!! The exact same thing happened to my husband and I last December…we had exactly 2 weeks to move from DC back "home" to Raleigh,NC for his new job opportunity. Finding a home, planning our wedding 4 months later and me starting a new job all at the same time was a doozy, but I entirely trust in God's timing and that absolutely everything happens for a reason! Excited to read about your new adventure 🙂

    -K

  11. January 7, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    Best of luck with your move! Times of transition can be hard when it feels like everything is up in the air but it sounds like this is the right move for you guys, so that's amazing!

  12. January 7, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    Oh wow! I'm sure it's all for the best, especially since you two are from there and have family nearby (will be nice when babies enter the picture!) And you're right, Charleston is not far away…I've heard great things about Beaufort. Good luck to you two in getting settled into your new home!

    http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

  13. January 7, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    Welcome to Beaufort! Let me know if you need help with the job search- just did it about 8 months ago and landed at Kinghorn Insurance! We closed on our house yesterday in Gray's Hill and used Lisa Weslake with Century 21 as our agent. Let me know if you want her contact information. She was incredible- highly recommend. Do you know what area y'all are looking! Where will Brandon be working?

    charlotteperrow.blogspot.com

  14. January 7, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    Congrats to you guys, the start of a wonderful new chapter!

  15. January 7, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    Best of luck with everything!!!

  16. January 7, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    Congratulations on Brandon finding a great job! It seems like something wonderful is bound to come along for you. Oh, and Beaufort?!?! I live in Charlotte and have to say that your home town is one of my favorite places to visit.

  17. January 7, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    Congrats to you both!! What an amazing opportunity and let's just say I'm sure your parents are so excited!!

  18. January 7, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    Congratulations on your exciting new transition! We are trying to relocate to Charleston and have to wait a little while longer, and leaving each time we visit is so tough! Best of luck in Beaufort!

  19. January 7, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    Congratulations … this is a big change but an exciting one!

    And my lands — you are still so pretty when you cry! Lucky girl! 🙂

  20. January 7, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    That wedding picture is adorable! And best of luck with everything – it will all work out for the best!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  21. January 7, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    I am emotional too, so I am sending Tissues and Prayers that all works out… you know it will. Consider this a true testimonial to your new marriage, new opportunities, and many other blessings. I know all will work out, yikes on the 'interim' commute though…at least you have a reliable new car for traveling 🙂 Happy 2014!

    xo-Brittney

  22. January 7, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    I started following your Blog and Instagram sometime last year – I must say I was so curious where y'all were moving! You inspired me to start blogging myself. Can't wait to hear all about Beaufort! Good luck with everything, new adventures can be so wonderful. ( :

  23. January 7, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    It sounds exciting and scary at the same time, but it will be a fantastic journey for both of you, no doubt. You will have a chance to put a stamp on whatever place you will rent/buy/build and being closer to home – that's priceless. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you that all works well – I'm sure it will! Looking forward to hearing more updates, good luck!

  24. January 7, 2014 / 9:50 pm

    Oh my gosh what a series of emotions!!! It will all work out the way it is supposed to! 🙂

  25. January 7, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    The photo of you is adorable! There are certain Christmas songs that bring tears to my eyes and all those Hallmark movies . . well I've had a few good cries this holiday season for sure.
    Congratulations on your move and best wishes in the beginning of another chapter . . .

  26. January 7, 2014 / 10:14 pm

    Congratulations! Love following your blog and all the neat places you visit in Charleston! Look forward to your new chapter in Beaufort!, I have never been, just drove by on the way to HH from Greenville. I too cry at the drop of the hat, I cry at the begin of Mass a lot…the Choir and everything is so moving! lol Enjoy the adventure!

  27. January 8, 2014 / 12:18 am

    I LOL'd at your adorable picture. At least you don't ugly cry!! 😉
    What an exciting, and terrifying, time for you and Brandon. I'm looking forward to more updates.
    XO – Samantha
    http://www.playdatesandpearls.com

  28. January 8, 2014 / 3:52 am

    everything happens for a reason! wishing you all the best!

  29. January 8, 2014 / 7:19 am

    I wish you the best of luck with everything! That's so great that your husband was offered a great new job in a place that is so close to both of your families! But I know it'll be difficult to leave Charleston…it always is (I sure do love that place!)

  30. January 8, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Congrats and good luck! And that photo is precious!

  31. January 8, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    Congrats on your big news! When I saw that y'all moved I thought you meant into a house or something! Atleast Charleston and Beaufort are close enough that you can drive back and forth to visit your friends here!

  32. January 8, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    Aww yay! I was wondering what the news was about where y'all were moving! :)) Congrats to the hubs on the new job!

  33. January 10, 2014 / 2:29 am

    Awww sad for y'all to leave Charleston, but I know ultimately Beaufort is where you guys wanted to be. Congrats to Brandon and you'll find something soon enough. In the meantime, have fun with Ryan and Whit!!

  34. January 10, 2014 / 2:31 am

    Sad y'all are leaving but know ultimately it's where you guys wanted to end up. Congrats to Brandon and you'll find a great job soon enough. In the meantime, enjoy living with Ryan and Whit!!

  35. January 12, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    Thinking of you both – a lot of change and uncertainty is not easy! Good luck x

  36. January 24, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    Been reading your blog for a while, but a silent reader. Just had to comment and say "Welcome to Beaufort!" My hubs and I moved here 1.5 years ago, were also engaged here (at old sheldon) and now both work here! It wont take long for us to meet in such a small town, so looking forward to it!

  37. January 24, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    Been reading your blog for a while, but never commented before. Had to comment to say "Welcome to Beaufort!" Hubs and I moved here about a year and a half ago, and just bought our first place. We love it! Wont take long to meet in such a small town. Glad you'll be local!

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