Happy Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was a good one—a few of my girlfriends threw a house party on Saturday night and we had the best time drinking wine on their driveway. I’ve got a crazy busy week coming up with lots of work for my day job, a fun happy hour on Tuesday night that a lot of my blog squad is going to, and then on Wednesday, we’re celebrating Monica‘s birthday at Le Dip! Busy weeks are great because they fly by, but I’m exhausted by the end!
My family heads to Newport, Rhode Island next week for our summer family vacation. We’ve been once before, in 2005, but are so excited to get back to one of our favorite coastal towns. If you have any recommendations on where to eat / drink or what to do, definitely let me know! We’ve had a lot of fun putting together an itinerary!
MOVING TO DC /
You read that right—I am moving to DC! Ever since I returned from a trip to visit friends in New York City back in March, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about whether or not I wanted to stay in my apartment for another year. Truthfully, it’s been the best first solo apartment—the space is wonderful and I love walking to work everyday. But, I’m a little farther away from the action than I’d like to be and am really craving a more urban (hah) lifestyle. Instead of moving my entire life to a new city, I thought I’d try moving to the city I’m closest to and become a city gal that way. I’ve also found that not many of my friends live in Arlington anymore—they’ve either moved into DC or moved out to the suburbs. I’m not ready to do the latter, so it’ll be fun to be close to many of my friends again and not have to commute so far to social events.
That being said, I have loved living in Arlington and am definitely going to miss it! The good news is that my office is in Ballston, so I’ll still be here on workdays and am excited to take advantage of the newly renovated Ballston mall, if it ever opens. I moved to Arlington five years ago Labor Day Weekend, and am leaving it almost five years to the date. It’s bittersweet to close this chapter, but I’m excited for a new adventure. And hey, who knows, maybe I’ll be back one day!
While I was seriously considering moving to the Navy Yard because it’s so fun down there and I love the idea of living close to the water, I ultimately decided to move to Dupont Circle. It will make my commute to work a lot easier, and I was able to find an apartment that checked all my “must have” boxes—a separate sleeping area, washer-dryer in-unit, someone to sign for my (many online shopping) packages during the day. My new place is much smaller than my current space, but I’m excited to really edit down what I have and only keep the things I love. I’ll be sure to share the process with you! And, I am finally having a photographer come shoot my current apartment on Thursday, so I’ll be posting those pictures here soon.
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