7.31.2010

20 A Big Announcement...


Friends,

I have a big announcement....I am moving to Los Angeles at the beginning of September!!!

It has been oh so difficult to not discuss this with you, but I needed to wait until I let my soon to be former job know.  It has been killing me not to share with you guys.

It wasn't a completely easy decision to make.  I have lived in New Orleans for almost exactly 10 years {10! insane!}.  I don't regret my decision to live here one bit, I truely think it was the right thing for me to do. I love this city even with all its flaws...love it.  There is something so enchanting about it, its culture, and the people.  I can't even begin to tell you how awesome it was to go to college here...Tulane couldn't have been a more perfect fit.  I love the memories that I have from that fantastic time in my life {even with the hell that was Architecture School.} 

My first "real job" has also been more than I could have ever asked for.  I have learned so much, for which I have to thank my amazing coworkers.  I wasn't even sure I still wanted to be an Architect when I finished school, but now I know it was the right choice.  The friends that I have made with some of the people that I work with are ones that will last forever. It is hard for me to think about leaving them...

That said, the reality is I am to a point that I hate being away from my family.  I miss them, a lot.  I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to see them more than just  a few times a year.  And...I will be in Los Angeles.  I'm so excited about the opportunities that will create.  Although on the one hand it is scary moving to a new city, I think that uncomfortableness is kind of good too.

I don't actually have a new job just yet, but I'm working on it! If anyone knows of any Architecture firms that have any openings, please let me know! Or maybe someone wants to hire a full time blogger.  That would be ok with me too.

So, that's it! Here I go!

Jess

20 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hey - congratulations! Sounds exciting.

Freck said...

Hooorayyyy!! This is a huge decision, good for you! Please (of course) keep us updated on how the prepping, moving, etc. is going :) Have you been looking in a certain area in LA? Thank you for sharing the great news with us!!! Congratulations my dear!

Visual Vamp said...

Congratulations on your move. It's wonderful for the other LA ha ha, but a loss for New Orleans.
Looking forward to your blog posts from your new home.
xo xo

Alyssa Zygmunt said...

Best of luck on your new adventure!

Ana said...

I wish you the best of luck, all the way from Argentina!

M.M.E. said...

Congratulations! It always exciting to move. I just did myself and am loving my new California home. I hope your car looks less full than that one. :)

Jessica O'Brien said...

exciting news!!!! congrats on the big move + enjoy heading out here! i'm in l.a. + love it. can't wait to see your l.a.-related posts.

xo, jessica
http://www.jessicafulkerson.blogspot.com

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting!

Johannak said...

Congratulations!! LA...awsome!! :)

molly ruth said...

congratulations!! sending you warm wishes as you start a new adventure on the west coast.

Jenna said...

I'm a little bit inspired by you right now just quietly -I too study architecture [here in australia] I am one year off finishing my Masters and every week I doubt if it is something I want to be doing as a career. My blog is my creative outlet for all things design for the days I wish I was studying something else Design related.

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who has doubted what I'm doing!

Goodluck!

[and although Architecture School is 'hell' the friendships developed through two gazillion hours spent in the studio definitely make it worth it don't you think!]

Erin said...

So exciting! This is going to great! I too am looking forward to all your posts from your new home in LA!

Eleni said...

Hi, I have recently found your blog and I admit I am a fan since!

And now this post really touched me! It was like hearing my self talking! After 5 years in Athens working as an architect by a firm (not being quite sure if that was my dream job) I returned to my home city because I missed my family and place. Now I know it was the right thing to do and finally I have managed to practice freelance architecture and design the way I enjoy!

Think positive and be brave!
(sorry for the huge comment, hope you read it =)
xoxo
Eleni

Jessica said...

Thank you all so much. I cannot tell you how much your kind words mean to me...

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

you are going to be with your family, thats the most exciting thing, the little car looks loaded with stuff, i hope it carried you safe and sound

Sugar said...

Just read your announcement (a bit late), but so excited. California rocks. I am partial.

Anonymous said...

congrat and good luck!

Lori J said...

Oh best of luck to you!

Your blog makes me happy! Seriously, who can be sad surrounded by yellow?!

Looking forward to your posts from CA!

loving. living. small. said...

Moving to a new city is exciting! I've lived in LA on and off for 10 years and can definitely say it takes a good 18 months to really like so I hope you stick with it :) And although the traffic leans towards awful sometimes and other quirky things, it's a nice city that has tons of interesting neighborhoods and cool people. Good luck w your move!

movers Nebraska said...

Moving out for better opportunities certainly has its advantages but I guess the biggest drawback is staying away from your loved once. Seven years back, I got a job her in LA and it was one of the most exciting days I had, then suddenly everything dawned on me that I will be living my family back in Philippines. It was one of the most difficult decisions I made but it was all worth it. I get to visit them every Christmas but for this year, I am so happy to think that they will get to visit me here. Anyway, I wish you the best!

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