New Chapter: Moving Back to Asheville
In June of 2018, I announced on this blog that we were about to start a new adventure. My partner, Matt, was accepted into Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, and we were getting ready to relocate. Law school is a 3-year experience, and it’s hard to believe that time is almost over.
We had no idea in the last three years that we would experience so many things. Law school is not for the faint of heart, and there was a lot of adjustment, especially in the first year. And the stress accumulated. Three days after moving into our new apartment last summer, we lost our 17-year-old Sphynx cat. In October of 2020, we lost my 85-year-old father.
And, of course, we could have never planned for the COVID-19 pandemic that changed everything in the spring of last year.
But there were so many good things that happened, too. We were able to reconnect with our friends in Atlanta, where we lived for ten years before moving to Asheville. We brought home Toast, our feisty Devon Rex cat. And we learned a lot of new things about the way we want to live moving forward.
Now the time has come for us to move back to the house we love in the city we’ve adopted as our home. I want to take a look at my goals and plans for the rest of the year.
Redecorate the House
We’re already working on this goal. We began by painting the living room and bought a few pieces of new furniture. We are also planning to repaint the kitchen. Since the house was built in 1948, I want to give it an Art Deco meets Mid Century vibe. I even bought a fabulous Art Deco liquor cabinet that I will be refinishing over the summer.
Get Involved in the Community
Our move back to Asheville coincides with being fully vaccinated and feeling safer, so I am looking forward to getting more involved. Before we left for Atlanta, we belonged to several local organizations. I want to get back to that and consider new ways to give back to the community. I am actively looking to get involved in the local business community and affordable housing.
Grow My Business
One of my goals is always to grow my business. I love working for myself, but that means I am always looking for new clients. What I can offer are nearly ten years of professional writing experience and extreme reliability. I do good work, so my clients stick with me, and I’m always looking for long-term clients to add to my roster.
Connect with Friends
I am giddy that so many of my friends are getting vaccinated, and my pod can expand. I know that we need to remain safe, but it will be good to hug people again. Once it’s safe to do so, I plan to host a few get-togethers at my house and be able to reconnect with the folks I haven’t seen much over the last three years.
What are your goals for the rest of the year? Let me know in the comments.