Hi, everyone. My apologies for not keeping up with my blog, newsletters, etc. Our move from Dallas to Seattle on January 23, 2015 was harder on my body, my mind and my soul than I had anticipated. But here I am, still standing (better than I ever did – to copy a phrase from Elton John).
Why We Moved
My husband John took a job in executive recruiting for Amazon Web Services, which necessitated a move to Seattle. It was a very difficult decision for us as we weighed many pros and cons for moving to Seattle versus staying in Dallas. Ultimately, we looked at the bigger picture and took a longer-range view. This job would provide John with a great career challenge and an opportunity to work for one of the world’s fastest growing companies.
Where We Settled
We had not been told before the move how difficult it is to buy a home in Seattle (low supply, high demand). Despite the odds, I trekked out almost daily to see homes all over the city and on the east side as they call it here. Many people were praying for us, and it showed. God was in control. In 30 days’ time (miraculous by Seattle standards), we had a contract on a home in West Seattle. We took the above family photo on the back deck of our home in April. At least John and I appear happy about it!
We moved into our lovely blue craftsman home over Easter weekend. We love West Seattle, which has a gritty, urban feel mixed with a friendly, small-town vibe. In addition, we live 1-1/2 miles from Alki Beach, which is where many Seattlites congregate in the warmer sunny days of summer. So, along with being new residents of the Pacific northwest, it looks like we will be “beach” people, too! Who would have thought?
What’s Next for the Blog
In the coming days, weeks and months, I will introduce you to some of the places I’m visiting in Seattle and in West Seattle and keep you in the loop on what I am doing here. Thank you for reading! I miss you, Dallas! xo