three weeks notice.


Hi Friends. Happy July.

I am a wave of emotions this morning as I note the arrival of this long-awaited month. Not only is it my birthday month... but it's also the month in which my whole world will be changing as I relocate to the other side of the country. It's a decision that has been a long-time coming and seven long months in the official making. Honestly, I can't believe it's here. And I can't believe how far I've come since last December. It's been the monster of all transitions between what was my life in Orange County and what will become my life in New York. I've done a lot of healing and self-reflection here in Ventura, and though I will miss being HOME, I am excited to step back out into the world and be an INDEPENDENT WOMAN AGAIN. *que Destiny's Child*

I want to say a really big THANK YOU to all of you who have been reading and providing me with love and support as I've had rounds of "YAY!!!!" and also rounds of "Holy Shit, what am I doing." Cause honestly, even though I call myself a tough girl eager to welcome any and all change/adventure that comes my way... I still get scared. I'm scared right now (big time). But like my Dad says: "Only once we start running in the direction of the things that scare us, is when we truly allow ourselves to start living."

Time to start packing and saying goodbye.

For those who are just joining in on my shenanigans, Welcome! You can read all about my decision and journey to New York here. If you happen to live in New York, or New Jersey or anywhere on the East Coast, please say hi! I'd love to meet you and make friends :)

In other news, I want to shout hooray because an official new blog design is on its way. I am so thrilled to have hired the beautiful and talented Dana of Wonder Forest to make me up something fresh and pretty. It should be arriving here shortly. I'm just waiting for my dear friend Anna to deliver some photos she took of me to be incorporated into the design.... stay tuned!

Also I will be attending the great Blogher conference in August. If you are too, please say hey!

Besides all that.. Happy day to you all. I'm off to see the gym wizard and then work... to hand in my three week notice.... always tough saying goodbye to a job!


  1. You are a strong, brave young woman; New York better get ready for you!
    Can't wait to see your new blog design :)

  2. So excited to follow you on this journey Punky! You're going to have a great time and I have no doubt that you'll have all of us cheering you on. Can't wait to hear about NYC recommendations!


  3. Can't wait to see the new design!!

  4. What an exciting adventure you have in front of you, it's always hard packing up and moving away from the familiar, but every time I have done it, it has always been worth it. I'm visiting New York (from the UK) in September, it'd be great to get some recommendations from you of places to visit once you have settled in.

  5. Thats such a great and exciting step to move away!!! I am very excited to follow your journey and your experiences!!
    You're gonna rock NY!

  6. Cute blog girl and congrats on moving to NY!!

    Feel free to check out my blog and enter my giveaway :). xo

  7. So happy for you! Moving to a new place is an exciting thing. Im excited to read about your transition to the big city!

  8. Wow, 3 week notice! That is a pretty big deal, but so exciting for you! I think this move is going to rock your world in the best way possible.

  9. Thanks for linking up with The Blogger Party!
    Keep spreading the word on facebook and twitter, I really appreciate!
    Thank you so much for the love & support!!

  10. I am so excited to
    a) read about your adventures
    b) wish you a happy birthday
    c) see your awesome new design
    d) all of the above

  11. Hi! Found you from the Blogger Party :) I live in Jersey now but I lived in the city for a few years so please let me know if you've got any city questions :) And my birthday is also in July, so funny right? I'm a new follower!

    The Tiny Heart

  12. ACH! That's super exciting and congratulations on it all

  13. How exciting, so happy for you for all that you wrote about :) Wishing you the best in all that's to come!

  14. Seriously though, can we have a combined birthday? I am a July baby too (the 12th to be exact). Also I think you'll do well in NY! Well I know you will do well there :)

  15. SO EXCITING!!!!!! =) =) =) You know New York is much closer to Indiana [me] than California?! ;) Just saying!!!

  16. East last blogger meet up in Philly for cheesesteaks, coming soon.
    Can. Not. Wait.


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