Yes, we’re over 30 and moving to LA.
Even in the best of us, that tiny little sentence jump-starts our anxiety triggers: palms start to sweat, eyebrows start to furrow, the tongue sets firmly against the roof of your mouth as the jaw starts to clench; and the mind starts to swirl with all manner of rationale and reality that says “you shouldn’t be moving at 30; you should be having babies; you should spend that money you saved on a home – buy a home for god’s sake!; LA will devour you – do you know how many snot-nosed nose-jobbed 25 year olds are out there?!”
This is actually the perfect time to move out there. Anywhere, really. We’re kid-free and debt-free, unless you count that unconscionable amount of Student Loans will carry around with us for the rest of our days!! And, while we may be pretty old…well, I don’t really have a counter for that. I mean, maybe I can pass as a younger gal…28? 29? …le sigh.
The exact leave date is up in the air, but we need to be in LA by March 1. It’s been weird to think about “where we’ll be when”…Ben’s next birthday will be in LA; I’ll be in LA before Wine Fest; where will we watch the Colts’ first kick-off next season? But my work-wife put it best: By the time Sean [the bachelor!] gives the final rose, I’ll already be in LA. That really made me freak out. It’s all happening so quickly…
So we say farewell to Indianapolis, the city that has nurtured us and made us well-rounded people. We’re off to be little fish in a big pond, and I hope you’ll follow our adventures, which are sure to include hilarious and heartfelt video updates and hilarious and enviable photos.
Every city is what you make of it, Indianapolis or LA; or Chicago; or Sheboygan. The city we’re headed to has a rich and abundant art and culture scene, but what LA doesn’t have, and what I’ll miss most of all, is my deep and meaningful friendships that I have here. I – we – look forward to hearing from all of you in the next few weeks as you say goodbye to us in your own special way. And we thank you in advance for all the encouragement you’re about to pour over us!
–Rebecca & Ben–