I always try to write these editor’s letters the first week of the month, but the first week of this month was a total loss for me (kind of like the entire month of June, too). Here’s why: I’m moving to Seattle. Like Seattle, Washington. On the West Coast. Home of Starbucks and Bill Gates. On July 18. We’re moving for my husband’s job, and will be there for about a year.
Long story short, I basically spent the last few weeks packing up my house and selling things on Craigslist, which is why my editor’s letter telling you that I’m moving to Seattle is a week late.
I’ve never lived on the West Coast, and am super excited to check it out. Plus we got a really amazing apartment downtown (see pics throughout this post…can’t wait to decorate!)
But, what I’m probably most excited for in this move is that, because we won’t be in Seattle very long, I’m not going to get a full-time job…and I’m going to freelance instead. Which is something I’ve always, always wanted to try, but have been too scared to just do. I’ve been building up a client base literally for that last three years, all while working my full-time job and running this blog, in the hopes that one day I’d get the balls to just quit my 9-to-5. So, I’m glad life is finally forcing me to take action on this plan I’ve had for.ev.er.
Freelancing also means I’ll hopefully have more time to work on L&C, too, and finally do some things I’ve had in mind for years, like creating a weekly newsletter and taking more original photography.
Other than that, the site won’t change all that much, except I’ll be writing from the Pacific time zone. And you’ll probably see a lot more of the Seattle skyline and amazing cups of coffee on our Instagram account.
One last thing: I’ve never actually even BEEN to Seattle. So, if you have any recommendations or must-dos for me, I’d love to hear them!! Leave ’em in the comments section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.