Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Waiving Goodbye to the Mitten
Well, this is it guys, my last post from Michigan! Jon and I moved here from Chicago a year and a half ago. We had a good run while we were here, but it's time to move on and pursue our careers. While we're looking forward to our new adventure together, we're both really going to miss our friends and family. I'm so glad we came back when we did though so that I was able to spend time with my dad during his last few months. It's been great being with family, having a job I love, and making new friends. I have a lot of great memories to take with me.
Our 37 hour journey starts on Saturday! I've always wanted to drive across the US so I'm super pumped about it. Of course, with the cats we won't be able to do any sightseeing. So that's kind of a bummer, but I think just the drive alone is exciting! My best friend and I used to plan these elaborate US summer road trips when we were in high school. Of course, we weren't old enough to rent a car and on $20 a week allowance we certainly wouldn't have gotten very far, haha.
Our first day will be the longest drive, which is 14 hours to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sunday will be Tulsa to Albuquerque, New Mexico (where of course, knowing Jon & I we'll be "breaking bad"), and then on Halloween we'll be in San Diego! We'll be driving through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and obviously California.
For now I've decided to keep my blog name as "Midwest Mayhem." At least until I get a better idea of how long we'll be in California and what the future looks like. It's not only about the physical location either. I've lived my whole 28 years in the midwest -it's all I know! So I look at it as bringing a midwest mentality to the west coast! My biggest fear when I get out there is culture shock. Jon isn't too worried, and he has a good point that we'll be meeting people from all over out there, not just people from the west coast. When I moved to Chicago I lived in a co-op with people from all over the world, so I was immersed in a huge melting pot from the get-go, which I loved. At the same time though just being out and about most people I'd run into on a daily basis (fellow students, customers at work, people on the bus...) were from Michigan so as much as my life was diversified it also felt very much the same. What this all comes down to is that I don't want to be around fake people or as Holden Caulfield would say, "phonies". I feel that Southern California is stereotypically the land of phonies. But hey, if you want to be in the film industry there's really no way around it. Either way it's a new adventure and a new chapter in my life and even a bunch of brainless phonies can't take that excitement away from me. :)
Haha, okay I'm done with my rant now. I'm sure we'll be fine out there and meet cool people and all will be well.
Starting Friday I have an awesome group of guest bloggers lined up to keep things going around here while I'm on the road, so make sure to check back for their posts!
The Kids Are Alright Tee: American Apparel/Work Shirt
Skirt: The Gap, Gift
Necklace: Forever 21