Well, this is it.
It’s been an incredible 8 years here. So incredible in fact, that I am having a hard time sitting down to actually write this post. It’s not that I don’t want to leave; I know our path will always take us back to the north - but I am so grateful for having been here that I can’t help but be a little sad. Sure the traffic can be obnoxious, and the muggy, sweaty summer heat can certainly take some getting used to, but Miami has been and will always be a city of vibrancy and inspiration. I’ve made some friendships here that I will mourn when we drive away, and not just with people. (Though I will, and you know who you are!) The ocean was a constant companion to me. Visible from my studio window, I learned it’s colors and movement; it’s moods. My nightly running path took me along the coast, or down the bay and I grew to love the salt sting of the sea water mid-run. I know I will find other paths and trails, but nothing will replace the thrill of running with the waves.
I’ve shut all my shops down until January 2nd, I’m hoping that will allow me to unpack and organize before the new year. If there is a piece you’d like to place on hold in the meantime, simply send me an email and I’ll do my best to get back to you ASAP.
Otherwise, if you have any suggestions for successful cross-country moves I am all ears. The last time I did this was after college and I had a total of 3 tupperware tubs, so I am feeling all sorts of out of my element here!
I’ll check in occasionally via Instagram during the move, and can’t wait to get everything settled into our new home in Michigan.
Thanks for joining me for this part of the journey, here’s to the next chapters!