Monday, April 28, 2008


So. So I have some big news. Really big news that has been in the works for quite some time now, it just hasn't been official. Well it feels really big to me anyway.

The boy and I are moving to Singapore in July. We're going for his job, and we'll only be gone for six months (maybe seven if we travel after his business has been completed). As of now we don't have an exact date, but it looks as if we'll be leaving right around the 1st of July. The potential for this move has been the reason I haven't really been looking for a full time job, and it's also the reason I've been upset about my lay off, but not completely freaking out. It's also the reason I haven't been sleeping all that well and the reason I haven't been focusing on my weight loss quite as much as I would have liked.

I've been experiencing such a wide range of emotions since this opportunity came to us: excitement, nervousness, fear, thrill, even downright terror. More than anything though, is the anticipation of the unknown. This is a great opportunity, both for my husband's career and for our life together, and I cannot wait to see what it brings to us. It's a fairly short stint, so even though I know I will miss my family and friends, I'll see them again soon.

I have so many questions about what life will be like in Asia, what I'll do during the days while my husband is working, the kind of people I'll meet, where else we'll be traveling. I'm contemplating starting a new blog about our experiences over there as well, one that I'll probably open up to all of my friends and family back here, and you all as well if you'd be interested in it. I'll definitely still keep this one as a record of my weight loss endeavors as well.

Anyway, that's my big news for now. I'm sure I'll be talking about it a lot more as we approach our move date. I'm also still trying to stick to my plan and would like to lose 10 more lbs or so before we leave, so we'll see if I can make that happen while trying to rent out our house out and pack and plan and attend two bachelorette parties, a baby shower, two weddings, take a trip to Texas and have guests in town from San Francisco all within the next two months.

Today marks the beginning of week 4 of boot camp, and honestly I'm ready for it to be over (one more week after this one). I like the workouts, but I don't like waiting until the end of the day to get them completed and I don't like the lack of control I have when it comes to doing what I feel like doing that day. I don't know if I'll see a loss this week based on my scale reading this morning, which annoys me because I had a very healthy weekend for the most part, but I tend to see a drop on Mondays and Tuesdays so we'll see.

Thursday my cousin and her husband are coming to town to check out Denver (they are thinking of moving here from San Fran before they dive headfirst into babyville) so that should be fun, but having guests in town always presents a challenge when it comes to my typical routine. I'm really excited to see them though.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are off to a good start this week.


Jenn said...

How exciting! I think moving to another country, knowing it would be temporary, would be so much fun. I don't think I'd be so excited to leave my family permanently, but six months would be great. Good luck getting everything in order before you leave :)

Fatinah said...

wow - that is exciting - congrats!

jodi said...

i think this is an awesome opportunity - i would love to travel more but that requires money (if you want to go some place really nice)... you will have so much and you should totally start a new blog, or at least continue here... it will be fun to see what life is like over there... :o)

Kim said...

WHAT???? WHAT??? WHA??????


I am SO excited for you and the boy!! What a neat, once in a lifetime experience to have together!!! YOU BETTER PLAN ON BLOGGING ABOUT IT!!! :)

Nancy said...

That is so cool. Awesome for you guys. You will have so much fun. Please do blog about it. Then we can live it too!

Nicole said...

That is VERY exciting! I look forward to reading about your adventures in Singapore :)