Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Introductions

After two years away from the 49th state I am finally returning! It has been months of job hunting and house hunting, but, the pieces are finally falling into place.  I found a great condo that allows me to keep both my boyfriend and my dog (double score!).  And, I found a great job as the Curriculum Director/Lead Teacher at a childcare center in Juneau. 

Over the next eight weeks Cody (the boyfriend), Specks (the dog), and I will be packing up our lives in Southern Illinois and preparing to move.  Some might think that this move should not take two months to prepare.  But, between selling our furniture, immunizing the dog, applying for passports (yes, we are attempting to drive), and saying goodbye to friends and family, we are staying mighty busy. 

 So, for the next eight weeks I will be writing about the misadventures and attempts to pack up our lives into one car and few shipping totes.  Then, the real fun will begin as Cody and I make the 3,000 mile drive to Prince Rupert, BC.  At that point, we will be boarding a ferry to take us to Juneau.  If all goes as planned we will be unpacked and living in our condo by October 23rd.  Wish us luck! 


  1. I am definitely looking forward to hearing all about this awesome journey in your life. You continue to amaze me with your strength and your desire to live life to the fullest... so proud of you. Happy Trails, Good Luck, and have fun!!!
    Love, Mom

  2. What a brave,bold,beautiful girl you are Hannah. I can see your mom is so proud and supportive. Well done Mom! That is the sign of success when we raise our babies to be strong enough to set out on such an adventure and make their dreams a reality. Hannah, you are captivating! I am enjoying your blog so very much. Bravo and best of luck to you!


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