Sunday, April 5, 2009

The real world and the dream world

This weekend I was up in Milwaukee visiting my boyfriend. Milwaukee, as in the place I'll be moving to within the next 6 months. Eek!

Back in September when I made the decision to move up there, it seemed so far away. But suddenly the whole thing is becoming very, very real. I'm at the point where I need to start pumping up my resume, freshening up my portfolio and beginning the job hunt. Though I can't make the move until the end of the summer because of my current lease and the fact that Chicago is AMAZING in the summer, it's time I start getting serious. Yikes.

It really hit me last night when J and I were out on a double date with his two teacher friends, who are getting married in July. We went out for a couple of drinks after dinner and at one point, J's friend raised his glass and made a toast to me and my move to Milwaukee. He toasted to "new friends" and while it was very flattering, it scared the crap out of me, too. It was an "Oh my God, I'm really going to do this" moment. 

I'm excited to move there, I really am. Not because I like the city (ehh...), but because I'm excited to be close to J and after doing the long distance thing for 2 years, it will be really, really nice to get to see him on a daily basis. But I'm really going to miss Chicago. I'm going to miss living close to all my friends, the newly-established book club I'm in, being close to my brother and sister, working down on Michigan Avenue, Berry Chill, the water taxi, my Pilates place, etc, etc. I love Chicago. So while I'm excited to make the move, I can guarantee I'll shed a few tears as I pack up my apartment. Gosh, I'm already getting sad thinking about it...thank goodness Milwaukee is only an hour and a half away.

And by the way, I really need to stop watching Twilight. I bought it at Target so it came with a free iTunes download. So naturally, I downloaded it, put it on my iPhone and watched it on my way to and from Milwaukee this weekend. Not to mention the fact that I watched it a few times last week...I'm addicted to it.

So that would probably explain the crazy dream I had in which I became a vampire. I was at a family cook out and someone casually mentioned they were a vampire...and yeah, I just magically became one. So weird.

Speaking of weird dreams, I also had a dream that I met Justin Timberlake (eek) and then he had the stomach flu and gave me the stomach flu and I was psyched that I could tell people I got it from him. Gross. I also had a dream that I met the Gosselins (of John and Kate + 8), but it was 6 years in the future and all the kids were like morbidly obese. Sad.

Yeah I guess my mind was busy last night...and now I'm off to watch Twilight again. I need to stop.


Rachie said...

Moving is tough when you've been somewhere for so long. My move to Clarksville will be exciting but painful as well. I've lived in Murray for 5 years now and I love it here. Sure, it's nothing like Chicago (I love it there too) but there's just something about a small town. I know that moving will be good for me....what I love so much about Murray won't be here much longer -- school, friends, etc.

zenfullyme said...

My blog post today is going to be about Twilight. I saw the movie. Love it. Got the books from my sister. Got it yesterday, 2 chapters in. Totally excited about it!

Bayjb said...

That's crazy! I have family in Milwaukee and I'm going there this weekend! So nice to go visit.

erin - heart in ireland said...

That is so exciting and scary at the same time!

Haha, on the twilight movie. I read the first two books over the weekend and I'm on the third and they are ok. I'm not the biggest fan of them, but I want to see what happens. I find them all really whiny and annoying, but it is like a car crash and I can't put them down...

Mugs said...

Hooray for Milwaukee!! (My hometown is about an hour north of there.)

More importantly though - if you were my fiance, and you were sick of me watching Twilight, where would you hide the DVD so I could no longer watch? Cuz I've turned the house upside down, and my Edward fix is nowhere to be found. (Boy he's in trouble when I do find it and then force him to sit through it again!)