I’m Going Going, Back Back…

… To Cali, Cali!

I’m sure if you follow me on twitter, you have probably guessed by now that I decided to take the leap and move to San Francisco!

I am excited, scared, anxious, happy, overwhelmed but ready to take this head on.

Oh and by the way, I need to be out of my apartment by September 20th!!! While this is so soon, its okay because that means I will be home by my birthday (September 30th) and that means I am going to be started my 27th year off fresh and focused in the state I want to be it. And that has to be a good sign.

I have a lot to do in less than a month, but I know I can get it done. Probably the only thing I know for sure as of this moment is that I will be driving. Hopefully this is my last cross country road trip ever because it is definitely not my first.

I will keep you all in the loop as I go, but I just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all of you who had the nicest words of encouragement to say to me. I appreciated them all so much and they really did give me that extra push to make this decision.

So with all that being said, here goes nothing!! California here I come!

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It was so nice yesterday to be able to make lunch in my own kitchen. I think this is my new dream. Making lunch at home everyday. I am going to try to live as close to my new office as possible (you know when I get my dream job after I land in SF next month) so I can walk home for lunch.

I whipped up a pretty tasty salad complete with lettuce, onion, cucumber, feta (fat free,) hummus guacamole, a slice of turkey + a strip of turkey bacon. I also put a little Trader Joe’s Fat Free Balsamic on top. First time having this + I loved it!

A little while later I had a snack of banana + Dark Chocolate PB + chia seeds. Yum, yum + more yum.

A little while after my snack I headed to the gym for my 2 miles that I needed to make up for after missing it this weekend. And you know what? It felt so good. I think with all my news, I just needed to run! I warmed up and planned on running 1 mile, doing a breather and then doing the other, but at 1 mile I knew I could do more so I kept on running until I was at 2 miles. It felt pretty good! I cooled down, and did some upper body strength work (lat pull downs, rows, chest press + some ab work) and called it a workout.

I made a quick + easy dinner afterwards of whole wheat pasta, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, garlic + chicken sausage with some olive oil on top. Oh + a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan. 🙂

I also had a I’m-moving-back-to-California-celebratory glass of wine, + I ended my night with one of these.

Have you ever driven cross country? Favorite route? I think I know which way I’m going but I probably won’t share until I get to CA! (Safety first!)

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16 thoughts on “I’m Going Going, Back Back…

  1. Congrats! It sounds like you definitely made the right choice for you and it’s going to be such an adventure!

    When I moved from VA to CA, we took the southern route, which was pretty blah, but it was in the winter, so we had no choice. I know the next time I make that drive, I want to try the Northern route. Very exciting stuff!

  2. Hey! Hooray! Perhaps when I come to SF for Foodbuzz in November we can meet? 🙂 I have just started reading your blog, but I feel a special bond now, as I took a leap of faith and moved to Texas last summer just because I felt I needed to. Lucky you, it sounds like you are returning to family and whatnot…congrats on the decision!

  3. I need to get in on that Chocolate PB action. I’m just afraid. Afraid I will love it too much. Nutella and I have a similar relationship. Ok, and I love me some Skinny Cows. I nibble the edges first to get all the cookie part that’s not touching the ice cream. My husband hatest that cuz he always wants a bite and I’ve already put my mouth around the whole thing. 🙂

  4. YAY! I can’t wait for you to get here!
    Do you have a job lined up? Are you living with family? Ahh! I have so many questions – maybe I should just email you! 🙂

    Good luck with the drive/move! My husband and I drove here from DC last September – I feel ya!

    • Email me! broccoliniandcheese@gmail.com

      But to answer your Qs quick, I have a lot of job leads and have had several interviews so hopefully when I get there I will get something quick! I’ll stay with my mom when I first get there and the will find a place of my own once I am employed!

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