So, all of this happened so very fast and unexpected. Jeff was recruited by another company- they asked him what he thought about Canton, Ohio. We were all, where is Canton, Ohio?
While he was interviewing last week, I stayed back in the hotel for a while and watched the visitor's channel, on a loop, several times. There's just so many things to do- it's a city with events and art and life without being too large or too much. And it's close to Cleveland, a whole other place for us to discover. I decided to get out of bed and go for a walk. I went straight to the Arts District.
And it started to feel like home.
I can't wait for First Fridays.
I have a thing about public art. I think it's awesome.
There's something exciting to me about the thought of our little (big) family and it being just us and finding a new place to love and letting it love us back.
I stood in Henry's popcorn shop and chatted with him for a while. I was on a high from walking the city and meeting a lot of friendly people and I just felt this feeling so big and I bursted, "Henry, I hope he gets the job! I really want to live here." I can't wait to go back and tell him the good news.
Jeff is now the Ad Director at The Repository.
We were in the car on our way home when Jeff got the call. They offered him the job and he accepted. It just seems like one of those falling into place moments in life. And that is a wonderful thing.
Now...? He has to be out there next weekend. The plan is to get an apartment in North Canton so that we can get the kids in school on time next month. In the meantime, I'm here getting this place ready to to sell. One little box at a time stacking dangerously on top of my writing deadlines and video and usual house and mom of four workload.
Last night I finally hit my wall and stormed out of the house and went to Culver's and self-medicated with a burger and a coke in the parking lot. It helped. I'm ready to get back into the groove today. So many good things await.
Canton, here we come.