I honestly don't know where to start when it comes to everything that's happened over the past month, but I'll see what I can do...
First off, after just a week and a half on the market, we sold our historic home! We were lucky enough to have a cash offer, which allowed us to move forward on our house hunt in the DC area.
After learning Joe would be stationed here, I met with area news directors back in January. Incredibly, one of them called me out of the blue in April and offered me a job! The only catch was that he needed me to start as soon as possible.
I accepted the gig at Fox 5 DC, gave WGNO my two weeks' notice and started packing!! In the meantime, we found a house in Alexandria and put in an offer sight-unseen.
With a car full of luggage, I waved farewell to my entire family and moved to DC alone. I'm staying with my second cousin's wife's parents, who have welcomed me with open arms. Joe and the boys will arrive in June, when we hopefully will have closed on our new house.
Somehow, in the span of one month, I've managed to sell a house, buy a house, quit a job, take a job and move across the country! I'm not sure "whirlwind" fully sums up the insanity!
It's been a week since I started at Fox 5, now, and I'm starting to settle in. The station is an absolute dream with everything you'd expect in a top market. I'm surrounded by seasoned journalists and photographers, the stories are on a national scale and we even have a chopper!
Saying goodbye to New Orleans was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, but this new adventure offers opportunity, challenges and a lot of excitement ahead. I can't wait to leave my mark on this incredible city.
And I'm getting to do so in fabulous style, partnering with Maggy London to show off their petite collection online and on air.
It's a new chapter... a new adventure... and I'm ready to take it on!