Big news! All about me, me, me. (So if you don't know me, or care about my personal life, click away, click away!)
I'm leaving New York! Gak!
Basically, I can't take living here anymore. I think all New Yorkers have a love/hate relationship with the city, but I've been feeling the hate way too often lately. I moved here after college for one reason and one reason only: to work in book publishing. And it is great and exciting (though not as glamorous as it may sound), but it's not enough to keep me here. If the center of book publishing were in some small city (preferably in the south), I would stay there forever and be as happy as a clam. Alas. There are many things I will really miss about my life here, but it is time to move on.
Now you are probably asking what I am moving on to. Well, I'm not exactly sure. Probably life as a librarian. (Where else can I be surrounded by books all day?!) I actually applied to a lot of masters programs and got very favorable results (I was rather proud of myself), but then I panicked and decided I wasn't quite ready for grad school yet. I've never really worked in a library, so life as a librarian is still kind of an abstract idea to me. What kind of librarian do I want to be? And do I want to spend two years of my life in grad school to be one? This is what I need to figure out. :)
So I am moving to Chapel Hill, NC. (EEEE! It's in the south, where it's sunny and warm and beautiful! And nearer my family too.) Twin is coming too---she's actually already gotten a fabulous job down there and everything. I'm applying to library positions and hoping that something comes through because I'm really excited about it. But if I have to take a few months and rely on the freelance editing I do, that would be pretty cool too. I've been working my butt off; I deserve a little break.
I have three more weeks of work here and then I'm outta here. I am sometimes sad and worried, but mostly excited and happy . . . and a bit relieved. New York really isn't the easiest place to live (at least for me). I don't like change, but after moving to NY as a little 23-year-old, knowing not a soul and having no job or money, well, this transition is going to be a piece of cake. ;)
Now for the important question: Anyone know of any good bookshops in the Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham area?
And listen to the great James Taylor. Is it any wonder I want to move there?