Transition is bittersweet

July 9, 2013 § 5 Comments

So again it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Exciting things have been going on for me, the hubs baby to be & Chaz! Other than growing this baby πŸ™‚ work has been very busy. We’ve also been preparing for a big move! In August our little family will make the move to Rochester, NY. We are moving for hubs to begin his MBA program at the University of Rochester! It’s also a great move for us because my sister lives there and my parents and Nana are not too far away. Not to mention some of my closest friends live in the Rochester & Syracuse areas. We are very excited about this move, especially with this little pea in the pod coming fast. We are sad though to leave our home in Arlington, VA and leave behind our family here. Carlton’s parents, brother & sister-in-law, my uncle and his family and my aunt and her family. Β Here we also have a phenomenal group of friends who have certainly become family.We have been so blessed to spend so much time with these folks over the last 3 years (since we moved back to DC from Boston). We are a little bit transient, but we like to keep things interesting :). Β This time of transition is truly bittersweet. While we are thrilled to have Carlton making this very big move back to school, and welcome this baby into the world in Rochester we will miss our life here.

I typically don’t do well with transition, I mean who does? I’m trying to combat that past history by really being thoughtful about finding a community in Rochester. I am coming up on my 1 year anniversary of being a Crossfitter. Finding Crossfit has changed my life so much and I will miss my box here in DC. Even though I will be close to 30 weeks pregnant when we move, I’m hoping to find a box that embraces me & my pregnant self. That way it will be easier to transition back into the community when baby makes it’s debut. I’m also excited about joining some “new mommy” groups, hopefully meet some new friends to take walks, have coffee with while I’m on maternity leave. I’d also love to find a church when we land.. I’ve found a great church here in Arlington and I’d love to find something similar in Rochester. Hopefully Carlton & I can find things to do together as well since we are so used to having “couple” friends. I know that will come with time. Overall- very excited and looking forward to this change. I just keep telling myself to “embrace, embrace, embrace” this time of transition.

Baby & I are doing well. Plugging along at 23 weeks! The time is really flying by. We’ve chosen our doula, ordered our baby furniture and are rocking and rolling right along. Posts to come on all these things πŸ™‚

Hope you all are enjoying your summer! Have a margarita or a glass of sangria for me πŸ˜‰



§ 5 Responses to Transition is bittersweet

  • Meg says:

    Obviously Bob & I are biased but we love Flower City Cross Fit. I can think of two pregnant friends who I CF with now & the coaches help them determine how to scale — works well for both of them. πŸ™‚ Let us know when you guys get up to Rochester & we can grab dinner at our favorite Paleo restaurant!!

    • Sarah D. says:

      Thanks so much Meg! I’d love to come check out Flower City. We are going be living downtown so I’m not sure how convenient it is… do you know how long of a drive that would be? πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to meet you & try yummy Paleo food!!

      • Meg says:

        Convenient you’ll be living downtown because our favorite place, Roam Cafe, is on Park Ave. There’s a new CF box on Park Ave, too — although I don’t know much about it. I can ask around about it. FCCF is in Henrietta which depending on where you are downtown is probably about 10 minutes give or take.

      • Bob says:

        I obviously second what Meg said. Even if you don’t go with FCCF I’d be happy to talk to you about the other CF boxes in Rochester. I don’t know much about the new one on Park Ave in terms of their community, but I’ve heard really good things about the two owners who opened it up (both are Regionals competitors too, if I’m not mistaken).

        Where in downtown are you going to be living? Let us know when you’re in town and settled in!

  • Sarah D. says:

    Thanks so much you guys! I just liked the Park Ave box on FB and messaged them, so we shall see. So appreciate the recommendation. We are going to be living on Harvard/Farady.. so super close to Park ave. Can’t wait to meet up! πŸ™‚ YAY friends in Rochester!

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