My husband and I have had some very exciting news (I mentioned we were celebrating something really big in our Valentine’s Day & Celebration Dinner posts), and I couldn’t wait to share it! We’re moving to New England! More specifically, we’ll be living in Connecticut! I’ve had a lot of work opportunities on the East Coast that I’ve had to turn down in the past year and a half because we lived too far away to make them work, so when my husband was recently offered an incredible job out that way, there was no way we could pass up the opportunity to pack up our things and head to New England for a brand new adventure!
Moving to a new region has been something we’ve considered for a few years now, and whenever we would visit somewhere new, we’d discuss what it might be like to live there. The funny thing is, while we’ve both been to a couple places on the East Coast like New York City for New York Fashion Week, neither of us has actually ever been to Connecticut.
Due to the travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, we won’t be able to visit before we move. We’re moving sight unseen to another part of the country, which isn’t something I ever thought we’d do. I’m normally quite a worrier when it comes to make big life decisions like this, and I always fret about whether or not we’re making the right decisions, but I have a really good feeling this will be just the kind of change we’ve been searching for, and I think we are going to absolutely love our new lives in New England.
Although I’ve never been to Connecticut and I’ve lived in Northern Michigan nearly all of my life, my mother is from the East Coast and lived there most of her life. Some of her family has lived in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York for generations, and my dad has some family and friends in Maine and Rhode Island too, so in a way it’s like I’m going back to our family home.
We officially move next month, and I couldn’t be more excited to experience a new part of the country. We had planned to go on an East Coast road trip for a few weeks last year for our anniversary, but with the travel restrictions it simply wasn’t feasible. Now that we will be living there, we will have plenty of time to explore the gorgeous rocky coast lines, enjoy fresh seafood, have lots of new experiences and see the places where my family grew up or have lived for centuries. I can’t wait to share our new adventures and the process of moving somewhere we’ve never been before with you!
I may not be posting daily in the coming couple of weeks, as we say farewell to our friends and family, pack up, and make the trek over, but I’ll do my best to stay consistent. When we told our parents that we’re moving to New England, they were sad to see us go but happy that at least we weren’t moving to another country like they feared we would (one day hopefully!). Once we are settled into our new place, I’ll be back to daily posting and sharing more adventures in New England (after our 10 day quarantine, of course!).
Do you have any recommendations for things to see & do (or eat!) in Connecticut and the East Coast? If so, I’d love your recommendations!
Follow along on Instagram @AnnieFairfax to see more of what we do in our new home.