Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm Moving to Slovakia in 33 Days

Everything is about the change. Heather and I are moving to Bratislava, Slovakia on January 7, 2009 — just two days after we celebrate our 1st Anniversary.

After two great years as a Promotional Copywriter for multichannel retailer QVC, I'm taking a job as PR Strategist for the European branch of Trans World Radio. Heather interned with TWR in 2006, and will return to work for them as an Internal Communications Journalist. I'm excited to navigate new jobs in a new country together. OK, I'll confess: I'm a bit nervous, too. So far I know two words in Slovak: "hi" and "blanket". (Weird, I know.)

As you can imagine, this is shaping up to be quite the unusual holiday season. We're moving out of our beloved little apartment in West Chester the weekend before Christmas, packing most of our belongings in storage, and staying with my parents through Christmas day. Then, road trip! We'll stop in Ohio for a couple days to visit friends, then continue on our way to Omaha, NE. Heather's a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding on January 3, and we'll be staying with Heather's parents until we fly out of Omaha on January 7. Crazy!

In the meantime, our lives are largely consumed with to-do lists, boxes, and generalized frenzy. Still, we've been enjoying our first holidays as a married couple (today's our 11-month anniversary!). We're doing our best to keep our heads on straight and truly savor our last few weeks in PA. The future is loaded with an exciting blend of adventure and freak-out uncertainty, but with God to guide us and each other to lean on, I couldn't be more content. Bring it on.


Heather Colletto said...

This made me all warm and cozy inside. I love you.

Marcel said...

You'll be fine. I'm living in Slovakia now for 5 years, and it is a great place to be.