I suppose it’s pretty much common knowledge now, but since the cat is out of the bag… I’m moving back to California!
Yes, my time as a Southerner is ending. A job opportunity came up somewhat quickly and it’s been a whirlwind ever since.
The truth of it all is that I moved out here for one job and, at the end of the day, that job was really the only reason I could justify being so far from my family. Since that job is no more, it doesn’t make sense to miss Christmas and be so far away.
I will say that the people that I have met out here (who are always welcome in Wine Country!) really did make it an awesome experience and they were definitely in the “pro-staying” column but the “pro-California” column was rather long too.
It may or may not have included Taqueria Rosita among the reasons.
I will be moving back to the west coast on March 10 and in the meantime, I have been attempting to pack and sell off items that will not be making the trek back to CA. Packing is by far the least fun part of this whole deal but after March 10 I won’t have to deal with it for a while so hooray for that!
The new position will also be in the wine business, though this time I will be combining lots of various skills into one position that basically translates to running the hospitality department of the winery. I will be handling event and event sales, along with wine club/direct marketing responsibilities and of course, web/social media work.
I’m very excited about the opportunity and also very glad to be back in the pacific time zone.
So. That’s my big news. If it seems like I’m flying under the radar in the next week or so, it’s probably because I fell into a box while packing.
To my New Orleans friends, we will most definitely be planning some sort of evening out prior to my departure and to my CA friends and family, get the butter and garlic tri-tip ready, I’ll be home shortly!
I’m so excited for you Colleen! You gave the south your best effort and did the hardest thing I think there is – leaving the Napa Valley after many many years. Welcome home, can’t wait to have you back.
I know Taqueria was at the top of that list, in all caps and underlined three times. 🙂 Congrats on the new job! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!
Whaaaa?? Congratulations! It’ll definitely be nice to have you back on the West Coast (also known as the Best Coast). Interested in hearing the deets (also known as details)!
Crikey, this is nuts!! Congrats!!!! I’m curious to hear more about your new job? What winery?
So maybe this is a weird sign again… remember how I moved back to Napa and then you moved to the south… well maybe, this means that I will be moving back to the south?!?!?
so excited for our coffee date! Jose, you should come too!
Laura, me too! And of course you’re invited Josers!