north is up, right? that’s how i always pictured it.
well, according to this map i found on the interweb, pennsylvania is definitely more “up” than tennessee.
and folks, that’s where we’re headed.
to pennsylvania. (you now have the option to say that with a dracula accent or not, i choose to about half the time.)
having never lived north of well, here, i’m finding it impossible to predict what it will feel like to live so far from sweet tea and southern drawls. so, i did what any child of the internet would do, i did some wiki-research.
pennsylvania – |ˌpensəlˈvānyə| – a state in the northeastern U.S., with a short coastline along Lake Erie in the far northwest; pop. 12,281,054; capital, Harrisburg; statehood, Dec. 12, 1787. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, it became one of the original thirteen states
state dog: great dane.
state tree: hemlock.
state motto: virture, liberty and independence.
state beverage: milk?
those are good things, right?
well, get ready for more good things! like the answer to the obvious question: WHY?
after a roller coaster of applications,waiting, and more and more waiting, the hubs has snagged a spot in a great graduate program at lehigh university in bethlehem, pennsylvania. he’ll be teaching freshman writing, getting a master’s in english lit, and soaking up the academic world once again.
tell me this isn’t a beautiful place?
you know what’s even more beautiful? we’re going on an adventure! moving to a new place, starting new jobs, defining who we want to be around new people, in a new part of the country. new, new, new, new. who knew it would be so fun!
and the best part? we get to do it together – a little bit of old with all the new!
this week, as i start attempting to engage in the ridiculous act of packing, i’ll be focusing on the new, but cherishing my sweet nashville.
five years in nashville.
going to need a whole bunch of posts to download on that . . . but for now, we’re movin’ on up north in T-minus 3 weeks, and i’m excited for the new!