Announcement That’s a Big Deal to Me and Possibly Interesting to You

Well with a title like that I had better come up with something good, huh?

I’m moving! Not my blog, but me, the person behind the blog, Caitlin. I will still be here logging the woman-hours to bring you my scattered thoughts on books, movies, and beauty.

But for the next few weeks my posts might be a bit more sporadic since I have to be out of my current place by the end of the month. My living room is currently full of boxes and I donated my beloved couch and ottoman to a charity, so I’m currently writing this from my bed, which has also been stripped of its comforter and decorative pillows.

Moving is such a strange thing that you start to pack the most important parts of your life away while you’re still trying to live day to day.All in the hopes that you’re going somewhere bigger and better. I have loved my past two years in Orange, California. Truly, I could see myself settling down in a community like it one day.

At the same time, I think it’s healthy to move on and explore a new space. I won’t be going far–the big move is to LA (woo!). I’ll have roommates again and there is the possibility of getting a dog, so lots of new experiences that I can’t wait to embrace.

Once I get settled in to the new place, posts here at the bubblewrappedblog will continue as per usual. I’ve got a movie review in the works and some product comparisons and my monthly ipsy bag review. So keep an eye out for those posts sometime in the near future!

Move Um Out…Rawhide!

This is it. THE BIG MOVE.

I’ve casually mentioned moving out to California and the epic packing, which God help me, the latter is not quite done. Overwhelmed does not even begin to describe the sensation of packing up your life. I honestly did not realize how much stuff I have collected over the years.  And the hard thing is that not all of it can come out there with me.

Letting go is something I struggle with. I keep mementos of major and minor events in my life–like my ticket from The Merchant of Venice, in England, or the pennant from my high school. Well those little tickets and trinkets add up. I’ve had to recycle and toss a lot of things both big and small, which has been so hard. But moving  out of St. Louis is a new opportunity and I’m ready to embrace it!

My convoluted journey begins tomorrow morning with a trip to Ohio. So I’ve got to go back to move forward. I’m actually spending some time up there with him and then he’s going to help me get out to California. We’re going to make to most of our adventure out West and make a couple of stops on the way. We’re not making huge plans, the one thing I know for sure is that when we stop back in St. Louis we are going to stop at the zoo because we both love penguins (the St. Louis Zoo has one of the coolest penguin enclosures I’ve ever seen).

So in the midst of all this moving/packing/driving I will not be blogging. When I get the chance to write again I’m sure there will be so much to say!