Long time no blog post?!! I know, I am not in hiding... I am just in CHICAGO!
Sometimes you have those signs in your life where things just seem coincidental -- like when your boots just seem to be saying 'wear me today' and so you do, and then there is a unpredicted rain storm that day, so you are thankful you weren't caught out in your sandals with wet feet.
And then there are those other signs, where ignored whispered coincidences are turned into doors flinging wide open, and posting neon signs flashing above them, just so you are sure not to miss 'this sign'. Well, I think it is safe to say that The Drew and I are experiencing one of those moments. And even when all signs were pointing toward one clear decision, it was still one of the toughest decisions we have ever made. I can't really explain how this all came about, but when something falls into place as quickly as this opportunity, your only option is to trust and follow.
So, we have said goodbye to the ATL and moved to Chicago! The main reason for moving was an exciting opportunity for me to dive back into the Sensory field in the food Industry. With all my textile business momentum you might ask, why now? Well, for the success of M E G + M I L O, right now isn't the best time for it to be my full time. Anyone who has followed a creative dream would advise that it has to be a balanced path in the beginning -- get your feet under you before you take off on your race to dream success. Chicago has so many things to offer me, not only in my scientific career, but also my creative career, so I am very excited about my prosperous future here.
The toughest part of this big change has been making sure it also works for the Drew's career. Anyone who has relocated with two career-focused adults knows how tough it can be to make something work for both. While the logistics have been difficult, I am continually amazed as to how things have fallen into place not just for me, but also for the Drew, to make this move. I am talking lots of open doors, at just the right time -- we couldn't be luckier!
This transition also wouldn't have been possible without the loving support of our families, now that we are now 12 hours away from NC instead of 3 :( Thank you all!! :)
So now that we are getting more settled, this will be the first of many posts to come from our new home, CHICAGO!!!
xo - megan
PS - Any advice for us southerners now calling the midwest our home? Please share!! :)