Monday, April 1, 2013

BIG NEWS

Let me just preface this post by saying, "Happy April Fools Day!" But my announcement is not a trick... though I thought about fooling you.

Today is April 1 aka deposit deadline day for many law schools. I hinted this weekend that I've made a decision, but now I'm ready to let you all know where I'll be spending the next three years of my life...




Yep. I'm heading south to Cajun Country. I'm going deep into the heart of Blue Dog country to New Orleans!

I can't thank y'all enough for taking this journey with me. Reading all of my many posts and tweets about the LSAT, my concerns about where to in these recent weeks. I got so many encouraging emails, tweets and comments from y'all, and I honestly don't know that I could have kept my sanity without y'all.

Now this news is definitely bittersweet. I'm really terribly upset about leaving the district I've called home for the last three plus years, but this is the best fit for me. Plus don't you worry, I plan on returning to DC frequently to visit. I really can't believe that I'm leaving, but I'm going to make the most of the four months I have left here, and I hope you'll join me!

Also... I don't think I read any NOLA blogs. Do you write/read any blogs from down there? I'd love to make a few blog friends before I arrive this summer!

38 comments:

Britta Marie said...

oh wow congrats!!! new orleans is beautiful, i frequently wish i had chosen to go to school there!!

Alissa Kelly said...

CONGRATS girl! We will have to get together and celebrate at some point!! That is so exciting!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Jenn said...

I'm sad to see that you're going to be leaving, but I'm really happy for you! New Orleans is super fun and you'll love it there I'm sure! :)

Jessica Manning-Garner said...

OMG, congratulations! I've never been to New Orleans. I'll have to come visit you!

Kelsey Heinze said...

I'm so happy for you Emily! We MUST have a congratulatory cocktail before you leave!

Mrs. Type A said...

Congrats!! My grandlittle in my sorority is doing Teach for America down there and is on her second year and absolutely LOVES it. It will be fantastic! :)

Niki Caron said...

Oh wow that's amazing!!! I love New Orleans - it's such a beautiful city! Congratulations!

Alyssa said...

That's amazing–congrats! NOLA seems like such an awesome city, I can't wait to follow along in your adventures!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Huge decision. Congrats! I've never been to NOLA, it remains on my list.

Mary said...

Yay!! Congrats!!!

Sarah said...

Whooo! Congrats! NOLA is a great city!!

Jen said...

Absolutely amazing! I am so happy for you. :)

Betsy Transatlantically said...

amazing! we'll miss you in DC but you'll have the best time in NOLA - congrats :)

Adrienne Clark said...

I'm not a NOLA blog but I'm a Baton Rouge blog! And have lots of friends and fam in Nola and frequent there since its only 45 min away! Congrats!! Nola is amazing!!!! Welcome to Louisiana :-)
Adrienne

Christa @ Significance or Nothing said...

Congrats on your decision!

Simply Evani said...

Congrats on deciding! NOLA is going to be so much fun!

jackie jade said...

awesome - it's a tough decision, but i'm sure you will be happy. congrats on making a decision!
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Emily! That must be such a relief to know where you'll be spending the next 3 (potentially more!) years. I can't wait to read about your law school adventures and your exploration of New Orleans! How very exciting :)

Jamie said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Sara said...

OMG YAYYYY! How exciting! I think you made a fabulous choice and I am so excited to follow your journey to NOLA through your blog!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

There is one blog I think in NOLA called Haute off the Rack. I'm not in NOLA but I'm still in LA. Just the north!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Kayla said...

Congrats on your decision. Should have a great time in between all that hard work and studying.

Memoirs & Mochas

Jayme and Mendi said...

Congrats to you girl!! I love NOLA!!! Can't wait to go with you on this fabulous journey!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Treasure Tromp said...

congratulations my dear! How exciting!!

Allyssa said...

Congrats Emily! I can't wait to hear all about life down in NOLA!

Allie Emme said...

Congrats! Louisiana looks beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog :) Really liking your blog and am now following via GFC!
xx Allie | A Song to Pass the Time

tara said...

how exciting!! much closer to TX! :)

Nat said...

Woohoo!!! How exciting! NOLA is going to be amazing.

smk053078 said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is so exciting! You are going to LOVE it there. It's one of the coolest cities in the US!!

Mree said...

Congrats!!! Best of Luck!!! Very exciting!!

Best, Mree
www.twinlivingblog.com

Tarin said...

That is awesome! I can't wait to hear all about it on the blog! Make sure to eat some beignets for me :)

Bonjour! said...

,,,congrats to you Em! how very exciting and what a fun adventure you have before you! you're going to love NOLA. promise. cheers! to you, the beginning of some serious studying and beignet's to break the monotony of the books!,,,

Leslie said...

Congratulations sweet friend!! NOLA will be AWESOME. I can't wait to read about your journey there! Soak up your last months in DC.. but you sure have some exciting changes coming for you soon! It's fabulous!

Betty said...

Hi Emily! I saw your question on The Magnolia Pair about moving to New Orleans. I wanted to say as I'm a blogger who lives in New Orleans! Once you get here I'd be glad to meet you help you learn the ropes of a new city. Also, I see you're going to law school? Tulane or Loyola? I ask because my husband is starting night law school at Loyola in the fall. I'm excited for you, New Orleans is a great city!

BREI said...

Congrats! I live in Baton Rouge but am always in New Orleans. If you ever have any questions I would be happy to help.

BREI said...

One more thing. I thought you would enjoy this quote.

When asked to recommend one city in the U.S. where everyone must eat, Anthony Bourdain answered:

"In America, there might be better gastronomic destinations than New Orleans, but there is no place more uniquely wonderful. So I would say New Orleans. With the best restaurants in New York, you’ll find something similar to it in Paris or Copenhagen or Chicago. But there is no place like New Orleans. So it’s a must see city because there’s no explaining it, no describing it. You can’t compare it to anything. So, far and away New Orleans."

We'd have to agree! Full CNN article: http://ow.ly/k1f2k

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Congrats!!! This time last year (literally this day last year haha) I was in NOLA. I didn't enjoy myself until right before we left and now I want to go back. My team is the Saints so I plan on visiting this fall :)

Dara @ The Southern Thing said...

Just found your blog and I'm so glad I did because I can't wait to hear about your adventures in NOLA! That was my home for the past 23 years! I promise you will love it!!

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