Moving…It’s Just Our Thing
We start our love story in Boston in 2011. Then we move to Singapore for 2 years in 2012, which people thought was absolutely crazy. Crazy, maybe, but one of the best things I’ve ever done. Then, in 2014, we head back to the motherland to start our life, and possibly a family. We decide on San Francisco. This was it; we are going to build our new life in this crazy, amazing city by the bay. Steve starts his job at one of the oldest brand consultancies, and is eager to climb the strategist ladder. I go back to Equinox, because it feels comfortable, having worked there in Boston, and is then unexpectedly given the Coordinator position, which is quite the opposite of comfortable. The first few months in my new role are tough and I come home every night wanting to demote myself back to Pilates Instructor. But by December I am on a roll, and getting the hang of running the Pilates studio at Equinox.
After 3 short months, I have built the following at Equinox I have always wanted. I have a Pilates team that continues to amaze and impress me, to this day, and have made friendships that will last. My group fitness classes are packed, and I am teaching in front of 50 plus people, all excited to come back for the next class. I love my job, and I would not change anything about it.
Last month, only one year after arriving in our “new home” Steve tells me he received a job offer from an advertising agency, wanting him to step in as the strategy director. I am so happy for him; this is where he had wanted to get to since the day he started this career around the world in Singapore. Unfortunately, this promotion does not come at his current gig. Nope, it is for a firm down in San Diego. Here we go.
The Lampert’s are moving again. To be honest, I never imagined myself even wanting to live in San Diego. Southern California, yes. Secretly I have always wanted to be a SoCal girl. But maybe Santa Barbara or LA. I have never even been to San Diego. After a bit of real estate research, it is a done deal. I thought the Internet was broken when my results came up after putting in our search parameters. More than one bedroom and bath, a full stand alone house, a garage, washer and dryer. It is like real life. Over the past year I have become so jaded to what is normal. San Francisco, turns out, is not at all sustainable if you want to start a family, and this opportunity in front of us helped us to realize this. I love our home in Russian Hill; after just a year, it really does feel like home. It’s absolutely perfect; for just us, and Paya. But I am not okay with putting a potential child in our walk in closet turned nursery. First, Steve is not ready to give up his closet, and second, I want more. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
After a weekend trip to San Diego to check it out (although this wouldn’t be my first rodeo….I moved to SF without ever stepping foot here), we find a great place to live in La Jolla, and decided to make this happen. On August 28th, 2015, we will be moving down south.
San Francisco will forever hold a special place in my heart. I fell in love with this city, and with all of our friends and my clients and students. I am excited to start yet another journey, and who knows, this could be our forever home. And I am so excited to check in with you in another year to share stories of a new place, new friends, new job, maybe new family members??
Thank you to everyone in SF who have made our time here so memorable.