After Texas, we were able to spend a week with our family in Arizona. It felt great to take a break from vacation and be at home for a little while. The best part of our week was getting to talk about our future plans. After lots of contemplation we have finally made the official decision to move to Arizona this August.
Coming to this decision has not been easy. We are incredibly sad to be leaving Michigan. We love Grand Rapids and will miss our friends and family in the area immensely but we are also excited about the career opportunities we will have in Phoenix. We plan to be in Phoenix for at least the next three years. Both of us studied urban planning in undergrad and we will finally have the chance to use those skills. Annie plans to intern at LVA Urban Design Studio while she decides about whether or not to pursue a masters degree. Taylor plans to work with his dad on a new real-estate development company.
As of now, we are planning to arrive back to Michigan in mid June and move to Arizona in August. There are still many details to sort through, but we are very excited for this next chapter in our lives. We hope this will be a time of learning and exploring in the right direction for both of us!