Hi friends! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written, but I have some news!
3 ½ years ago I moved from Atlanta back to Cincinnati (I had lived here from 1993-1998) for a fresh start in my career. The first 6 months were some of the most stressful and hardest times of my life – if you’re not aware of all that happened, I can fill you in later. But, I stuck it out and things eventually got better.
Deep down I always knew it was a matter of when, not if, I would move again. Recently, a fantastic opportunity came my way that I could not pass up. It combines my love of film and my career in marketing/partnerships AND it’s back in Atlanta! Side note: I’m staying within the same parent company so that makes things easier, too…natch. And so, in a couple of weeks, I’ll be loading up a moving truck and saying SO LONG, CINCINNATI!
My time here has been filled with highs and lows and lots of learning! Here’s what I will miss the most:
- The FOOD!!! Holy crap this city is a foodie lovers dream! I’m surprised I didn’t become a total fatty living here. Some of my faves were: Sotto, The Red Feather, Enoteca Emilia (RIP), Otto’s, A Tavola, and Bakersfield.
- The convenience of living in a walkable area. Living downtown at Current at the Banks was pretty great…barring the occasional late night noise. I could walk to work, restaurants, parks, and run along the river. Also, it was pretty darn cool living in between The Bengals and The Reds stadiums.
- The surprising amount of things to do. There’s a festival, street party, or road race basically every weekend! Sometimes I would go to things by myself (ain’t no shame!) and just people watch. Some particular fun ones were The 2015 MLB All-Star festivities, Taste of Cincinnati, Oktoberfest, Cincy Soul, Bunbury, Opening Day, Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic, The Covington Farmer’s Market, The Redlegs Run, The Flying Pig, Hyde Park Blast…the list goes on and on.
- J.Crew Mercantile at Rookwood. No joke. I did some damage at that store on a weekly basis.
- My coworkers. Wow…I met some insanely smart and talented people at both of my jobs here. I’m really gonna miss working with some of the best folks in the business.
- My friends, old and new. It was great coming to Cincinnati with a built in set of friends from high school. But, I also met and made new lifelong friends while I’ve been here. You folks (and you know who you are!!!) got me through some tough times and made living here more enjoyable. The laughs, the wine, the late night porch talks, so many fun times…THANK YOU for everything!
So, thanks for the memories, Cincinnati. I’m a stronger, smarter, and braver woman than when I arrived. Atlanta, I’m coming back, so GET READY!!!