One more note on moving…
So yes, we are moving in January.
This is not wholly surprising. In fact, it’s exactly as planned.
My offer letter – dated November 2007 – states clearly that the firm will assist me in moving back to the U.S. in January 2011.
That was three years ago.
THREE. T-H-R-E-E. THREE!
In that time I have made friends from all over the world, learned at least a 12 different words in both Flemish and French, tied the knot (twice!) and fallen madly, head-over-heels in love… with Belgium. It’s food, it’s people, it’s laid-back yet rich culture. All of it. (Even the weather is lovely when you take into account all the opportunities to wear your awesome pair of plaid Wellington boots.)
Amazing architecture + lots of Wellington weather. What’s not to love?
And if I love Leuven, then Lou is obsessed with the place. In the 7 or so years we’ve been together, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him as happy as he is here.
Which is why we decided to stay a smidge longer. A year-ish. No longer. Not one day past January 2012. Definitely not the additional 3 years we signed for in the lease. I mean, did you see our new place? Who would want to spend more time there? No, we’ll definitely be back in the land of candy corn and Turkey day in no time. ish.