The title of this post comes from one of my favorite Lyle Lovett songs, “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas).” Do you know it? If not:
Are you getting the idea yet of what this post is here to say? I bet that you’ve guessed by now, but I will spit it out, anyway:
My family is moving to Austin!
This has all happened kind of quickly, but it feels really good. As bittersweet as it will be to leave Portland, especially under these circumstances, I could not be more excited about returning to the arms of my family and some of my dearest friends. Just thinking about getting to see some of my favorite people on a regular basis gets me all emotional.
Texas friends, I look forward to seeing you soon.
Portland friends: thank you so much for five years of joy and silliness, of drinks in mason jars and summer evenings of grilling while wearing hoodies, of coffee and donuts at Sweetpea and Christmas cookie parties, of food carts and sitting on blankets watching birds fly into a chimney, of Summer Parkways and berry picking, trips to the coast and Bagby hot springs. It’s been lovely and I will miss you dearly.