The Story of Charleston

Charleston SCAfter sharing the exciting news on Instagram that we’re moving to Charleston, SC in July, I wanted to give a little background and details about our move and why Charleston. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2010, I made the decision to move to the low country and start work in a city where I knew  less than 5 people. It had been years since I’d last visited the city, but for some reason my gut led me back and I’m so incredibly thankful that it did. Brian and I met through mutual friends while he was finishing up medical school there and we then did long distance when he moved to St. Louis that spring for residency training and I went to Charlotte, NC.

We always knew that Charleston was somewhere we hoped to be able to move back to. Besides having an amazing culinary scene, beautiful geography, exciting history (and preservation) it holds so many of our favorite memories. It’s where we got engaged, married and where my family lives. Every time we went back to visit it was harder and harder to leave. For both of us it’s a place that while living there we never took for granted. I can remember waking up each and every day feeling so thankful to live in a city that I wholeheartedly loved.

Fast forward a fun three years in St. Louis and three years of fellowship training in Atlanta, and Brian officially accepted a job specializing in oncology back in Charleston. We’ll be moving there July 1st after he finishes fellowship and things are going to be relatively chaotic until then. I’m heading back this weekend to meet with a realtor and start the process of figuring out which part of town we want to live in, daycares, timelines, etc.  There’s nothing like having a baby to realize just how nice it will be to live in the same city as family (hellooooo babysitters!). It’ll be bittersweet leaving Atlanta where our best friends are, but to say we’re excited for this next adventure would be an understatement. I can’t wait to take y’all along on finally getting to really dive in and decorate our home, sharing even more of my favorite Charleston spots and showing you a glimpse of life in the lowcountry.

xx

9 Comments

  1. January 25, 2018 / 6:12 am

    Sooo happy for you guys! Your love for Charleston has always been super obvious and I know you are thrilled you are heading back there! Best of luck as you try to figure everything out!

  2. January 25, 2018 / 8:41 am

    So exciting! I went to Charleston for my babymoon and it’s one of my favorite cities!

  3. January 25, 2018 / 9:08 am

    Yay! So exciting!! 🙂 When we were there over Christmas I really did not want to leave. Everything looked so pretty and the weather was SO nice. We are going to try to go there once a year since my husband’s parents don’t live too far from Charleston. Looking forward to hearing more updates and I am sure that you will find a beautiful new home! 🙂

  4. January 25, 2018 / 9:50 am

    OMG so exciting! I just love Charleston! It’s one of the few Southern towns my husband agrees that he could live in also. Who knows, maybe one day!? Can’t wait to see which area of the city y’all decide to live in – the homes are just so damn charming, I love it!

  5. Biana
    January 25, 2018 / 11:35 am

    That is so exciting!! I want to go back to Charleston soon so I can’t wait to see you again!

  6. January 25, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    How exiting! So happy for you guys – and yes, being near family is AMAZING once babies enter the picture! lol xx

  7. January 25, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    ugh so excited and i’m so jealous! charleston is one of my absolutely favorite cities! we’ll have to get together next time i’m in the area 🙂 we try to go once a year! I can’t wait to follow along on your new adventures this year 🙂

  8. January 25, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I am THRILLED for y’all!!! Nothing like putting roots down and feeling at “home” and OMG having family close by with a little one is the best.thing.ever.

  9. January 26, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    Aw congrats on the move. It will feel so nice to be back with family!!