Namaste y’all

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I was looking at the calendar yesterday and it looks like I only have 2 weeks of school left! When we moved out here to Georgia we didn’t know what was going to come next. It was one of those “leap of faith” decisions. We knew we were ready for a change, and that’s exactly what we got! Savannah has been good to us. I love that we are only 2 hours from the grandparents,  20 minutes from the beach, and a 5 minute walk from the neighborhood pool, and we have met some fun and interesting people here.

And now we are again standing on the edge of the next change. It’s pretty clear that I won’t find work in Savannah, so I’ll be looking for the next opportunity elsewhere. Portland and Austin are the two top cities on our list, but I’m not sure how picky I will be able to be. It’s pretty strange to think that I’m going to be an alumni soon and that I won’t have access to Gulfstream anymore!

I was thinking about a top ten list of things that I learned in Savannah, so I’ll end with this:

10. The Savannah salmon is not an endangered species. “Salmoning” is when a bike rider or walker is moving “upstream” against traffic in a bike lane. It seems to be the favored mode of bike way finding around these parts.

9. There is a lot of energy right now around trying to build a reason for design grads to stay in town. If the city were a little more flexible with some of its laws, Savannah might be able to pull it off.

8. It pretty much rules to live so close to a warm beach.

7. Living near family is as good as living near a warm beach (ok, better).

6. I need to live in a place that has some topography. The low country makes me want to climb up a hill on my bike (any hill!).

5. Bugs are not my friends.

4. You can walk around and drink beer in Savannah’s historic center. I haven’t taken advantage of this unique law enough while here.

3. Humidity makes it hard to breathe.

2. There are good people everywhere.

1. Home is where the heart is.


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