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We’re Moving (John and I, Not This Website)

As I write this, John and I have just finished moving things out of our apartment, and are getting ready to hit the road and move out of Idaho — back to Cleveland, Ohio, my hometown. Words cannot express the excitement I feel at this moment, that we finally will leave this place and start anew.

Here’s the good news:

  • John passed his dissertation defense this week, went very smoothly. All that remains is his internship year.
  • And speaking of the internship, John already found someone to work with him in the Cleveland area. Still working on the details, but should have it together before the end of the summer.

Since we’ll be on the road this week, and I’ve had WAY too many things going on, I won’t be able to post anything this Friday. My apologies. I should be back a week from today.


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23 Responses

  1. Sherrie
    Sherrie June 25, 2012 at 9:25 am | | Reply

    Happy trails! We will miss you here in [State]. Thanks for all you’ve done for us. – Sher

  2. Nathalie
    Nathalie June 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations to you and John! I am so happy you have this incredible opportunity to move back to your hometown! Good on you both for making it through it together. I know your situation will be much better in Ohio compared to [State]. Best of luck to John on his internship and work! Keep us posted and be safe on the road. Enjoy your new place!

  3. Bruce
    Bruce June 25, 2012 at 7:11 am | | Reply

    I’m happy for you two. Life is a long journey but I know that everything will be fine with you and John.


  4. fernando
    fernando June 25, 2012 at 8:37 am | | Reply

    happy for ya,FYI,is Cleveland really a place for women?like Hot in Cleveland?lol

  5. fernando
    fernando June 25, 2012 at 8:38 am | | Reply

    And Cleveland need thunder,XD

  6. Allen
    Allen June 25, 2012 at 8:45 am | | Reply

    Congratulations on the PhD and condolences on Cleveland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM).

  7. Naomi
    Naomi June 25, 2012 at 9:15 am | | Reply

    Congrats! I’m so glad to hear that an internship is working out for John! Hope the move goes well!

  8. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian June 25, 2012 at 9:26 am | | Reply

    Jocelyn, nice to hear some positive news from you. Congrats. Don’t worry about John’s internship. Have good vibes about it. It should work out nicely.

  9. Mayte
    Mayte June 25, 2012 at 10:08 am | | Reply

    Congratulations to you both on a job well done. Glad to hear things are moving forward and that you can both have some peace (aside from interning!). I’m excited for you! =)

  10. Sveta
    Sveta June 25, 2012 at 10:48 am | | Reply

    Hey guys, glad to hear that everything is working out fine so far *knock on wood* Good luck and let’s hope for more positive news 🙂

  11. Eileen
    Eileen June 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm | | Reply

    Wow, I am extremely happy for you. This is great. 🙂

  12. Shameme Adams
    Shameme Adams June 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm | | Reply

    WOW!!, happy for you Jocelyn!…it’s the famous Shameme Adams here! ha ha. Can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done. I’m still trying to convince this gang I’m genuine! but we’ll get there!!. I know moving is hard but will be worth it in the end. Hope we can meet one day. Shameme x

  13. namenotgiven
    namenotgiven June 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm | | Reply

    Glad to hear that things are going better for you both.

  14. Chris
    Chris June 26, 2012 at 1:36 am | | Reply

    It’s really excited to hear all these good news. As a Chinese proverb “ku jin gan lai”, after suffering comes happiness, you two will get what you want.
    Good luck!

  15. Rebekah
    Rebekah June 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm | | Reply

    Oh, this is wonderful news! So glad you guys are moving somewhere a little more friendly. 🙂

  16. Bruce
    Bruce June 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm | | Reply


    This is what I’m talking about! I’m very happy that you and John agree on moving forward with your lives. It doesn’t matter where you move as long as you have each other.. This is what marriage is about.


  17. Laowai in Shanghai
    Laowai in Shanghai June 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm | | Reply

    Welcome (back) to the rust belt! I hope Cleveland has more opportunities than Buffalo (where I am).

  18. Tiffany
    Tiffany June 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm | | Reply

    Can’t wait to meet up with you and John – Grumpy’s, here we come.
    Give me a call after you both have settled.
    Cleveland has changed a lot – whatever others have portraited us, well, it’s just an individual view. Cleveland Rocks!!

  19. Tiffany
    Tiffany June 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm | | Reply

    When you both have settled down, give me a ring. We will meet up @ Grumpy’s 🙂
    Cleveland Rocks!!

  20. Claire
    Claire June 28, 2012 at 1:00 am | | Reply

    Glad you are moving somewhere you’ll both be more comfortable. Hope the move is going smoothly!

  21. Reo
    Reo June 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations to both of you!

  22. Caroline
    Caroline July 5, 2012 at 12:18 am | | Reply

    Gratulations. Finally you got through all these. This is the best news in 2012.

  23. Jim Kenny
    Jim Kenny July 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm | | Reply

    Congrats on the success and welcome back. I’ll admit I’ve been too self involved of late so I’m now learning of your change in geography. I welcome any chance to reconnect and help you network back in your hometown. Again, welcome back and good job, John.

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