Wednesday, May 8, 2013
News & Updates
Next Monday, I'm going to be moving! Not far. I'm moving only about 10 miles from where I am now. I haven't ever shared why I'm moving on my blog, but those of you who follow me on Facebook know already. I don't share this for attention seeking reasons. This was seriously the craziest moment in my life, and it would be weird not to share it.
*Skip this next part to "Getting to the Point!" if you don't like long stories.
There is no way to put this lightly. There was a triple shooting/double murder in the apartment next door to me in February. I heard everything, it was behind the wall where we sleep. I wouldn't wish what I heard or saw that night on anyone. The event really shook me up, and I can easily say it was the most defining and terrifying moment of my life. I am safe. My bf and kitty are safe. I am thankful.
I have lived in this place for 6 years, no problems, but after this event I did some more research on my area and I was really ignorant to a lot of crimes that take place here. Since that one shooting in February there have been at least 3 other shootings within 2 miles of me (seriously what is wrong with people?---very sad). Also, living next to where something so horrific happened has left us pretty uneasy. Needless to say a move was in order!
Bf and I did some research on neighborhoods and found a place we like in early March. Yay! Sadly, the apartment complex I'm in now did not think murders next door to me was a reason enough to break a lease (really?!?) so we've had to wait it out.
Finally. the time has come and we move on Monday! My mom and grandpa are coming to help us move. Thanks for that! We're actually moving about 3 miles outside of the Disney World area, so I'm very excited about that! I even heard that you can see Magic Kingdom fireworks from our complex. I SO hope that's true! Lots to look forward to. I'm not a big change person, but I think something new and different will be good.
Getting to the Point!
So, yes while we finish packing, move, and settle in, you will be graced on Imperfectly Painted with some lovely guest posters! The guest posts will start tomorrow. I'll still be around Facebook and Instagram, but I'm taking a break from blogging during this process. This means that this coming Sunday there will not be a Share With You Sunday. You can still submit your links if you'd like, but they will be posted on the following Sunday's post.
I will be back next Friday May 17th from my new headquarters! Yay! Let's hope my 3 Helmers full of nail polish can make it up 3 flights of stairs!
See you next week!
Posted by Stephanie Merlin at 12:00 PM
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Best wishes and we will look forward to your return! I remember when you posted about the shooting happening, super scary and I don't know if I could have stuck it out there as long as you guys did! Glad you are finally moving to a safer area and good luck with loving the helmers!!!ReplyDelete
I knew you were moving, but didn't know the reason. That must have been very traumatic and I'm sorry you had to experience it. Glad you're moving to a better area though. And yayyy for Disney! Fingers crossed that all your polishes make it safely ;0).ReplyDelete
My gosh that is so scary! I don't blame you for wanting to move at all. I wouldn't feel safe or comfortable either knowing something like that had happened so physically close to me. Congrats on your new place!ReplyDelete
Good luck on the move! I hope you have a nice peaceful time getting settled. :)ReplyDelete
I would be terrified! Good luck with the move and I hope you can see the fireworks from your new place :)ReplyDelete
I am flabbergasted that your landlord wouldn't see a murder next door as a valid reason to break your lease. Personally, I would have moved out the next day and challenged them to DARE try to do something about it. But, I'm a biotch, that way. ;)ReplyDelete
I'm glad that you found a great new place, I hope that it is a place where you will be happy and feel safe. Good luck with your move and may all of your babies make it in one piece. :D
Wow that's terrifying... I'm so glad that you and your loved ones are safe, but it's unfortunate that so many people are the victims of pointless violence... very sad :/ReplyDelete
Good luck with the move, though! I'm sure it'll all go great!
That's really terrifying. I'm glad that you are finally able to move! Have fun and don't break a nail ;-PReplyDelete
First of all, you are moving within eyesight of WDW fireworks?!!!! I have a Disney obsession that predates my polish hoarding obsession. Then, you have 3 (THREE?!!!) Helmers full of polish? Oh we should be best friends.ReplyDelete
Horror about your reason for having to move. I can't imagine any sane person expecting you to stay considering all the trauma you had to go through and living with the stress resulting thereof. Thank goodness you will get to put this behind you (as much as you possibly can, at least you will be physically away from it).
I hope all goes will with your move. Many bessings!
Woah, so sorry. Glad you're safe and hope you make new happy memories in your new home.ReplyDelete
Holy cr*p, Steph! Glad the time has come to be able to move. Hope everything goes well with the move and you guys get settled in to the new place! And Disney fireworks on a nightly basis sounds fantastic! I'm outside of Tampa but we get over that way as often as we can. :)ReplyDelete
omg girl that is knarly. im glad you guys are okay i dont even know how id deal, glad you found a safer area to live.ReplyDelete
good luck on your move, and enjoy being near the happiest place on earth<3 (: