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!