A few weeks ago, we followed through with one of the hardest and most painful decisions of our entire lives: We sold our house and moved out of Bloomingdale. And of course, since I moved out I also resigned as ANC 5E08. Quite simply, we have long wanted to buy a bigger house--and do so in an area where we can put our children into public, feeder schools.
So why was it so hard and painful? I doubt we'll ever live in a neighborhood with so many smart, awesome friends again. We'll probably never live with something as beautiful as Crispus Attucks Park outside our window again. And we certainly know our commutes will only suck more...
So hopefully, we won't be going far. But we at least wanted to give people an explanation--especially those who voted for me--and even more so because this whole thing happened extremely quick and there are many people about whom we deeply care and didn't even get a chance to tell in person that we were leaving.
If there is anyone I haven't touched base with that wants to keep contact, please e-mail me at AustinLewisPearl @ yahoo.com.
Austin + Gabi
P.S. Don't stop fighting to make the neighborhood the best place to live!