We’re Moving! – Why are you not surprised?

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog, life, teaching, travel | 6 Comments

“Once you’d resolved to go, there was nothing to it at all.”

Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

“Moving” blog posts have become quite a familiar topic on our site. Blake and I started out in disparate places, he in Iowa (the blue) and I in Georgia (the pink.) All of the orange markers in the map above indicate the places we have moved since being together. And the yellow, you ask? Well, that’s our next location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

I’m super excited that I’ll be an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Southeast Missouri State University starting in the Fall!

Our path to this point has been quite complex–and exhausting! We met in New Orleans, Louisiana; moved to Athens, Georgia briefly; moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and then it was Murray, Kentucky; Bowling Green, Ohio; Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi; and now to Missouri! All of these travels have included us teaching at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Tulane University in New Orleans, Baton Rouge Community College, Murray State University in Kentucky, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Gulfport. Whew!

Blake will probably be staying on for a time at Bowling Green State University in Ohio before moving down to Missouri with me. I hope we can work it out so that he can come sooner rather than later. Living apart has been no fun.

We’ve got a lot of travels ahead of us this summer, of course! We’ll be moving stuff from Northern Ohio and Southern Mississippi to Missouri and traveling to see family in both Iowa and Georgia. We are also plotting a brief jaunt over to South Dakota, spending a week in Houston, and hope to house sit for a week in Brooklyn, also!

6 Comments

  1. Phyllis Sanders
    April 17, 2014

    I’m so glad and excited for you!

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    • orangebarrelindustries
      April 28, 2014

      Thank you!

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  2. April
    April 18, 2014

    hope to see you in S. Dakota! I will be there first week of July!

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    • orangebarrelindustries
      April 28, 2014

      I wish we could be there, April! But we’re unable to go back to our regular Frogman’s attendance yet, unfortunately. We plan to stop in for a day during the second week to say, “hi” after we visit family in Iowa if you plan on sticking around until Monday!

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  3. Stacy Frett
    April 18, 2014

    Yay you will be closer! I hope you come back to Murray sometime! Congrats 8n the move!

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    • orangebarrelindustries
      April 28, 2014

      Thanks! We’ll come visit for sure. We won’t be far away at all!

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