So I may not have mentioned that we moved to Connecticut.
Probably a kind of important detail to leave out, but we started moving immediately after I got back from Italy and then I got busy with my art history thesis and work stuff and well, I meant to bring it up, for real. Also, I’m still going to school and working in Brooklyn so it seems like I haven’t completely left the city, just instead of walking two blocks down the street, I take the trains for two hours or so.
That said, we moved to Connecticut. I have always liked Connecticut – it’s part of why I went to undergrad here, and I thought it would be nice to live here again someday. We are on the border of Westchester and Fairfield counties, and if you know the area, it means we’re in one of the most gorgeous and wonderful parts of the state, if not the entire northeast. I love it here.
This week I finally got my CT driver’s license (I look like a hobbit in my photo), and then on Thursday Eric and I went to town hall to register to vote. I think I’m officially a CT citizen now, and while being a Nutmeg-Stater maybe doesn’t carry the cache of being a New Yorker, it is drastically more peaceful and beautiful here. I’m okay with trading my Brooklyn street cred for a place that I dare to walk outside. Also, trees and fresh air. Totally thrilled with that.
Today I have even more reason to be exceedingly proud of my new state, as the Hartford Supreme Court overturned a ban on same-sex marriages, joining California and Massachusetts in the 21st century.
Man, I love CT so much.