It's been 8 years since I've owned my beloved condo in the heart of the amazingly cute and fun Del Ray, Alexandria. I would not trade my time here for anything and have been so blessed by my home. It has been a place of learning, laughter and respite, and holds so many wonderful memories with friends and family. But after 8 years it's time for a change, and I am beyond excited about what lies ahead. My good friend Holly is moving back to the area and we had this crazy idea of moving to DC together. I made a long list of criteria the new place would need to meet to uproot me from my comfortable home, and I was fairly confident it did not exist.
But you know it's right when the impossible unfolds before your eyes in one weekend.
We found a spacious, affordable, 3 bedroom apartment in Glover Park (2.8 miles from my work!) that has all I could ask for and more. It's in a great part of town and in a secluded neighborhood but still close to everything. It's going to be a big change, but an exciting adventure. I have learned you have to ride the adventures life puts in your path and it's always amazing to see where it takes you.
So while I look for renters to take over my lovely condo (let me know if you know anyone interested!), it is bittersweet to say goodbye to Auburn Village. So I of course took a few pictures to hold those memories close....:-)