Until 2009, I never really thought much about Wisconsin. When I did, it was usually in the context of silent pep talks I’d give myself as I walked from the Metro station to my downtown D.C. office on blustery January mornings. “This isn’t so bad,” I’d tell myself. “Just imagine if you were in…Wisconsin!” *shiver* It wouldn’t make me any warmer, but I could finish the 12-minute walk secure in the knowledge that I lived so, so far away from Canada.
And then, one Saturday in early June, I went to a cookout and met a boy. He was wonderful and he was moving to Madison, WI, to begin a PhD program in August. After a year of emails, phone calls, and biweekly visits, we shoved the last of my belongings into a jam-packed moving truck and headed west. As of October 9, 2010, I was an Accidental Wisconsonite.
I’m no Sconnie, and I’ll never be able to claim that prestigious status, but I’m loving life here so far. My blog is a place for me to write about this life, and I hope you enjoy my Midwestern adventure as much as I have been!