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The Official “Hey, I’m moving to London” Announcement

by Marian Schembari on June 17, 2010

I guess the headline pretty much covers it, but yeah, I’m moving to London on July 7th.


That’s what my terror slash excitement sounds like.

You heard about the holy-crap-I-miss-the-UK-and-my-boyfriend drama, so I guess it’s only fair I give you the conclusion, right? Well, the conclusion is that my 3 week journey was perfection, my clients are awesome, my business is portable, my Kiwi is… well… I’m moving to London.

Oh. And after that? New Zealand, ya’ll. New Zealand.

Apparently this is what New Zealand looks like.

So what does this all mean?

Besides the whole moving-around-the-world thing, not a hell of a lot. The time difference means that I get my work done before everyone else is even awake, the lack of New York means I’ll be a lot calmer. Business will continue as usual! I don’t know yet how long before I return to the States, but the beauty of my job is that I rarely need to actually be anywhere.

I love meeting blog friends in person so now you all have an excuse to come visit me somewhere cool ;-) That said, if you are interested in hiring me, let’s take advantage of the interwebs. Skype! Screen capturing software! Ooohh…. The telephone!

I’m starting up a few different projects: job coaching, social media “consulting” (aka thuggery), more training programs…. This blog and Pajama Job Hunt will continue as normal!

So dear friends, get ready for some kick ass travel photos and wish me luck on my newest adventure!

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  • marianschembari

    {latest post} The Official "Hey, I'm moving to London" Announcement

  • briannevillano

    Congrats and good luck :o) RT @marianschembari: {latest post} The Official "Hey, I'm moving to London" Announcement

  • katerados

    RT @marianschembari {latest post} The Official "Hey, I'm moving to London" Announcement – WOW! congrats and GL!

  • nblades

    Yay!!! (<–now it's my turn to use lots of exclamation points for super exciting news!) This is fantastic! I loved your earlier post about finding your own “London” and I think it's amazing that you get to go back to yours. And so soon! Very cool news. Best of luck on your newest adventure!

  • Alexis Grant

    So excited for you! And so jealous on NZ… Do you know yet where you'll live? I worked for The New Zealand Herald for three months, then traveled the South Island and LOVED IT. I'd really like to spend a few years there once I have a family. Can't wait to hear more! Glad you're super cyber-accessible so we can keep in touch :)

  • Shayna

    Congratulations — So excited/envious/looking forward to awesome photos!

  • Marian Schembari

    {latest post} The Official "Hey, I'm moving to London" Announcement

  • Sam

    Woop ;)

  • Marian Schembari

    That's right Kiwi, GET EXCITED.

  • Marian Schembari

    My BF's family is from just outside Auckland so I assume thereabouts. I had no idea you worked there, how freaking cool! Have heard amazing things about the South Island and can't wait to explore!

  • Marian Schembari

    Thanks so much, Nailah!

  • Melissa Breau

    RT @marianschembari: {latest post} The Official "Hey, I'm moving to London" Announcement

  • Hal Brown

    RT @marianschembari: {latest post} The Official "Hey, I'm moving to London" Announcement /Good luck. Write.

  • Hal Brown

    Best of luck Marian. Write if you get work. :-)
    Damn! I'd love to go to London. Tipping one for you.

  • eemusings

    girl, I’ve only just found your blog, but love it! Congrats on the move, and holler when you get to NZ! (And i LOVE that your ‘comment’ option is at the bottom of your posts in google reader – makes all the difference when you don’t have to scroll all the way back up to the title to click into the post).

  • @TheGirlPie

    London is lucky (NZ is luckier!) and NYC will certainly miss you ~ glad you're online so we don't have to ~!

    (And where in NYC are you leaving and presumably vacating an apartment that someone might wanna die for? If it's the UWS, don't even respond, just send me an invoice for your rent and the key and I'll take it ha!)

    Safe travels,

  • Carly

    Aww, congrats! You must be thrilled. I fell in love with London much like you did, so I am rather jealous. :) Hope your move goes smoothly!

  • Marian Schembari

    You know, when I was in NYC I lived on the UWS. We had a roof deck. And a doorman. It was glorious. Shame I'm in CT now ;-)

  • Floreta

    awesome! I definitely want to be a “location independent professional”. Working on it :P

  • Babette Ross

    That's awesome and good luck! PS yes, that is exactly how i remember NZ looking :)

  • Babette Ross

    That's awesome and good luck! PS yes, that is exactly how i remember NZ looking :)

  • Jorgen Sundberg

    Good on you M! Pop quiz hot shot: what is the NZ rugby team known as? And the football team? You need to know thse when down there one day…

  • Marian Schembari

    Aaaahahahaha! You do realize I'm dating an NZ male, right? Rugby – All Blacks. Football – All Whites. I thought that was hilarious but apparently the racism doesn't translate ;-)

  • Jorgen Sundberg

    Very good, full marks! Yes, they say the colors denote the shirts, nothing else…

  • jennyblake

    MOVING TO LONDON!?!? OMG I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU WHICH IS WHY I AM TYPING IN ALL CAPS. I'll stop now…seriously – this is amazing – you go girl!! And New Zealand afterward? AH-MAZING.

  • margiewrites

    Best of luck! You most certainly can work from anywhere and I will live vicariously through you living in London and NZ :)

  • Marian Schembari

    ALL CAPS MEANS YOU'RE EXCITED AND REALLY MEAN IT. Duh. So awesome, I'm glad you're glad ;-)

  • Abby

    Hey! I have been a lurker on your blog for ages but I had to pipe up with I'm a Kiwi! We're awesome and you'll love the beautiful South Island (I'm from Christchurch) – looking forward to hearing your reactions when you get there :)

  • Marian Schembari

    NO FREAKING WAY!!!! I had no idea I had a Kiwi reader! Whooo hooo! Now I can say I know one person when I move ;-) Thanks so much for writing!

    • Christine

      Make that two – another South Islander here!

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