This year has been one of many transitions. Christian and I rung in 2012 by moving to Boston, and spring has flung us into yet another adventure: The Haberkerns are officially New Yorkers.
We absolutely loved our time on Boston’s north shore. The beaches, the history, fast friends! It was a season of renewal, both spiritually and in our marriage (and we met Massachusetts family we didn’t really know existed!). But as the first semester at seminary came to a close, my uber talented hubster was wooed to the Big Apple with a few job prospects doing what he loves (second?) best—motion graphics.
That, coupled with many more reasons I’m too exhausted to chronicle here, has led us to the city that never sleeps. This week, we got our first place in Brooklyn, found a church in Park Slope where we can’t wait to serve, and have already started to engage a humble little community. If the beaches north of Boston were meant for rest and renewal, this next season is all about career and community.
New York is a writer’s city, which is a bonus for me, but I have mixed emotions now that I’m back on the job prowl. I liked my former gigs writing for the seminary with Scoutmob as a creative outlet. Leaving was a hard decision to make. But our ties to Boston aren’t severed. With family on the South Shore and Christian taking classes via distance learning, we’re planning for many-a-bus-ride north.
Cheers to growing as artists, engaging our community, giving legs to ministry, and, who knows, maybe making a mini-me someday. New York is our oyster, right?
[Photo from a 2010 trip to NYC.]