While this post is about a serious topic, it isn’t somber and there is no need for sadness or sympathy. We are writing to share with you a couple of key and even exciting life updates:
- Yair and I have greatly enjoyed RVing over the past two years. That said, we have missed some of the stability and community that is more easily attained through a stationary lifestyle. We have both fallen in love with Austin and have decided to make the city our home during the coming year!
- When Yair and I move to Austin next week, we will be doing so separately. The two of us have had a fantastic seven years together and have probably had more fun together than the vast majority of couples. We love each other a lot, but we have different priorities and perspectives about what we want from our lives and so we will be bringing the marriage element of our relationship to a close tomorrow morning in New York with our families alongside us.
This decision was made just over two months ago in mid-June. We know that many marriages and relationships tend to end with bitterness and hatred and we didn’t want that for ourselves. So we decided to take this summer and our cross-country trip as a way to set the stage for future closeness and friendship. Through what was at times hard work, we have been successful.
This is a big time of transition, but it’s also the start of a new chapter in our lives, one that we get to decide how to author. We care for each other, we will support each other and we will continue having fun as great friends and even family in Austin.
The logistics of our separating have been greatly simplified by our lifestyle. We don’t have a $5,000 living room set or a mortgage. We have been able to deal with financial and material issues fairly easily and plan on sharing some of our approach on the blog.
So! What’s happening with Arvie? Where are we going to live? Who gets the scooter? What insights can we share into this transition and separation process? What’s behind door number three?
Stay tuned for those updates – they’ll come soon enough!
Yair and Ayo