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  • January 18, 2015
  • By Brittany
New York

I write this post with mixed emotions. We never really planned to move to NYC. We sort of just ended up here by chance. When the Hubs and I moved to the U.S. from Australia we initially landed in Massachusetts where my family is from. It was the Hubs’ job that landed us in NYC. 

It was in NYC where I graduated from law school, passed the bar and was admitted as an attorney.


It was here where we got engaged and got married.


It was here where we welcomed our first child.

cooper and family

And of course there were hundreds of moments in between from shows on Broadway to Shakespeare in the Park. 

shakespeare in the park 7

Picnics in Brooklyn.

Smorgasburg 3

Tennis in Queens.

2013 US Open Tennis Collage

Cycling around the city.


Times with good friends.

baby shower 1

Lots of good food.


Suffice to say, the last seven and half years have been memorable.

BB3But as much as we have enjoyed our time here, it is time to move on.  Our family is saying goodbye to NYC and Ola to Brazil!  We are moving to Sao Paulo, Brazil in February.  It’s going to be a big adventure and hopefully one that will pay off!

Readers, have you ever made a big move?  Did a big gamble ever pay off for you?

By Brittany, January 18, 2015
  • Marielle
    January 18, 2015

    Oh my gosh, that is so exciting!! What an adventure for your family. I’ve never moved out of the country but moved to LA from Seattle then most recently to Dallas. It’s so fun exploring a new city and meeting new people, I love that part! Good luck with the big move, can’t wait to see pics of your new town!

  • Holly
    January 18, 2015

    Congratulations, Britt, and to your Hubs! You will do well and enjoy your little Cooper with new experiences all around.

    My husband and I moved from the east coast to the west coast for several years. We came back to the east coast roots which proved to be an excellent move for the family.

    Take it all in and give us some Brazilian infused posts!

  • Kayla
    January 18, 2015

    So so so exciting! I wish I had the guts to move far away like that, I’ve been in NYC since I moved here for college minus one short and unsuccessful stint in LA.

    Can’t wait to hear all about Brazil!

  • nellie
    January 18, 2015

    oh Brittany! I am going to miss you so so much!! when I read the title I knew it. I just didn’t know it was going to be so far. I am so happy for you Britt!! you and the entire family. my dream is to go for the Olympics so hopefully we can hang out then. congrats, New York is losing a gem!

  • Kim
    January 18, 2015

    Wow!!! Congratulations and sorry – I know that even with the excitement of the move it will be hard to leave a place you love so much!!! I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures in moving and learn more about Brazil!!!

  • Diane
    January 19, 2015

    Oh wow, that’s so exciting! I’m from the NYC area and my move to France took some getting used to but in the end was the best thing I could have done. It’s pushed me personally and tested my limits, forced me to get serious about learning French and has exposed me to so many new things and experiences that I never would have encountered stateside. All the best to you and looking forward to following your journey in Brazil!

  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    January 19, 2015

    Wow, what big news!! I was in São Paulo a year and a half ago, and I thought it was a pretty great city to live in. I can’t wait to hear all about how things go for you guys! Very exciting 🙂

  • Jessica
    January 19, 2015

    How fun! My dad’s job took us all over. I did junior high in Toronto, Canada, high school in Costa Rica, and lived two summers in Russia while doing archival research for my graduate degree. Have fun in Brazil – it’s on my list of places I want to visit.

  • Nicole
    January 19, 2015

    What an exciting adventure!

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    January 19, 2015

    WOW Brittany! You all have lived quite the adventurous life! Brazil sounds amazing. I am so looking forward to you sharing from there! All the best to you!

  • Allie
    January 19, 2015

    Holy OMG and WOW! I was absolutely not expecting that!!!! How very exciting! I really and truly hope you continue blogging from there. Really amazing and I’m so happy for you both…well, all three of you! Congratulations!

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    January 19, 2015

    Wow, congrats on the exciting news!!!

    Moving to California from Jersey was a huge move for us. I quickly fell in love with the West coast and have loved living out here. I think that making a big move can be scary, but such a great adventure! I’m sure that Brazil is going to be amazing adventure for you guys! I’ve always said that I’d move abroad in a heartbeat, and I can’t wait to hear all about your big move and new life in Brazil.

  • Sara
    January 20, 2015

    Congratulations–and an early welcome to the South American expat community! 🙂 Can’t wait to read more about your move and new life in Brazil!

  • Shawna
    January 20, 2015

    Brazil!! wow, you will have so many adventures ahead of you that i’m so excited to read about. congrats and i hope this is a smooth transition for you!

  • Carly @ Fine Fit Day
    January 22, 2015

    Holy Moly!!!! You will be so missed in NYC, for sure. But I can’t wait to hear about your new adventures! Super exciting, lady. See, you’re already an honorary Aussie with all this relocating. 😉

  • Karen - Fit in France
    January 31, 2015

    I can’t believe I missed this post ! What an adventure ! Wishing you all the best.

  • catherine gacad
    January 31, 2015

    crazy! looking forward to hearing about all your brazilian adventures. love that country!

  • Meggie
    February 13, 2015

    Brittany! I just heard the news yesterday from Jean — so exciting but you will be missed both in NYC and at work! Please keep in touch: Are you still around or did you guys move already?? If you’re still in the area I’d love to see you (and meet Cooper) before you move!

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