Behind The Butter

Ready….Set….GO!

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Well guys, I can’t seem to keep this a secret for too much longer……I’ve been bursting at the seams here!!

I’m moving to California!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve accepted a position as Tasting Room and Tour Associate and Event Coordinator for Michel Schlumberger Wine Estate in Healdsburg and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Michel Schlumberger is a family run and all organic winery in the most gorgeous place on Earth that I know. I’m so excited to join their team and start this new adventure and I look forward to taking y’all along with me for the crazy ride!

And here’s the kicker: I move Friday…as in the day after tomorrow. Yep, going out to BlogHer Food 09 and not coming back. It’s sort of a huge leap of faith but I’m totally ready for it.

As you can imagine, things are a bit crazy around here as I pack my life into two suitcases:

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And I’m shipping my books and kitchen appliances out there in a few weeks once I get settled.

Craziness. That’s all I have to say. And, there might be even MORE surprises especially for you guys coming soon πŸ˜‰

Fasten your seat belt…..it’s going to be an ADVENTURE!!

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375 Comments

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    Kate
    September 23, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Congrats!! Moving to cali has been a dream of mine and I can’t wait to pursue it in a few years. What an amazing opportunity!!

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    theskinnyplate
    September 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Congrats and welcome to California.

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel
    September 23, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Holy crap! What a huge move! Congrats on everything, especially being bold enough to do something like this so quick. You’ll have a great time at your new job and home I’m sure

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    mags
    September 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    congrats jenna! so exciting!

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    Rachel
    September 23, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    omg omg omg! Jenna I am so happy for you. You’ve been a wonderful role model over the past few months for working through the tough stuff and following your dreams. I wish you the very very best.

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    Rebecca
    September 23, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    OMG! I am so happy for you! That’s so amazing! You deserve it! Good luck with the move!

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    Kirsten
    September 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Jenna that is great news – I am so excited for you, good luck!

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    Erin
    September 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Congratulations Jenna! You inspire me that maybe one day I will be able to fulfill my dream (modeling) too. I know you will do great!

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    Natalie
    September 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Oh my goodness Jenna this is awesome! I’m very excited for you!!! πŸ™‚

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    Katie
    September 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I have to say, I read your blog pretty religiously and have never once commented – but I was excited enough to say CONGRATS! How fun. You are such a sweet person and deserve such a wonderful exciting adventure. Have fun!

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    Fattie Fatterton
    September 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Ha!! I think that most of us had guessed that was going on – and let me tell you, you were killing us with the wait!! Congrats and I’m so excited for this new chapter of your life to begin. I think that this is just what the doctor ordered for you.

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    Kate
    September 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Thought so! Congrats! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    Morgan
    September 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    WOW! That is so amazing, congratulations! This is going to be a great move for you physically and spiritually I think. I can’t wait to read about your new job and new life out in Cali! Good luck with the packing and the move!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    September 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    WOW!!! That IS big news!!! Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to come along on the adventure by reading your blog!!!

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    Maria
    September 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Wow, craziness indeed! Congratulations on the job, Jenna πŸ˜€ Sounds like you have an awesome future ahead of you filled with lots of exciting opportunities. Best of luck to you!

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    Victoria
    September 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    CONGRATS!!! Good luck, and I”m looking forward to reading about all of it!

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    VeggieGirl
    September 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    WHO CALLED IT!!! Didn’t I guess this correctly when we chatted earlier?!?!??! Haha love it πŸ˜€

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    Valerie (College Girl Eats)
    September 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    How exciting! Good luck with everything, I know you’ll do well out there!

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    VeggieGirl
    September 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    WHO CALLED IT!!! Didn’t I guess this correctly when we chatted earlier?!?!??! Haha love it.

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    Julie
    September 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I kinda had a feeling you were moving out there!!! CONGRATS!!! You’ll totally fit in to the laid back Cali lifestyle! I wish you all the best!!!!

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    Valerie
    September 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    How exciting! Good luck, I know you’ll do fabulously out in Cali!

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    Jenn
    September 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Major CONGRATS!!!! That sounds amazing! Good for you for going for your dreams and doing what you love!

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    Erin
    September 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Congrats on the move and on the new job that will be so perfect for you!

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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    September 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I’m SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Shannon
    September 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Holy moly, how exciting!!! good luck! couldn’t be happier for you πŸ™‚

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    Dana (www.eatsleepgetfit.com)
    September 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    CONGRATS!!! That is so exciting! I wish you the best of luck! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

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    Fattie Fatterton
    September 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Ha!! I think that most of us knew that was what was going on – and you were killing us by making us wait. Congrats and I am so excited for you!! I think this is exactly what the doctor ordered.

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    brandi
    September 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    oh my gosh, that’s so exciting Jenna!!! Congratulations!!!

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    Adi (oatonomy.com)
    September 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Wow! Wow! WOW! So excited for you! I can’t wait to follow more of your adventures! You’re going to be awesome at that job… I just know it. πŸ™‚

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    Teresa
    September 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Oh my goodness Jenna! Congratulations! This is awesome and I am so happy for you. I think that you are so right in taking this “huge leap of faith.” May you find happiness and health in your new chapter of life! P

    I lived in SF during college and I must say Nor Cal is a fricken awesome place to live! (Plus I couldn’t be happier knowing that I am not so far from the famous Jenna of ELR and we could maybe meet up some time- I’mcurrently in socal but frequent nor cal often). And an organic winery to boot? Good job my friend!

    And of course remember to ENJOY your run and NOT stress about it!

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    Shannon
    September 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    How exciting!!!! Congrats!!

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    Graze With Me
    September 23, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Whoo hoo! I love spur of the moment stuff like this, I’m so excited for you girl. πŸ™‚ Have a blast and live it up!

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    Jill Will Run
    September 23, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Congratulations on the new job and the big adventure!

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    shannon
    September 23, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I knew it. Congrats Jenna! πŸ™‚

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    Leah @ L4L
    September 23, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    How exciting for you!!! Yay for coming to the West Coast! I know that you will love your new job. You will love living in California. And I know it will be challenging picking up and moving (again) but it’ll be an amazing experience for you (and great for us to witness!). I sincerely wish you the best!

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    Jocelyn
    September 23, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    exciting! congratz!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Leianna
    September 23, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I’m so happy for you, glad you found something that trully fits you and your passion!

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    Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    September 23, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    OMG!!! Congratulations!!!!! I’m so excited for you! I think this could be the start of a truly wonderful new life for you πŸ™‚ Safe journey!

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    Sarah
    September 23, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    SO EXCITING!!! congrats on the job and the new road you’re setting out on Jenna!!!!

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    Melissa
    September 23, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Good luck with your move! That’s so exciting!!!!

    Congratulations and can’t wait to read your blogs from Cali!

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    Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    September 23, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Holy wow, girl, CONGRATULATIONS! I don’t know how you’ve managed to keep this a secret – I would have spilled immediately! Bon voyage!

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    Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    September 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    YAY!!!!!! That is so exciting Jenna!
    Congrats!

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    justrun
    September 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I had a feelin’! (Twitter helps πŸ™‚ ) Congratulations! I think you’ll love it!

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    Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    September 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Congratulations!!! How very exciting!! (sorry if you get 2 comments from me, I don’t think the first one went through!)

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    Callina
    September 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Wow, congrats!! It’s definitely going to be an adventure! I love Northern California–I lived up in Humboldt County for a while. You should really check it out if you get the chance and want to see Redwood country–amazing views, great hikes, good (cold) surfing, fun ‘hippie’ culture. It’s only a four hour drive up the 101 from Santa Rosa. Have fun!

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    Allison (Eat Clean Live Green)
    September 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Congratulations!!

    Can’t wait to hear about your adventures

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    Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    September 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an adventure you’re about to embark on – I hope you soak up every moment and I can’t wait to hear all about it!!! :D:D:D

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    Kat (Kat's Daily Plate)
    September 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Jenna, Congratulations! I had the feeling you were moving to Cali in given little clues over the last few weeks. Northern California is my favorite place on Earth. I would loooove to end up out there in the next few years… but we’ll see. Most importantly, congrats and good luck to you! Sounds like a wonderful opportunity and a great fit for you!

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    Jen O
    September 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    How exciting!! I’m so happy for you! Good luck in California!

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    Kimberly
    September 23, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Congrats on the move and the new job!! I wish you all the best on this new chapter in your life! πŸ™‚

    I was born and raised in SoCal (I’ve been living in TX for the last 3 years though) and we’re moving back to good ol’ Cali next month. CAN NOT wait!!

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    Kristin runningsongs.wordpress.com
    September 23, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Congratulations -what an amazing opportunity! I look forward to following this major life change!

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    Susan
    September 23, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Ohmygosh!!! That’s so exciting!!! What a perfect spot for you too, you definitely are embarking on an adventure. Congrats my dear! πŸ˜€

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    Paige
    September 23, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    wow!!! FANTASTIC news! I’m so happy for you! You sounded so in love with CA when you were there last. I’m glad everything worked out! CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve this 100%!

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    Brooke
    September 23, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    OMG congrats Jenna!!! I have been a reader for so so long and am from San Fran! My dad is in construction and currently building in Healdsburg! πŸ˜€ I have a huge huge huge list of restaurants in SF and places to go see and things to do if you want it! You are going to be OBSESSED with the Bay Area and love EVERYTHING about it! It is seriously the most beautiful city in the world!!!!

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    Chelsea
    September 23, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    You Go Jenna! I grew up in California, have lived in NYC for the past four years, and can’t wait to move back next summer! It’s a wonderful place (budget crisis’ aside), particularly for a person as active as yourself. Never fear, their are health food stores, green markets, Trader Joes, and Whole Foods galore there. Not to mention the beaches, bike trails, great running routes, etc.

    Mazel tov on the job!

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    Kelly
    September 23, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Just for the record, you stink at keeping secrets- I’ve had this figured out for awhile πŸ™‚ haha just kidding you rock and you are so awesome for taking this BIG leap of faith but I know it is going to be worth it and you are going to love it. Can’t wait to read about your adventures!

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    Andrea
    September 23, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    WOW! That’s so exciting! I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures in CA!

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    Kristin
    September 23, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    WOW! That’s amazing news…so exciting! Congratulations and I’m looking forward to reading all about it!

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    maria
    September 23, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Congratulations, first of all! That is great. Sounds like an awesome opportunity! πŸ™‚

    That’s a big move, so don’t feel bad if you find yourself stressed out. Just remember to take care of yourself and everything will work out!!!

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    Jill
    September 23, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Congratulations! What a great adventure you’ll be on. Can’t wait to read about each step.

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    thegamerswife
    September 23, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Jenna – I’ve been reading your site for almost a year and never have commented before but I had to tonight just to say congratulations! I am so psyched for your new adventure to begin and I can’t wait to read more about it!! Yay for you! πŸ™‚

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    BethT
    September 23, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Love that the SF TWA poster is coming to SF…congrats!!

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    kay (eating machine)
    September 23, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    congrats! how exciting!

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    Kath
    September 23, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Might I be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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    Kailey (SnackFace)
    September 23, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Jenna, I am so frickin happy/ excited/ elated for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so incredible! I can hardly believe it!!!! You’re going to LOVE IT! GET IT GIRRRRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Stephanie
    September 23, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    OH EM GEE!!!!!!!! I am so happy and excited for you πŸ™‚ You deserve this so much! I am sure we will all be tuned into your adventure as you go along — wishing you nothing but the very best girl.

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    MMiller
    September 23, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Congrats Jenna! I figured out you were moving to Calif, But wow leaving Friday! Good luck! You will be awesome! I look forward to hearing about your adventures!

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    Niki
    September 23, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Congratulations, Jenna!!! This is wonderful news!

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    michelle
    September 23, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    As a west coast girl…to now a new west coaster…you’re going to have the time of your life.
    It maybe hard at times, scary at times, overwhelming…but remember your life isn’t a dress rehersal. Put yourself out there, enjoy every moment, embrace change and trust in your faith.
    I moved to Australia knowing 1 person..and it’s been the best things I’ve ever done.
    This is so exciting, you’re off to great places!
    ~M

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    Erin
    September 23, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Jenna – Congratulations!! This is my favorite San Fran Blog, a former NC girl:http://withoutmelissa.tumblr.com/
    Can’t wait to hear how your new adventures go πŸ™‚

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    Sara
    September 23, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    yessss! You’re going to love my state!! Totally excited for you!

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    Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    September 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    WOW! Congratulations!! Don’t forget about us here in the Tampa area though;) You’ll be great in California. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity to a fresh, new start in life.

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    Kristen @ Simply Savor
    September 23, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    omg jenna that is amazing news!! congratulations!! what a spontaneous and exciting time! can’t wait to hear all about your new cali adventures!!

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    Jenna
    September 23, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I KNEW IT!!!! I am so happy for you Jenna! This is going to be a perfect move for you, I can just feel it.

    Sometimes taking that leap of faith is exactly what you need to do. It will be a clean slate, and as you said, and ADVENTURE! Gahhh, can’t wait to hear all about it. You are going to be in FOODIE AND WINE HEAVEN!

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    Danielle C.
    September 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Is Dexter moving too? I’ll miss seeing his handsome face! Congrats and the best of luck.

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    kristen
    September 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I have to say, I’m pretty jealous. I went to San Francisco last winter and fell in love. Maybe one day I’ll figure out how to be able to work and live there. Until then, I’ll live vicariously through this blog.

    All the best Jenna. Congratulations on this great opportunity!

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    Ashley
    September 23, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    WOW!! That’s so exciting Jenna!!! Congratulations on your new role!!! Such an amazing life change for you. Good things are ahead!!!

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    Amanda (two boos who eat)
    September 23, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    yay! how exciting for you! I live in California and I know you’ll love it!

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    CinnamonQuill
    September 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    How exciting!!

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    Angi
    September 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I am so happy for you! You sound so excited and hopeful!

    Good luck with packing, you look like you’ll need it, lol.

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    MelissaNibbles
    September 23, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Congratulations Jenna. I enjoyed following your journey through culinary school and can’t wait to follow you on this next journey!

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    Meghan
    September 23, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Omg yay!!!!!!! I am so so so happy for you. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you.

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    Kristin
    September 23, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    OMG!! That is amazing!! I am so happy for you!!
    Best of luck!!

    xo
    K

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    Brittany
    September 23, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I’m ready for whatever adventure you plan to bring to us. Can’t wait to hear all about your new job and life on the west coast. I’ve always said I wanted to live on the west coast but I think living vicariously through you will work for now!

    Have fun lady!

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    alyssa
    September 23, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    jenna,

    i don’t comment often, but i read every day and i have to say… there is NO ONE more deserving of such an adventure as you! live it up, DRINK IT DOWN and enjoy every single minute of it. cannot wait to read about your travels! you’re going to ROCK IT! πŸ™‚

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    Courtney
    September 23, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    WOW! That is wonderful news Jenna! I can’t wait to follow your adventures as you embark on such a wonderful journey. Good luck with packing .. I completely SUCK at it, haha. I always go completely overboard. I wish you all the best!

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    Emily
    September 23, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Oh my goodness, Jenna! That’s so exciting! Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to hear and see your adventures. Good luck with the packing!!

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    kirsten
    September 23, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    ahhh! Congrats Jenna! That’s fantastic!! Good luck! πŸ™‚

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    angieinatlanta
    September 23, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    WHOA! What an exciting life change! I can’t wait to read about your new adventure!!!

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    Ellen @ peace in motion
    September 23, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    girlllllll I AM BEYOND JEALOUS! The west coast amazing and you are going to love it so much. TONS of fresh juices πŸ™‚ Make sure to spend so much time in SF. It’s really the greatest city I’ve EVER been to!

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    Lauren
    September 23, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Jenna! I’ve been reading for awhile and don’t think I have ever commented. I just had to after reading this! How exciting for you! I hope that the big move is a smooth transition for you! I’m excited to see all your new adventures!
    xoxo Lauren

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    Allison R.
    September 23, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    OMG! Congrats! That is going to be a BLAST!

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    Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    September 23, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Oh wow, I’m so happy for you – that sounds so exciting! I hope your travels and move go super smoothly!

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    chipped nails and all
    September 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    congratulations!!!!!!! that seems like the perfect job for you and I’m sure it’ll be loads of fun!

    best of luck with the move and starting a new chapter in your life πŸ™‚

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    Shelly
    September 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Congratulations! That is so exciting!! Good luck with the move! I can’t wait to read all about it! πŸ™‚

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    Heather
    September 23, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Yay for you! I knew God had GREAT things in store for you, Jenna! Can’t wait to hear, okay, read about your new adventures πŸ˜€

    And for the record, I’m not the least bit surprised! hehehe

    The world is at your feet! Buckle up & enjoy the ride!!!!

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    September 23, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    That SO exciting Jenna! I’m so happy for you and know that it will be such a wonderful opportunity and experience for you. Good luck with everything these next few days. πŸ™‚

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    Katie S
    September 23, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Jenna, this is amazing! I am so happy for you and soooo proud of you!!!

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    JillyP
    September 23, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Hi Jenna! Longtime reader, first time commenter– this is amazing! SF is my favorite city and Sonoma is so beautiful!! I’m so excited for you!

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    Ashley
    September 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Omg that’s incredible Jenna! There ain’t nothing like NorCal. I miss that place SO much!

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    Kiersten
    September 23, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Congrats and good luck Jenna!

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    Melissa
    September 23, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    WOW! How exciting!! What a fun job! I hope everything goes great for you! I will say a little prayer for you! That is so awesome! Good luck with everything! πŸ™‚

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    emily
    September 23, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Congrats! That is so wonderful, I am sure you will make great use of a fresh start!!! Does that mean you will be attending the Foodbuzz Festival then? I’m going and I would love to meet you.

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    Renee
    September 23, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    You’re going to think I’m crazy– But I just KNEW that was what you were going to say!!! Congrats, Jenna! You totally deserve this!
    Here’s to wishing you ALL the luck in the world and safe travels, too! =)

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    Marian
    September 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Wow!!!! Congrats!!!! That’s awesome!!! Healdsburg is where a lot of my family lives! Very country, but Very beautiful! So happy for you:)

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    melissa
    September 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    congrats jenna! ive never commented before, but im so happy for you. i cant wait to read about all of your adventures!

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    September 23, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    CONGRATS JENNA!!!! OH MY GOLLY!!!! So cool!!!!! I cannot wait to read about this open door you are entering!!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    September 23, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    How fun! Congrats on that fun step!

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    Sheri
    September 23, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    OMG! Jenna that is so totally awesome..the job sounds fantastic! Congratulations and good luck! You are going to do an awesome job! πŸ™‚

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    Cara (Cara Craves...)
    September 23, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Congrats!
    What an awesome experience.
    Sometimes you just have to take that leap of faith and just keep trusting…
    Good luck with the move!

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    Jess Z
    September 23, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    So awesome Jenna!!! I can’t wait to hear all about your new venture of faith! Blessings to you!

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    The Healthy Hostess
    September 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations! We can’t wait to hear about your amazing journey! You will be perfect for the job!

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    Sheri
    September 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Ohmygosh! Jenna that is so awesome! Congratulations!! I knew your news was going to be something so great! Wishing you all the best with this new chapter in your life! I can’t wait to read all about it! πŸ™‚

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    Lane
    September 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Jenna! This is so exciting! I know that moves can be crazy, but think of it as a new beginning. You will be great at the position and it doesn’t hurt to be in the middle of wine country! Congrats and best of luck!

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    Vaala
    September 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Wow! Congratulations girl…that totally rocks and you so deserve some awesomeness in your life πŸ™‚

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    Andrea
    September 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Congratulations!! What an adventure!

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    Bekah
    September 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    HOLY COW you’re brave! I moved across the country (Michigan to Arizona) after college myself, not knowing anyone but the people I’d be working with…but I moved in a much bigger caravan of Penske trucks with car dollies. It can be scary, but I’m sure you’ll do great!!! Best of luck!

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    John Woodbury
    September 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    We are so happy for you…and wishing you much success in your new venture! Please keep us on your mail list!
    Cheers to you,
    John and Nancy Woodbury

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    Jim Morris
    September 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    We are completely thrilled that Jenna has agreed to begin her most excellent California adventure with us. We hope it is a long and very happy one that we will both enjoy. It is a rare find indeed when you get a chance to bring on such a talented and enthusiastic person to our very cool little family winery. We cant wait until you get here.

    Welcome to California and the amazing little world that is Sonoma County and Healdsburg. You will never ever want to go anywhere else, I assure you.

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    katerina
    September 23, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Congratulations!!! How exciting! You will get lots of hill training.

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    Cynthia (It All changes)
    September 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I’m sooooo excited for you! How great, exciting, and scary all at the same time. I will be praying for you as you make the transition. And I can’t wait to go along for the ride πŸ™‚

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    Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    September 23, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I knew it! So exciting! Very happy for you – you’ll have an amazing adventure I’m sure :). Have fun packing

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    Marlow
    September 23, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Congrats! You’re going to be great!!

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    Amelia
    September 23, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Wow! How exciting, Jenna! I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. I’m sure this will be a huge change, but I’m sure you’ll do a great job of handling the excitement! πŸ™‚

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    Gillian
    September 23, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Congratulations on this amazing opportunity! 2009 seems to have been quite a rollercoaster of a year, but now you have certainly hit a peak. Best of luck in your time in California, the job sounds amazing!

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    Julia
    September 23, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    OMGosh! That is sooo exciting!
    I just moved to Nor Cal, and I absolutely love it here!
    I think this is such an awesome step for you to take in your life! Congratulations!

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    Donna Porter
    September 23, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    OMG! How exciting!! And you’ll be right around the corner from me…I would love to meet you one day! Have a SAFE trip and smooth move to the West Coast!!

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    caitlin
    September 23, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    you rule and i am so excited for you!

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    Runeatrepeat
    September 23, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Congratulations!!!! So excited for ya πŸ™‚ Good luck!

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    Jenn
    September 23, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Congratulations Jenna!!!!!
    Best of luck to you!!!! πŸ™‚

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    Hannah
    September 23, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I’m so excited for you!!!!!! Great decision, Jenna!!!

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    Kristen @ frostingandfroth.com
    September 23, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Woohoo! So happy you’re moving out to the West Coast! It’s awesome out here and I know you’re going to love it. Congrats, Jenna! Wishing you all the best as you begin this new chapter.

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    hannah
    September 23, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    congrats!!!!!!! so excited for you!!!!

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    Michelle
    September 23, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Jenna, so happy for you! That is such great news! I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures and new job! I have a close friend who lives in that area and I have been there once. And loved it! You are going to have so much fun! I wish you the best of luck, especially with the move!!!

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    Kelsey
    September 23, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    oh my god, congratulations jenna!!! so excited for you and i know that you are going to excell in every venture you pursue!

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    Rachel
    September 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    OMG I’m so excited for you! You couldn’t deserve it more πŸ™‚

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    Elizabeth
    September 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    oh my gosh that is amazing!!!!!!!!!! wow congratulations!! this is like a movie!
    good luck packing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Carly
    September 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    OMG – congrats!! Best of luck on this exciting new chapter of your life. Can’t wait to read all about it! Safe travels. πŸ˜€

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    chandra h
    September 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    omigosh – WOW jenna, congratulations, and I am wishing that all success, joy, and blessings come to you on your next great adventure! looking forward to reading all about it. πŸ˜€

    have you ever thought about making the book you’re writing semi-autobiographical? πŸ˜‰ you’re living quite the story on this blog!!

    take care!

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    Meghann
    September 23, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    wow Jenna, that is amazing!!! I am so excited and happy for you as you begin your new adventure! Can’t wait to follow along πŸ™‚ Congrats!!

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    Katie
    September 23, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    holy excitingness!!! that’s freaking amazing AND what life’s all about! seriously, congratulations girl!!! good luck with the move and make the most of this opportunity!!

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    Casey Leigh
    September 23, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    WOW! That is awesome. Congrats Jenna! California is where it’s at. ♥

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    Brie (The Fit Bride)
    September 23, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Congrats!

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    ~carolyn~
    September 23, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Congratulations and welcome to California…

    I knew that winery sounded familiar, my brother in law is a wine broker in Puerto Rico and he was here in January and gave us a bottle of cab that was signed. I guess I need to crack that bottle open and test it out.

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    Rachel
    September 23, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Congratulations!!! You totally deserve this! I can’t wait to hear all about i!

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    Andee (Runtolive)
    September 23, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    OMG Jenna! I’ve been reading your blog since the very beginning. I am so excited for you and the new opportunities that await you! You will do so well at the new place and adjust quickly to California. I live in Los Angeles, let me know if you ever come down and visit! I would love to meet you!

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    Ali
    September 23, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    OMG!!!!! That is so excited!!!!! WOW! Good luck with the packing! I am so excited for you!

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    Theresa
    September 23, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Oh my gosh! Thats awesome Jenna! I’m a long time reader, and really only comment on the big things =) I recently went through a break up with a very long term boyfriend (the last time I commented was on your post about this) and I just thought to myself the other day “Once I’m able to, I’m moving to Napa Valley!” You’ve made me feel like I could actually make it happen! I am so excited for you, as I’m sure you are thrilled about it! I’m sure it will be a huge adjustment, but you have such a great attitude on life, and so much strength, I know you will have a blast! Plus, you have such a great support system in your family, friends, and blog. You’re never alone =) Best of luck!!

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    Rebekah
    September 23, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Oh my goodness!! Congratulations! You are so going to love California! Welcome! I love reading your blog and hope to get to meet you someday!

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    molly
    September 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    holy cow. congrats! You seriously have my dream life

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    Lizzie
    September 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Wow Jenna!! How fabulous – and you absolutely deserve it! While I don’t know everything about your background, I do know that you have been through some tough times lately and you deserve to find some happiness and success in Cali! Take a chance like this – you won’t regret it. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!! πŸ™‚

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    kelly
    September 23, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations! What a blessing and a wonderful opportunity. Can’t wait for the adventure to begin!

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    Jenny
    September 23, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Amazing! I hope whenit comes my time to make those decisions that I have enough guts! You’re such an inspiration! Have a great time!!

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    Alyssa
    September 23, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Jena you rock!!!!!!!! That is SO exciting! This just goes to show how crazy life goes sometimes: One minute life brings you down in the dumps, but then the next minute there is something new and exciting around the corner. I cannot wait to see what happens next. You should be so proud of yourself!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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    Katie
    September 23, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations! How exciting… πŸ™‚

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    Donna
    September 23, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Yaaaay!!! Congratulations, Jenna! Hope that you looooove it in CA!

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    Megan
    September 23, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Jenna,

    I have been reading this blog faithfully for the last two months and have been so inspired by your story. I am a college freshman and believe that your story has allowed me to make a smooth transition. You have allowed me to think about the choices I make from the limited food in the dining halls. I am exercising more than ever before and eating healthier because you have helped me realize I must take responsibility for my health.

    I go to college near home and love my family so much. I treat them as my security blanket and truly enjoying being near them. Your decision to move to California shows me that sometimes a leap of faith means leaving everything behind and just embracing a new choice. That new choice may be the best you ever made. Enjoy your time in California while I suffer through a Wisconsin winter!

    Love, Megan

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    Erin
    September 23, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Woah, congrats honey. How exciting!

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    Jen
    September 23, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Congrats Jenna! Do you already have a place to live out there? I hope the move goes well…Cali is a great place and your job sounds amazing. I am so happy things are working out for you!

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    Sarah R
    September 23, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    OMG!!! So excited for you–how fun!!!

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    christina
    September 23, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    CONGRATS!!! so happy for you πŸ™‚

    xoxoxoxoxo

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    Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    September 23, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Wow, Jenna! This is crazy exciting! I am so proud of you for just picking up and leaving and going for a dream! It sounds absolutely incredible! I cannot wait to read about all of your adventures. You know, nobody can ever say that you haven’t given it your all — because you just go for it. And sometimes the best things in life are the scariest (in a good way) things! Good luck and congratulations!

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    September 23, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    OMG CONGRATS!!!!!!! I used to live in SoCal, and as you prob already know, Cali is AMAZING- you will so enjoy it, I’m sure! πŸ™‚ Best of luck!

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    Suzanne
    September 23, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    How exciting! Congratulations, I wish you all the best!!

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    Andee (Runtolive)
    September 23, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    OMG Congrats!!! I’ve been reading your blog from the very beginning and I am so happy for you! You will love it in California and do so well at your new job! I am from Los Angeles, let me know if you are ever in the area, I would love to finally be able to meet you!

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    Vanessa
    September 23, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Good evening, Jenna!

    Congratulations on the new job! You’re certainly right that California seems like a huge leap of faith, but I’ve been following your blog (on my Google Reader Feed) AND on my blogroll (@ http://asliceofretailheaven.wordpress.com) and I am nothing but faith in your abilities that you’ll be a perfect fit for California.

    I can’t wait to read more!

    – Vanessa
    http://asliceofretailheaven.wordpress.com

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    Sarah Elizabeth
    September 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Holy Cow!!! That is so amazing. That sounds like an amazing opportunity. Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to read all about your adventures.

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    Bev
    September 23, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Congratulations !!! You will be awsome

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    Ali
    September 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Yay! You’re moving out to the best state in the whoooole world!!! (in my opinion) ; )

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    kristina
    September 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    congratulations!! i am from and live in northern california. you will love it here!! you will love SF & you’ll definitely have to check out the many eateries in Berkeley ~ with you being a major “foodie” and all! πŸ˜‰

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    Rosebud
    September 23, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!! Jenna, I’m so happy for you. I know you’ve been working hard.

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    Andrea
    September 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    YAY JENNA! Congrats! So excited for you!

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    Katelyn
    September 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    WOW that was a shocker… Good Luck and hope you love California! Sounds exciting!! πŸ™‚

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    Denise
    September 23, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Jenna,

    How EXCITING!!! I loved reading all your CA adventures earlier this summer so this will be so much fun to tag along on. What a beautiful area! I joined the Navy when I was 19…just to get out of town, have an adventure and get money for college. Totally alone. Didn’t know a soul when flown down to Orlando for boot camp…it was scary! 6 months later I met my future husband in Great Lakes, IL! It was such an exciting and scary time. Now almost 20 years later, married for 12 of them, and 3 kids later….well you get the picture!

    Unlike you, we didn’t have the internet, social media and blogs, and not even cell phones!! What a great era you live in…to have all this while young. ENJOY yourself. We can’t wait to read all about it. And see all your stunning photos!

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    Erin
    September 23, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Congratulations! What an exciting opportunity and a great move.

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    Menden @ Skinny Menny
    September 23, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Oh my gosh, congratulations! How exciting!!!!! Can’t wait to follow along πŸ™‚

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    Nally
    September 23, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    congrats!!! what an amazing time in your life, live it to the fullest

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    holly
    September 23, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    WOWOWOWOWOWOWWOWO!
    I am so happy for you! I am also so inspired by your willing spirit! Change is incredible and this one is going to be nothing short of fantastic: I already know!

    I will let you know when I am in Cali– so that I can finally meet you!

    I pray for God’s blessings over these new exciting adventures– and also, that He’d give you the strength you need to adjust quickly!!– you will!!

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    Abby
    September 23, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    That is so exciting! I was just out there in April and I’d move in a heart beat! My best friend just up and moved to Satna cruz and didn’t even look back. You’ll do great! God always provides!

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    Megan
    September 23, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I have been reading your blog religiously for the last two months. Your story has inspired me. I am a college freshman and am healthier now than I have ever been. I struggle with eating healthy, but your blog inspires me to make positive choices. I am exercising more than ever and paying attention to what I eat.

    I go to college near home and love my family above everything. Your bold decision to move across the country has inspired me that I have the capacity to leave everything I know for a great adventure. I think I will always remember that. Enjoy the California weather while I suffer through the brutal Wisconsin weather!

    Congrats! I am so excited for you and to read about your adventure.

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    Mary (Food & Fun)
    September 23, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    whattt!!!! That’s crazy!!! I can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

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    gina (fitnessista)
    September 23, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    i am so excited for you! can’t wait to read all about it and hope it’s cool if i show up on your doorstep to help out with some of that wine drinking πŸ˜‰

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    alice
    September 23, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    hi Jenna πŸ™‚ I just wanted to say Congratulations! This is amazing and awesome news. I know you’ll do a great job~

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    Leah
    September 23, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Wow Jenna, congratulations! You have had the biggest year, and I wish you all the success in what sounds like a dream job! Can’t wait to read all about your adventure!s!

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    Nicole T.
    September 23, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I just moved from Northern CA to Oregon last year, so it will be fun to hear about all the fun things that you find!

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    Nek
    September 23, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Congrats and Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sumi
    September 23, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    This is so exciting, and I honestly had no clue!!! (Though I have been wishing for a food blogger to follow on the west coast…) Yayyy! I live in the Bay Area, and I seriously hope I’ll be able to meet up with you!!! πŸ˜€

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    Sarah
    September 23, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Jenna I am so happy for you! I never comment but I live in the South Bay and you are going to loveeeeee it!! Sonoma/ Napa area is my FAVORITE place on earth!! And being near the city is AMAZING! And the beach! And everything about it!

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    YAY!!
    September 23, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Congrats!! I moved out to Nor Cal from Atlanta not 6 weeks ago, so I know how big of change it is. You’ll LOVE it out here.

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    BroccoliHut
    September 23, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Wow, this is such exciting news, Jenna! I am so happy for you as you enter this new stage of your life. I can’t wait to tag along for the adventure:)

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    Katie (Life Discombobulated)
    September 23, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Jenna — I CAN’T BELIEVE you can just pack up your life and move cross-country on such short notice!!! That is amazing! Congrats on the AWESOME new job and having the guts to make such a huge leap! Best of luck…

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    Lindsay
    September 23, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    YEAHHHHH COME TO CALIFORNIAA!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ such a huge decision! so exciting! can’t wait to follow your adventure out here!

    xo Lindsay

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    peabody
    September 23, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I hope it’s all that you are looking for and more.

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    Crystal
    September 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    CONGRATS!

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    Emily
    September 23, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    That’s the most amazing thing ever! It’s always great to make a really good decision spontaneously. I’ve been following your blog for awhile and just started my own, can’t wait to read (and comment) on your new adventure.

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    Kris
    September 23, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Congratulations! Sounds like the perfect position for you.
    We moved to CA from the east coast 4 years ago (CT). You’re going to love it. I’ll be at BLOGHER FOOD, too. See you there!

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    Lindsay
    September 23, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    omg jenna!!!! congrats! what an amazing experience. im so excited for you πŸ™‚

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    megan
    September 23, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    hey jenna!
    i’m a long time reader and lurker…i just wanted to say congrats! your new job sounds awesome and i’m sure you will have tons of fun. enjoy! & best of luck im everything you do.

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    Karli
    September 23, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Welcome to the left coast!!! I was born and raised in Nor Cal! Welcome welcome!!

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    Katie
    September 24, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Congrats on your new beginnings! I can’t wait to read about your adventures!

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    Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    September 24, 2009 at 12:26 am

    holy smokes! how exciting!!!!

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    Jocelyn
    September 24, 2009 at 12:26 am

    YESSS!!! That is so exciting for you, and I am so happy that you get such an amazing opportunity, you totally deserve it. Welcome to California! πŸ™‚

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    Kim
    September 24, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Wow, congratulations! You’ll love living in California. I know I could never imagine living anywhere else. Such a great job opportunity too πŸ™‚

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    Tay
    September 24, 2009 at 12:30 am

    OMG JENNA!!!! How exciting congrats girl! This is such an amazing opportunity for you. And now that you’re in Cali, maybe I’ll finally have a chance for a bloggie meet up?! πŸ˜‰

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    J@ Whole Body Love
    September 24, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Congratulations, Jenna! What a fantastic oppurtunity! I am so excited to follow you on your new journey. Isn’t amazing how life takes these crazy twists and turns to lead you in the direction that is right for you?

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    Katie Davis
    September 24, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Wow!!! That is so awesome! I wish I was at a point in my life when I could just jump up and go like that. However, I know God has something great for my husband and me in store, we just need to be patient πŸ˜‰

    Best of luck, can’t wait to hear about the adventure!

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    Madison
    September 24, 2009 at 12:47 am

    JENNA!!!!!! I just became a huge fan about 3 weeks ago, I cant stop reading your blogs, 4 times daily. I just started to run and I too dont feel as though Im meant for it…but I am determined to start being & living a healthier.You have been SUCH an inspiration, in more ways than one. CONGRATS!!! You will now be joining my best friend all the way over there (I’m from Tampa, too!) in that crazy world!! πŸ™‚ CONGRATS AGAIN, and GO GIRL!

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    Erica
    September 24, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Welcome!!!! We are sooooo excited to have you here in sunny California! Congratulations!! You are going to love it here.

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    SS
    September 24, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Jenna,
    Congratulations! I am so excited for you. It really could not happen to a more deserving person. I can’t wait to hear about your adventures at the winery – please promise you will keep posting!

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    Rachael
    September 24, 2009 at 12:55 am

    WOW! BIG NEWS! Heartfelt congratulations and best of luck!

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    amanda
    September 24, 2009 at 1:03 am

    you know when I first started reading your blog I thought you were lived in california! You just look like you are haha. Too bad its norcal though, not as nice of weather as socal where I live- but then again i dont think the grapes would grow very well in the socal desert- but still very pretty and you will have a blast! Best of luck to you!!!!!!!

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    PRT
    September 24, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to hear about you new life in Cali.
    Seize your new path in your life.

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    Mandy
    September 24, 2009 at 1:23 am

    So happy and excited for you! The next trip I take “up north” I will stop by and say hello. I know you’re going to LOVE it! xoxo

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    Nicole
    September 24, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Congrats!!! What a surprise! I moved to California, San Diego to be exact, 8 months ago from Mass. and haven’t looked back. It will be an adventure indeed!.

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    Caitlin
    September 24, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Congrats, Jenna! What an exciting new chapter! I live in San Jose which is just a few hours south from where you will be living! I love wine country. We have frequent wine tasting trips for anything and everything! πŸ™‚ We will have to have a meet up for people in Cali!

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    jen
    September 24, 2009 at 1:36 am

    maje congratulations and welcome to my home state! if you see any jobs for a literature professor, let me know; i am dying to move back!

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    Michelle
    September 24, 2009 at 1:37 am

    WOOOOHOOOOO! Yay Jenna! This is a huge door opening for you and I’m so happy you’ve decided to step through it! And I think it’s awesome that you’re open to trying new things as you evolved and figure out your path to success, both personal and professional!

    Cheers (raising my wine glass to you)!!!!!!
    Michelle πŸ™‚

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    Carly
    September 24, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Congrats Jenna!
    My dad grew up in Healdsburg and my uncle is the wine maker for Black Stone Winery (Dennis Hill). Enjoy yourself, can’t wait to follow your blog more and more in Nor Cal.

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    Amy
    September 24, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Congrats, Jenna! I’m so happy and excited for you. I want you to know that you’ve been such an inspiration to me through some of my own job trials and I finally have what I feel like will be my dream job. I’m also making those transitions this week and can’t wait to hear all about yours as I make mine.

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    Liz
    September 24, 2009 at 2:00 am

    OMG! When I saw that you were moving my jaw literally dropped. I am so excited for you! You will love, love, love CA! I live a bit over 5 hours away from where you’ll be working and living, but I will have to try and check you out at the tasting room! Have a boatload of fun packing and stuff. And I just have to say one more time, I’m so excited for you!

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    Lynna
    September 24, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Aaah California, that is so exciting!! Congratulations on the job as well, you definitely deserve it. I know you’ll have some amazing experiences and a lot of fun in California, it’s so much fun to explore a new place. Can’t wait to hear more!

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    Nicole
    September 24, 2009 at 2:22 am

    WOW! Congrats!!! I’m so happy for you! A change of scenery is nice sometimes!! I think that you are going to do great!!

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    McKenzie
    September 24, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Congrats sister girl! May God be with you as you start this new adventure with him!! Can I get a WOOT WOOT for Cali!!???!!! lol

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    Jenny @Scar Tissue, healthy living blog
    September 24, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Wow that is so awesome! Congratulations!!! What exciting stuff πŸ™‚
    That’s so cool to hear that you’re taking a big leap like that and you get to put it all into place so soon!
    Good luck with the move!
    I look forward to future posts with you living in California :]
    I’m a big fan!
    xoxo

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    crina
    September 24, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Finally, it was about time you made it official. πŸ˜‰
    CONGRATS!!! :D:D:D I’m sure it’ll be everything you hoped for. πŸ™‚

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    Meghan
    September 24, 2009 at 4:58 am

    CONGRATS!!! This is so exciting, I can’t wait to follow along πŸ™‚

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    prinny
    September 24, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Wow – congrats!!! And good luck!
    I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time in NorCal πŸ™‚

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    Still Life in South America
    September 24, 2009 at 5:15 am

    I am sooo happy for you, Jenna. I had hunch that you’d be moving to California. It’s my dream to settle down in the Bay Area. I can’t wait to hear about your new home, job, and wine picks.

    Safe travels and have a great time at BlogHer Food! Thanks for sharing your journey.

    You’re dynamite. πŸ˜€

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    christie, honoring health
    September 24, 2009 at 5:41 am

    I had a feeling this was coming! Congrats to you, I hope that this job is just what you need right now. Good luck to you, I’ll be watching every step of the way!

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    ANN
    September 24, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Congrats Jenna!!! And good luck!! Follow your dreams. Home will always be there. I wish I was young like you, again πŸ™‚ I would do things very differently. Looking forward to following you on your adventure. πŸ™‚ Ann

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    Gina G
    September 24, 2009 at 6:40 am

    congrats jenna! this is so exciting! im thrilled for you and am fastening my seatbelt πŸ˜‰

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    Tara
    September 24, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Congrats Jenna!! That is so exciting and I think this is the perfect opportunity for you. I do admit I am insanely envious (I would love to relocate there) and I will make sure to stop by the tasting when I next visit CA.

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    Whitney
    September 24, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Congrats, Jenna! I knew this was coming (eventually!) And you should have tagged your post “amazing life change” not “travelling”… I have a feeling you’re going to be in California ofr awhile πŸ™‚

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    Katy Hill
    September 24, 2009 at 6:52 am

    So excited for you!!! That’s one of my dreams, to work on a winery and own myown vineyard but that’s another story. It’s amazing up there..way to go girl! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to hear about your adventures up there. And they have TRADER JOE’S!!!!!!!!

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    Jen Trinque
    September 24, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Congratulations, Jenna, I’m so happy for you! I can’t wait to hear more of the details and watch how your new life unfolds!

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    Justy2003
    September 24, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Congrats! Can’t say I’m too surprised…I figured it was coming soon! But, on Friday?! Wow that’s so soon! Good luck with the move! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

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    Brea
    September 24, 2009 at 7:11 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! This is big!! I know you’ll do great at your new job! Looking forward to reading about your journey πŸ™‚

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    Lindsay Jenson
    September 24, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Jenna!!! I am so proud of you!! You’ve have accomplished so much. You have so much talent to share. Go show California what you’ve got. Florida will miss you. Your big leap of faith will be rewarding. Can’t wait to read about the adventures! Go get ’em!

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    Marla
    September 24, 2009 at 7:13 am

    I knew you were going to California ever since you went there!
    But I think a lot of us had that feeling.
    I guess when a place is calling your name so strongly your faithful readers can’t help but know what’s coming πŸ™‚
    best wishes!
    So cute you think you surprised us-hee hee!
    Hope you enjoy California ,whether one year ,five years or all your life! Whereever you roam you will lead a productive life πŸ™‚
    “Life’s about the journey,not the destination.”

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    Allison
    September 24, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Wow, how exciting! It’s so beautiful there!

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    Jaci
    September 24, 2009 at 7:18 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! You are going to have so much fun! I hope you love everything about your new job and new location πŸ™‚

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    Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    September 24, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Congrats! I am so happy for you — you’re in for an exciting weekend!

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    The Look 4 Less
    September 24, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Congratulations and good luck! What an exciting opportunity!!

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    Ashley
    September 24, 2009 at 7:25 am

    CONGRATS! a huge new chapter of your life just opened up and i’m so glad we are all coming along for the ride! everything works out as its supposed to be, and i’m so ridiculously happy for you! youre going to LOVE IT and what an amazing new JOB!

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    Samantha
    September 24, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Congrats, Jenna! You are an amazing and inspiring person, and no one deserves this more than you.

    I wish you the absolute best with your new job, and I can’t wait to read about this new phase in your life. (-:

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    Paige
    September 24, 2009 at 7:29 am

    That is wonderful, Jenna. I am so excited for you!

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    Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    September 24, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Congratulations! What an exciting opportunity! I’m jealous. πŸ™‚

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    Faith
    September 24, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Congratulations Jenna! That’s so great, I’m sure this is going to be a wonderful change and experience for you.

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    Andi
    September 24, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Congrats Jenna! Moving on a whim is a fun and exciting thing. I did it about 5 years ago and know it was the best decision I ever made. Your new job sounds fun! Good luck!

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    Bree
    September 24, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Congrats Jenna and good luck. Can’t wait to read about your new adventures!

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    Kris
    September 24, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Congratulations Jenna!
    I am so happy for you! You have gone through a tough time lately, and I really think that this shakeup will help you out. Plus who doesn’t love a new job to get excited about and movitated for. You are going to do great things!

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    Gloria
    September 24, 2009 at 7:51 am

    That’s so exciting!!! Congrats on the job. It sounds absolutely perfect for you! Can’t wait to read about your new journey and get the best picks on wine πŸ˜‰ Safe travels out to Cali!

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    Amelia
    September 24, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Congratulations Jenna! How exciting?!!! You will rock!

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    leslie
    September 24, 2009 at 7:59 am

    jenna, congratulations on the excitement ahead! you are so deserving, and i can’t wait to see what’s in store for you!

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    Aimee
    September 24, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Congratulations Jenna! It’s been an exciting morning for the Healthy Living Summit team between your news and Caitlin’s big news. Sounds like an amazing opportunity for you. Safe travels and good luck!

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal
    September 24, 2009 at 8:03 am

    That’s SO cool!!! Good luck Jenna. What a wonderful opportunity.

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    Erica
    September 24, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Congratulations Jenna! I’ve been reading your blog for a while, but never commented, but today I have to! It has been my dream to move to San Francisco since I first visited last January. You have worked so hard and you are such an inspiration! Great job!

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    Eira
    September 24, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Congrats πŸ™‚

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    rhodeygirl
    September 24, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Congratulations Jenna!

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    shawna
    September 24, 2009 at 8:13 am

    WOW!!! What wonderful news!!! Congrats and good luck on the new adventure. Can’t wait to read all about it!

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    Jac
    September 24, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Congrats! Tasting Room?? Wow.. glad you’re doing something you LOVE! That’s most important! Hope you have a wonderful time. Good luck..

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    Errign
    September 24, 2009 at 8:16 am

    CONGRATS!

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    Jenna
    September 24, 2009 at 8:19 am

    JENNA! I am so happy and excited for you!! congrats on the new job girl πŸ™‚
    jenna

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    kilax
    September 24, 2009 at 8:22 am

    How exciting! I cannot wait to hear about the new adventure!

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    Nadine
    September 24, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Good Luck! I’m sure you will LOVE your new “life.” Sometimes, change is very good!

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    grace b
    September 24, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Holy Cow Jenna that is so exciting!! I wondered what became of that possible job at the winery you had mentioned…Gotta say you are pretty much the most inspiring blogger!!!

    Have fun!!

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    Lauren
    September 24, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Oh my god, that’s amazing! Congratulations to you! You will do *wonderfully* in this position! So exciting.

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    Lauren
    September 24, 2009 at 8:50 am

    OMG!!! Love it! Your life is taking you places, and you are just enjoying the journey! Amazing girl!

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    Heather
    September 24, 2009 at 8:51 am

    O my gosh! How could you keep such a big secret for so long?! I give you props!!! I hope you really love your new place… away from your parent’s house =] you must be thrilled! By the way, I love you blog!!!! Congrats on your new advantage!

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    Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    September 24, 2009 at 8:52 am

    omg…so so awesome jenna! love the spontaneous decisions!

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    Stefanie
    September 24, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Congrats, Jenna! I did the reverse move from west to east and in two suitcases as well. You will love SF! Esp this time of year the weather is gorgeous! If you get a chance, you should head south to Orange County as it’s really nice there too πŸ™‚

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    Leanne
    September 24, 2009 at 9:02 am

    WOW! That’s all I can say… what wonderful news, Jenna! Congrats and I wish you the best!

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    Liza
    September 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Omg Jenna! I’m SOSOSOSO EXCITED AND HAPPY FOR YOU! California is gorgeous, and I’m sure things will definitely work out once you get settled. Your new job sounds fun, too! GOOD LUCK! πŸ˜€

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    Fancy
    September 24, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations, Jenna! How exciting! Can’t wait to read about all of your new adventures πŸ™‚

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    Susan
    September 24, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Congrats girl! Looking forward to reading about your new life in CA. πŸ™‚

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    Fancy
    September 24, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Congratulations, Jenna! So exciting! Can’t wait to read about all of your new adventures! πŸ™‚

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    Kat
    September 24, 2009 at 9:20 am

    CONGRATS!!! That is such exciting news. I know you will miss Tampa but just think of all the fun new places you get to explore; a whole new city to learn about (and a cool new job to boot)!

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    Jessica
    September 24, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Congrats, Jenna! I love your blog but have never commented before πŸ™‚ but I just wanted to wish you luck and safety on your exciting journey! You are so sweet and hardworking, and you definitely deserve happiness. Keep us updated! xoxo

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    Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    September 24, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Oh goodness, you and Caitlin have me on fire this morning! It’s high time I found my passion and went for it, I’m 27 and I don’t want to waste any more time being unhappy in my career.

    Best of luck Jenna, I can’t wait to see what all you do. You are so inspiring!!

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    Mellissa
    September 24, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Congratulations to you!! What an amazing adventure that I am so excited to follow along with.

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    Megan
    September 24, 2009 at 9:33 am

    AHHH! Congrats, Jenna! That is so awesome, wonderful, amazing, etc haha. I can’t wait this adventure to begin!!!

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    Lisa
    September 24, 2009 at 9:34 am

    CONGRATS!! So happy for you! It will be so awesome! We spent some time in CA last year when hubby had a job offer there. We decided to stay in MN (CRAZY) to be near family. It’s different with little kids to think about. I dream of CA though, and the next time we will vacation there! Can’t wait to hear of your new adventures!
    Lisa

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    Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    September 24, 2009 at 9:36 am

    How wonderfully exciting! I can’t wait to see what God does with your life in CA. πŸ™‚

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    Kristie Lynn
    September 24, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Holy wow! How exciting – for you and us, hehe πŸ™‚

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    Alex
    September 24, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Just wanted to say congratulations and best of luck.

    I also wanted to say, to all the fellow readers who look up to Jenna (including myself): may we all have as much good fortune and opportunity, and may we all follow our dreams and seize the moment in our own lives! Clearly we all have Jenna in common, so I pray for all of us AS WELL as for our friend Jenna.

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    skinnyrunner
    September 24, 2009 at 9:42 am

    omg what a surprise! WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA!! You’ll have a great time and hopefully love it here!

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    Gwen
    September 24, 2009 at 9:47 am

    CONGRATS! That is so super exciting! Can’t wait to be part of the adventure!

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    Kristin
    September 24, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Congrats Jenna! That is so exciting! Sounds like a perfect job for you. Although, as a fellow Floridian, I am sad you are leaving our beautiful state. But luckily you are going to another beautiful place. What a great adventure for you! Best of luck!

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    Gina
    September 24, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I’m so happy for you, Jenna!!! Congratulations on moving to a new, exciting chapter in your life =D I can’t wait to hear all about it!

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    Andrea
    September 24, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Congratulations, that is great news!

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    j
    September 24, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Congratulations Jenna!

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    Kelly
    September 24, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Congrats! I am looking forward to reading all about this new adventure!!

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    Kelly
    September 24, 2009 at 10:02 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! That’s so amazingly exciting and it sounds wonderful. Good luck with the move and getting settled in!

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    Stephanie
    September 24, 2009 at 10:03 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Welcome to sunny (and oh so hot right now) California! This is a very exciting opportunity, and you are just the gal for the position. Safe travels!

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    Rachel S
    September 24, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Wow, how exciting! I’m so happy for you. It’ll be great to watch this unfold on the blog!

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    Rose
    September 24, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Oh, Jenna! I am so happy for you. Congratulations!

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    Cara
    September 24, 2009 at 10:12 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! You’ll love it out there!! Can’t wait to see how this enhances the blog!

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    Shandi
    September 24, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Oh my GOSH Jenna that’s amazing! I’m so excited for you and to hear about your new adventure!!!

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    Kristin P.
    September 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I think you are going to LOVE California!!

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    Paula
    September 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Oh, how WONDERFUL! I was really hoping something like this was in the works for you. Congratulations and best wishes on your new adventure. I can’t wait to read along!

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    Brown-eyed Aesthetic
    September 24, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I thought you may have been! That is very exciting and the change you just may need. Sounds like a great position for you–have fun!

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    saramariesue
    September 24, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Congrats on the move and the new position! Moving to a new place on your own is such an adventure – so many new things and new people to experience. As a Colorado girl – three years ago I made the move to Texas on my own with the company I work. What a trip it’s been and I’ve loved every bit of it (despite missing home every once in a while πŸ™‚

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    chrissy
    September 24, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Just wanted to add my note to chorus of congratulations. How exciting and adventurous! I wish you lots of success and beautiful runs!

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    For the Love of Berries
    September 24, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Jenna! I’ve been a secret reader of your blog and I can’t be more thrilled for you πŸ™‚ Congrats and hopefully this will be just the beginning of a wonderful time in California!

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    Karla
    September 24, 2009 at 10:42 am

    JENNA!!!!! OMG how exciting! SOOO happy for you – can’t wait to hear all about it. Best wishes!!!

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    Krissy - Single Serving
    September 24, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I was waiting for you to tell us this!! I figured that was what was coming next. Congratulations to you! So exciting!

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    Sarah
    September 24, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Jenna this is amazing – congratulations and best of luck!

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    alli
    September 24, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Congratulations! What an exciting adventure! Geez, between you and Caitlin@ healthytippingpoint I don’t know if I can handle too many more suprises! πŸ˜‰

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    Samantha
    September 24, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Wow! This is amazing, and I am so excited you are following your dreams. That takes courage and determination! I know you are going to soar, congrats chica!!

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    Anne Marie@Her New Weigh
    September 24, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Oh wow, Jenna-that’s awesome!!! Lots of luck to you!

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    MyThy as in "Mighty" ;)
    September 24, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I KNEW IT!!! I think we all suspected this. You’re going to love Sonoma/Napa/Wine country + the Bay area. I’m from SoCal and sometimes I LUV the Bay Area even more. I’m actually going to Santa Rosa this tonight to visit the future-in-laws and have a mini-vacay. I’ll be sure to visit Michel Schlumberger this weekend…maybe do their Harvest Luncheon?
    Congrats on this new chapter in your life. You are one positive and tenacious chica. I luv reading ELR from FL but now I’m excited to read more from a fellow CALIFORNIAN!
    You know how you see those signs when you enter state borders on your drive in? Well, WELCOME TO sunny CA!!! =)
    I’d luv to meet up for a ELR food meet up.
    p.s., Welcome to Trader Joe’s and Yogurtland heaven!

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    Jessica
    September 24, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Congrads Jenna! SO EXCITING! That is all that I can say! So awesome, so fun!

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    katecooks
    September 24, 2009 at 11:22 am

    i moved to CA from the east coast three years ago and i love it more than words can say. it was a big leap for sure, but you can’t have big things without the big leaps πŸ™‚ congrats!

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    Iggy
    September 24, 2009 at 11:22 am

    hi jenna… congratulations and best wishes!! πŸ™‚

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    Natalie
    September 24, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Congratulations on your move to the most amazing place on Earth! SO jealous!!

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    elliebelle
    September 24, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Wow! Congratulations! What an exciting experience for you. I know all of us can’t wait to hear more. πŸ™‚

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    Katie
    September 24, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Congrats Jenna! You will do a brilliant job! And what a beautiful area of the country to be living. Lucky you!

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    Jessica
    September 24, 2009 at 11:33 am

    What amazing news! Congrats πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to follow you in your new adventure. Best wishes.

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    elise
    September 24, 2009 at 11:43 am

    i know him and the whole fam. i have mentioned to you before that my family has a vineyard in sonoma, but back then you didnt know the area. its actually in dry creek valley so now you will probably be more familiar with it. anyways, congrats on the great job. they have great wine, as im sure you know. ill see you at the next “passport” in april or maybe “crush” in october.

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    The Fit Foodie
    September 24, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Wow Jenna! Great news, good luck……….. πŸ™‚

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    Kathleen
    September 24, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Congratulations! As a 7th generation Northern Californian – I welcome you to our beautiful state! 39 years and I would never consider leaving NorCal. I can’t wait to read about your new adventures, good luck with the move.

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    LadyLara
    September 24, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Wowowowow!
    Everybody’s coming out of the woodwork for this one! Can’t wait to see where you go from here…

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    Chloe (Naturally Frugal)
    September 24, 2009 at 11:51 am

    You will LOVE it!!!! California is an awesome state- I was born there and recently lived in San Francisco for a little over a year. Have a wonderful time, and don’t get too stressed – vhanges like this always work out for the best!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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    Becky
    September 24, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Jenna,

    What an amazing opportunity! You are truly blessed in every sense of the word. Have fun and keep blogging. We all want to know how it goes!

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    Heather
    September 24, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Wow, Jenna! All I can say is wow. Although we aren’t literally close, I am still bursting at the seams with pride for you. I know that this opportunity is something so uniquely enjoyable and nothing short of a dream come true for you.
    AND YOU SO DESERVE IT, JENNA!!!
    As a nutrition major at Framingham State College in Framingham, MA, it is SO inspiring to see the journey that you have taken thus far in your life. It gives me hope for my future.
    God bless you to the moon and back. I can’t wait to read your daily adventures in CALI!!! [:
    Love,
    Heather

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    Madeleine @ Notes On A Page
    September 24, 2009 at 11:59 am

    That’s wonderful news! When God closes a door, he opens a window, it’s so true. Congrats on the new and exciting!

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    Mary
    September 24, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Awesome! Congratulations…this should be an adventure of a lifetime. I wish you all the best!

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    Rachel
    September 24, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Oh my GOSH!! CONGRATS!!

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    Brooke
    September 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Congrats! I wish you nothing but the best! You will shine wherever you go…they are lucky to have you!

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    sherri
    September 24, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    good for you, jenna!! you’ll loooooooooooove the west coast.

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    HeatherBakes
    September 24, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Woohoo!! Congrats, Jenna. It sounds like an amazing opportunity and I’m sure you’re going to LOVE Cali. Can’t wait to read about your adventures πŸ™‚

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    Taysa
    September 24, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Congrats! Another fellow Northern Californian! I moved here a year and a half ago and I never thought I’d fall in love with it because I was very loyal to my native state (Washington) but it’s a really EASY place to live. From the little I’ve read about you on this blog, that sounds like a fabulous job for you, and I can’t wait to hear about all your adventures in wine country!

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    Tracey
    September 24, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Sooooo excited for you!!!! Your Mom and Dad are going to miss you but I am sure they won’t mind coming to visit you at the Winery!! Soooo cooooollll!!!! You are a whole bunch closer to where I live now (Calgary,Ab, Canada), I so look forward to hearing all about your new adventures and the new foods and recipes you will discover! Awesomeness! πŸ™‚

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    Jenny
    September 24, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Congrats on your big move! So exciting!

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    Kristin
    September 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    That is awesome! Can’t wait to read about your adventures!

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    Ashley
    September 24, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    congrats!!! i’m excited to keep reading and see what great things are coming for you in CA!

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    Jane
    September 24, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Congratulations! You deserve it. What a great new beginning this will be!

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    Samantha
    September 24, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    I’m a lifelong East Coaster, but I just moved to SF from NYC in May! The lifestyle in NorCal is def different than the East Coast, but anything is different when compared to Manhattan of course! Congrats on the move, super exciting!

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    sflunchreview
    September 24, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    California is AWESOME!

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    Bree
    September 24, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Wow – Congrats! I can’t wait to follow along on your new journey πŸ™‚

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    Tiffany
    September 24, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Ok, so I absolutely hate this feeling I’m having, but I can’t help it…I’m SO JEALOUS!!!!

    Wow, what an awesome job to snag…and in Cali too?! Congrats to you!

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    Tiffany
    September 24, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Ok, so I absolutely hate this feeling I’m having, but I just can’t help it….I’m SO JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ What an awesome job and in California at that!!! Congrats!

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    Jessica
    September 24, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Jenna! Congrads! πŸ™‚ I knew were destined to become a WEST COAST GIRL! Hee Hee! J.K.! But you are so BLESSED with the opporunities you have been given! Have a fun time on your journey and I will pray that you can stay centered and not to stressed. God Bless! Jess

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    Mindy
    September 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    OMGOSH!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Wow, that is amazing news , Jenna!!!! You’ll love it out here in California. I grew up in socal and live in SD but have a special place in my heart for norcal.. and I’m hoping to move up to SF in a year for school. That is so awesome–what a great opportunity! πŸ˜€ !!!!!

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    Stephanie
    September 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Jenna, I read you every day and rarely comment. Let me just say, I envy you for the adventure you’re about to experience! But I’m also proud that you’re following your dreams. You are going to rock California. I can’t wait to follow you through this exciting turn of events. YAY!

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    September 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Oh my gosh – CONGRATS!! That sounds like a completely amazing job. After the year you’ve had, this is totally something you deserve!! All my best!

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    Kristin
    September 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Healdsburg IS MY HOME TOWN! I love it there and you’ll love it too. I hope everything goes well for you with the move and all. Best wishes!

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    Allison K
    September 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Congrats! That is so huge. what a great opportunity and adventure for you. I hope your new adventure is blessed! Welcome to the better (sorry east coasters had to throw it in) side of the country!

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    Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    September 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Wow – congrats Jenna! Best of luck on your move and new adventure!

    ~Laura
    Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    LauraMKE.blogspot.com

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    Stephanie
    September 24, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    So exciting!! Well except the flu shot part πŸ˜‰ We had free flu shots at work today too – however I’m waiting till next round to get mine scurrreeeed much haha :/

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    Steffi
    September 24, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Wow, just awesome. After following this blog now for almost a year, I am truly impressed of all the ups and down you have had, the perseverance, the faith, and the determination to rise about it all, and SHINE!

    Your accomplishments are truly amazing. A great inspiration for food, fitness, faith, and success.

    Keep on blogging! I will keep on reading!

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    Amanda (modernation)
    September 24, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Jenna – so happy for you. And so happy you are moving out to California. WELCOME! Safe travels and best of luck!

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    Katherine
    September 24, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Congratulations Jenna! All the best of luck, it sounds like a fantastic opportunity for you.

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    Nicole
    September 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Congratulations, Jenna! You’re going to be great! Have fun living in Cali πŸ™‚ I’m so jealous!

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    Meg @ Be Fit Be Full
    September 24, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    How amazing! Congrats! I am jealous of your new adventure!

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    Marie
    September 24, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I am SO happy for you!
    Announce it if you ever do a Los Angeles visit! Good luck to you and your move.

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    Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    September 24, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    AWESOME! Welcome to the West coast!

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    Anais
    September 24, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    OMG Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so amazing!!!! And the next best thing to me moving there (it seems SO nice) will be to read about you doing it!! You are going to have so much fun!

    Plus, you will have lots of lovely wine right at your hands!! I’m envious! πŸ˜€

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    Katie
    September 24, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    CONGRATS! I can’t wait to drive up from the East Bay, CA and have a tasting and tour with you (like I need an excuse to enjoy wine country).
    Change can be scary and exciting, but you have a great head on you shoulders and are good at being true to your heart so I have no doubt you’ll handle it like a pro!

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    Whit
    September 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Congrats Jenna, I am so happy for you! That is so exciting!

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    Marie
    September 24, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    you go girl πŸ™‚ best of luck!

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    Katharine
    September 24, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    That is SO awesome! Congrats to you! And for following your dream πŸ™‚ Your blog, and courageousness, is so inspiring – thank you. (I, too, own a Honda Civic, named Hannah.)

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    Quisha
    September 24, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    lucky! enjoy it! i’m glad we’re along for this great adventure!!! πŸ™‚

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    Sassy Molassy
    September 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Congrats! This is a great move and really, what do you have to lose? Sounds like an awesome opportunity.

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    Tracey
    September 24, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Oh my gosh – you lucky girl!!!! Well done, Jenna! Go out there and live life to the fullest. πŸ™‚

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    Kristin
    September 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    That is one of my favorite wineries in Sonoma! Congratulations! I live in SF and will surely come visit you soon. It’s going to be a great weekend in the Bay Area!

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    Annie
    September 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Omg how freakin awesome!!! Good luck on your new adventure! πŸ™‚

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    Jessica
    September 24, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    This is a bit late but CONGRATS!!!! I’m so happy for you! I wish you the best and I know that there will be GREAT things in your future!

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    christy
    September 24, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Wow!!! How exciting the path God is taking you on. Good luck and Congrats!!!

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    Melissa
    September 24, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Jenna, what FABULOUS news! I am late to my Google reader today but what amazing news–a huge congrats. There’s nothing like a fresh start. You’ll be amazing! Safe travels!

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    Sara
    September 25, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Wow, I miss a day and I miss everything! You seemed to love that place when you visited earlier this year. It’s quite a sudden surprise but I’m sure you will enjoy it!

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    Jennie {in Wonderland}
    September 25, 2009 at 8:00 am

    I don’t know where I’ve been that I missed this!! WOW! Good luck, Jenna! I wish you all the best in the world and I can’t wait to read about your Cali adventures!!!

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    Kayla
    September 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you! You are going to do so well I just know it. πŸ™‚

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    Danielle
    September 26, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    EEEEEEE! How exciting! I’m so excited for you!

    Danielle

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