We Moved to San Diego

We moved to San Diego!

It feels so weird even writing that out, because I just moved to Denver last January…but I moved to sunny San Diego last week and decided to rejoin the blogging community!

Why San Diego you ask? Two very different reasons.

The first one: I fell in love. Spoiler alert: he broke up with me. *cringes*

(There’s a lot more to that story, but the breakup story has to be another blog. It just does. Also, we don’t hate him or think he is a terrible person. Again, more later. So, stick with me here.)

The second one: work. I signed an incredible partnership before he broke up with me. It happens to be out in San Diego, and happens to be one I have been waiting to do for a couple of years now—so at the time (again, pre-breakup) it seemed like the perfect fit. I also have to work a lot in Los Angeles, and with multiple LA campaigns coming up, I also needed to be back on the West Coast this spring despite any partnerships or relationships I was in. So, here were my thoughts: come out to San Diego for temporary work, see how I like it, have easy access to LA for multiple campaigns I have already signed on for, date the guy I love, assess the situation after 90 days, and then plan for the next steps after having more information about whether or not San Diego could be a long-term fit.

Most of that will still be exactly how I planned it, and that is something to be thankful for. And hey, if you have to move across the country after being dumped, San Diego is not a bad place to mend your broken heart!

Nurse Kelley and Winnie in San Diego
Winnie and me at Sunset Cliffs

As some of you may know, I work for a company called Wanderly, which is a travel nursing technology platform. We house all leading travel nursing agencies in one place so travelers can compare assignments, locations, pay, etc. all in one place.

I am the Chief Nurse Advocate, but basically that means I am the Director of Marketing with a couple of fancy Nursing degrees. Wanderly partnered a long time ago with Furnished Finder, and that is where this new story begins.

Furnished Finder is a short-term furnished housing rental platform. It was created for travel nurses, but has evolved for anyone needing short-term, month-to-month, furnished housing. I love Furnished Finder, because I book directly with the landlord (no booking fees) and all landlords have been verified (super safe). I cannot tell you, truly, how much I enjoy and recommend this platform. Furnished Finder is a fantastic resource for anyone needing furnished housing, and I get hotel deals all over the country. Like, WHAT?!

Image from FurnishedFinder.com

Furnished Finder asked me to partner with them, stay in one of their rentals, and give my honest feedback, reviews, and hot takes of the house, city, and services altogether to share with my followers who may need short-term furnished housing sometime soon.

I chose a rental in San Diego.

I packed up my apartment in Denver.

I grabbed my English Bulldog, Winnie.

I packed up a trailer on the back of my SUV.

And I arrived last week to a beautiful 2BR, 1BA house in the heart of the city that I feel very fortunate to live in for the foreseeable future.

I will keep you all posted on my adventures, on my housing, on my life, and on everything San Diego and Furnished Finders!


Love Always,