As you probably know, I accepted a job offer in May that transplanted our family to Seabrook, Washington. After one month of living here, I’ve gotten a lot of repeat questions from y’all, so I figured now was a great time to answer some FAQ about our move and the town of Seabrook.
Q : What do you and your partner do for a living?
A : My blog is my full-time job, although it doesn’t pay like one (maybe someday.) When we moved here, I accepted a contract with Seabrook as their content creator. I write blog posts for their website, take photos around town and help coordinate social media posts for the town. My own blog/content are separate from the work I do for Seabrook. Marty is a journeyman electrician by trade but is not currently working as an electrician here.
Q : Did you buy a house there?
A : I wish! Maybe (hopefully) someday. But the short answer is, no. We currently rent a home (monthly, not nightly) from a wonderful home owner here in town. My boss found this home for us and had all the details worked out for us before we got here.
Q : Why did you move there?
A : This is a loaded question, to an extent. When we visited Seabrook in March, we talked about living here someday but had no idea it would ever be our reality. We decided to sell our house because of a tough situation we went through back in 2019. Our home was already on the market when the founder of Seabrook found my blog. We connected on LinkedIn (don’t ever underestimate the power of making virtual connections) and ultimately, he invited us to move here and offered me a contract with Seabrook just as our house was going under contract, so the timing was perfect and we took the leap!
Q : Is Seabrook open?
A : Yes. Seabrook is currently open. There are no hotels here (another common question) but there is a wide array of rental cottages that you can stay in. Currently, there is a 7-night minimum in place (I know this seems like a lot) in order to help protect the locals and the hospitality staff from COVID. In a town that exists primarily because of tourism, the germs come from far and wide. So extra precautions are in place for now! If you ever have questions about staying in Seabrook, please ask me! I don’t mind at all!
Q : I’m planning a trip to Seabrook in the future, what are some things we should do while we’re there?
A : I wrote an itinerary for the Seabrook website that talks about a few of our favorite places in/around town. You can find that blog post here, but if you want more suggestions or are looking for something specific, also ask me! I’d love to help you make the most of your trip to Seabrook.
Q : How are the kids?
A : Honestly – Better than ever. They have about 5 toys total in the entire house (compared to an entire toy room that was busting at the seams before) and they get along so much better. They are truly thriving here. They’ve both become more outgoing, they both spend WAY more time outside (scooters have been a staple the past three weeks) and they both have a “normal” sleep schedule now, which has been such a positive change. My mama heart is so happy seeing them happy.
I know this short post barely touches on our new lives here and I can’t wait to share more as we continue to settle in, but I wanted to at least answer a few questions while I had time to sit down and write! Thank you so much to everyone who has stuck around while we’ve navigated so many changes in our lives. I see you and I appreciate each and every one of you. I can’t wait to share more soon!
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