There are a few things in life that you can always count on – taxes, weather, and change. Sometimes it is for the better, sometimes it is detrimental, sometimes it is bittersweet… I am not that good with change, I’ll admit. I like the routine. I like consistency. I like patterns and knowing what is coming down the pipeline – don’t I just define a Type A?
And yet, I once again am embracing change and starting a new chapter. So what’s the change I’m referring to? Is the anticipation building up yet?
Without further ado…
A little over two years ago, I relocated from Florida to California. I made that move with my husband and two dogs in just about 4 days just after we hit our 6-month wedding anniversary. Let’s just say there was a lot of silence for the majority of the drive. We uprooted everything we had, packed a U-haul, and drove…and drove…and drove. But once we got here, we knew we were home! California has been so good to us with adventure, travel, food, culture, and so much more. We have met some amazing people and been able to accomplish projects we had only dreamed of. Whatever came down the road, we knew that we were now Californians for life.
But just as life goes, we received opportunities we couldn’t pass up which is taking us from the Central Valley to San Diego! So yeah, we aren’t leaving California but we are about to embark on a whole new adventure with so much to see, do, try, eat, and enjoy.
- Find a way to say good-bye without saying good-bye to the Central Valley.
- Find a place and pack in less than 1 month so we can start work right away.
- Move two adults & two doggies within that month!
- Get our new home ready for the holidays.
- Be home.
I am ready and not ready at the same time. I am excited and scared and nervous and anxious. I could not ask for a better place to move to and am really looking forward to the next adventure, but I feel like I am breaking up with someone that I don’t want to break up with – I guess this is where that “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” situation comes into play.
But I know this isn’t good-bye. Especially to all the friends, we have made along the way, but this is a new chapter that I am excited to begin.
In the next few weeks, I will be looping you in on the exciting relocation adventures and take you along on our journey to find a new home!
So inquiring minds want to know… Have you had to move recently? Any tips or suggestions to make the move easier?? What’s written in your next chapter?