It's been awhile since I've posted anything that isn't a cryptic Taking Stock, a book review or even a music recommendation. That's because there were some things being discussed and some decisions being made, and it was better to get things set into motion before making them public knowledge. Things have started moving forward and now I feel like it's okay to share what's going on.
The short version, we are moving.
The longer version, seriously, we are moving! For those of you who know me this probably comes as a big surprise. Me, changing something? Yup! This has been a long time coming. While there are things we like about the area we are living in now, there are lots of things we don't like. Lately, the things we don't like column has been growing. Realizing that, and seeing that it didn't look like that was going to change meant it was time for us to make a change. It wasn't an easy decision. I do not do well with change, and it's because of me that we've remained here as long as we have. But even I could see we needed to do this.
The decision was made, then there was a process to follow. For practical reasons, I would need to find a new job and have that lined up before we even looked for a new place. Having a job lined up would be security moving forward, and it would also give us a starting area to hunt for a new place to hang our (viking) hats. We would also begin getting our current house ready to put up on the market.
Well, the new job has been obtained. That was a crazy experience I am sure I will blog about at another time. It happened a little faster than I think either of us anticipated, but it worked out. I'll be commuting for a while while we start looking for a place now. That's going to take some time, but one thing I've learned about my husband is he knows a lot of stuff, including how to do all this. Moving is going to be daunting, the whole process of hunting and getting our home ready to sell. There is also the whole having to go through and get rid of 15 years worth of stuff. I have a tendency to hold on to stuff, and I'm going to have to let some of that go. It will be good for us to downsize some. The cat is going to have to learn to live her life a little bit closer to us. It's going to be nice to be closer to family, friends, food (as in better grocery shopping), restaurants (as in not just crappy chain restaurants), and other things that are important to use.
I know this hasn't been easy on David. I've been freaking out at pretty epic levels. He has been incredibly patient and kind. He is my rock. I need to pull my crap together and make sure I'm his rock too. There is a lot of pressure on him as things continue to move forward, and I appreciate everything he is doing/stressing about/planning/scheduling to make this happen. I know once everything is done, and we are relaxing in our new place, eating some amazing food because we will have such a better grocery shopping selection, it will all have been worth it. More to come as things progress!