Hi Friends! By some miracle I got up the meal plan yesterday and I’m blogging now. Things have been off the hook insanely busy since we decided to sell our house. It was a weird situation because we didn’t have to move, but we chose to move to make some extra money we could put toward my massive student loan. The thing is I fought the move for a really long time, I’ve moved every year since I was 17, so I thought when we bought a home I would finally have stability. The whole process was relatively easy, we had a great realtor (much better than our first one) who was really supportive.
The scariest part about all of it was having to move farther from work, I have so little time as it is I didn’t want to give up any to commute. I was also worried about my back/hip, but Dr. K assured me that I would be okay. I had a couple of major flare ups on weekend driving around so needless to say I was really worried.
Finding a house was relatively easy, we put an offer on one house which got passed up. We drove around and looked at horrible houses for a day, then we found our current home. Thanks to Thad, our realtor, we beat out 5 other offers put on the house over labor day weekend. I loved the home compared to the others we looked at, but I wouldn’t say I loved it more than our home in ahwatukee. I was still holding on for dear life to our home, even though it was boxed up.
We were lucky to have Paul’s parents here all weekend helping us move and some awesome extra helping hands from friends. It definitely made things much better and more exciting. The more we unloaded the more happy and peaceful I got, I started to realize the fear of the unknown is greater than any fear one could have. Over the last two days, amid all the chaos, I’ve grown to love our new home already more than I ever liked our old home, and the things I was most nervous have turned out to be a blessing.
- The Commute- the thing I was most nervous about has turned out to not be that bad. I do have to plan really well because I can’t just run home if I need too. I also have to get up a little bit earlier, but it doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. My back has been hit ore miss, but mostly fine. I enjoy listening to music and drinking my smoothie and/or coffee on the way to work (always in a portable throw away cup like a reused starbucks cup). I also appreciate time to decompress on the way home, with my 10 minute commute before I always felt like I was on the go with no time to myself. Drive time is going to be me time or time to catch up with friends on the phone. So far I really like it.
- Going to Mass at the Church we got married at was really awesome over the weekend, I’m looking forward to that.
- Exercising at a closer Life Time. Sometimes it’s nice to get a work out in a place where you don’t know all the employees and most of the members. More focused workouts sounds like a great idea, I don’t think I’ll avoid going to the gym on my days off, I’ll just go to a different gym.
- “Downtown” our little town has an a really cute down town. Our friends would always invite us to go places with them there but it was always too far, now it’s 10 minutes away. We already went to breakfast there Sunday morning after mass, I got an amazing omelet loaded with cheese and veggies my favorite!
- Closer to our friends. We had two family friends stop by the day after we moved in to see the house and say hi. It took months to get anyone to our old house because we were so far away.
- The new house has TONS of storage, it’s freaking fantastic!
- Scorpion hunting, okay this is a joke. This was fun for about 10 seconds. I’ve lived in Arizona almost my whole life and never saw any scorpions, but apparently I live under a rock because every one I know has had some interaction with them.
That’s it for me today! I can’t wait till Thursday (my day off)! Nala is getting her cone of shame removed and I’m going to sleep A LOT! Don’t worry she is fine she just got spayed. Her and Missy are adjusting to the new house really well.