Adventure. Yes…adventure for sure. Aren’t you jealous? You shouldn’t be…I have been buried under a mountain of phone calls and appointments. Plus, it is Spring Break for my kiddos. Two weeks of Spring Break! I have been doing my best to entertain them and enjoy our family time together. SeaWorld, Coronado Island, the pool, etc. But we have a not-so-fun family task ahead of us. You see, my husband’s company is transferring us back to Illinois…ASAP. Yep…after just two short years in Southern California, we are headed back to Illinois.
Let me just let that sink in for a moment.
Let me pour a glass of wine.
Nope…I think I need the bottle.
Ya…it was kind of like that. Honestly, I’m still having a hard time accepting it. We were supposed to be in California for about 5 years. FIVE. It has been two. I’m kind of heartbroken. Truly. I love where we live, I love our house, I love our friends. My kids are happy, they love their friends, they love their sports teams. We Love The Beach!!! Flip flops in January. Sunny days 90% of the year. Swimming pools 9 months out of the year. Mountains. Snow on our terms. Wineries. Disneyland.
We are headed back to four seasons of really HOT and HUMID summers and FREEZING winters. More winter coats than should be necessary. Icy roads. Swimming pools for only two and a half months. Tornadoes. Bugs…lots and lots of bugs. Eew. But, also, FRIENDS…really great friends that have been dearly missed. And Family…most within a day’s drive. Snow. Making Snowmen in the front yard. Sledding. Fireflies…hundreds of fireflies twinkling in the warm summer nights. Thunderstorms. Christmas-time in Chicago.
A New adventure is starting for our family. We are starting by getting our house ready to put on the market. My husband and I are pros at this…seeing how this is our fifth move or so since we have been married. We have moved, on average, every two and a half years. No joke! Truly, I have numerous people tell me I should start my own Home Staging business. Maybe one day. Until then, I have SO.MUCH.DECLUTTERING to do. It is amazing how one family can accumulate so much stuff!
I apologize that I may not be around as much in the up coming months. But, I will be keeping you all updated on the complete insanity that I will be going through. An abundance of wine will be needed. After all, I have to drink it all before we move…the moving company won’t take it! A likely excuse…
And…If I haven’t told you about our upcoming move in person yet…I wholeheartedly apologize. I truly have had a hard time telling anyone…even our kids. Because…I’ll cry…or you will cry…and then I’ll cry…and it will just be a sad mess.
Have you gone through a big move? How did you handle it? What is one thing that sticks out in your mind?