Truthful Tuesday- Moving

finger on her lips. silence gesture

If you read yesterday’s post, then you know I’m moving to North Carolina sometime soon. We don’t have an exact date yet. It’s about 4 hours from where I currently live. This time,  my mother and youngest brother have decided to move as well. This is the fifth move in less than three years for us. In my twelve years of marriage, we have moved many, many times. And I always get sympathy when I talk about it. Don’t get me wrong, I hate packing and unpacking. The stress of finding a new place, sorting out schools and getting doctor recommendations is stressful. But the truth is, I really like parts of it. I like changing houses and getting to decorate again. I like changing cities and meeting new people, making new friends, and learning about a new setting and “culture.” I will admit I wasn’t always happy with our move in West Virginia but I also was trying to function while battling clinical depression, so I wasn’t my usual cheerful self that was outgoing and making friends. That’s a mistake I won’t make this time! I also was really tunnel-visioned with work. This time, I intend on having plans that make me get out of the house and goals to talk to a certain number of people every week, etc. It does make me a bit uncomfortable because I have introvert tendencies too — I need some peace and quiet to recharge — but the truth is, I also like to be pushed outside my comfort zone. It’s how I became an author!

2 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday- Moving

  1. With moving often, items not often needed would be left in boxes for a quick grab ready for the next move! I have to give you much credit, I hate packing for a 4-6 month visit to my stepmother’s. Can never quite get “what to take” sorted out. I always pack too much.


    1. I will be SOOO thankful to have my living room and dining room furniture again! As it happens, we might even need to buy some more! The bigger issue is that a lot of things that did get unpacked we haven’t needed and things are terribly unorganized. Well, the packing was unorganized in the first place. Sigh. Hopefully, I’ll never have to put most of my stuff in storage again!


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