Stressed from trying to wrap up the last of my San Diego clients, keeping up with the blogging commitment and moving to Colorado.
Sad to be leaving my family and friends.
Happy for my husband who’s getting a promotion, making good money doing something he loves.
Excited to join a new community that’s crazy about dogs and the outdoors.
Nervous about not finding a home with a landlord who will allow three Pit Bulls.
Anxious to get moved and settled.
Exhausted from all the above.
But with all that’s going on right now, I have to remind myself to just breathe.
Big life changes, such as moving to another state, can take a toll on not only YOUR life, but your RELATIONSHIPS as well. Any time spent with my family and friends before I leave is SO much more appreciated. Even though I’ll only be a quick 2 hour plane ride away, it’s the spontaneous visits I’ll miss the most. Being able to drive around the corner to my mom’s when she needs help with my little brothers or invites me out to dinner, or when my friend calls to say she’s already halfway to my house so I’d better warm up the jacuzzi…these are the moments I LOVE, these are the moments I’ll miss. These moments will be replaced with my mom scheduling a Skype session just to say hi and show me how big my brothers are getting, and my friends saving up money for months just to buy a plane ticket so we can spend the weekend together. Oh (sigh)…just breathe. Then there’s how it effects me & Brian’s relationship. We’re both so stressed and short-tempered at the moment, that it really isn’t helping. Although, I guess it does in a way, because if we can get through this together, then we should be able to get through anything life throws at us. The dogs certainly help calm us down when things get chaotic…Rain has anxiety issues, so whenever me or Brian raise our voices at each other, Rain comes over to calm us down by giving us hugs. And it TOTALLY works! She’s the perfect reminder for us to just breathe.
As optimistic as I am about the big move, there’s just SO much that has to be done and SO many questions that need to be answered, it’s impossible not to freak out every once in a while. I need to empty out the storage unit, have a garage sale (or two), find a home to rent, get approved for that home, spend quality time with friends and family before I leave, continue blogging three days a week, wrap up the last of my S.D. clients, research and hire moving companies, schedule the move, pack the entire house, drive 1,100 miles with the dogs, move into our new home, get settled, dive into the pet community to establish my business, all while taking care of the every day to-do’s…Oh, did I mention that my best friend is getting married in two months too?! The list continues…plan a bachelorette party, find a Maid-Of-Honor dress, buy a wedding gift, buy plane tickets (she lives in Seattle), fly to Seattle and spend the first week of October doing wedding stuff…Oh, that reminds me, our first wedding anniversary is on Sept 10th. So, there’s that too…just breathe.
Well, it looks like my goals for the next month have set themselves. See you Friday!