Sunday, October 28, 2012

Moving Day!

We're moving! All of the stuff in the corner, the large desk, and children are all being moved today!  The movers will be here shortly to load up all the stuff minus the kids, but if they wanted to take them too, I wouldn't complain. (haha, kidding).

As some of you may or may not know, we recently moved to New York. We tend to move a lot. I've always been used to moving. In fact, I've moved over twenty times into a new place. I've lived in five different states (Missouri, Utah, California, North Carolina, and now New York). Whew.

I've been giving a lot of thought about change lately. It is not easy, and I don't enjoy moving. However, I enjoy being able to "start over", learn new things about myself, and above all meet new people. I've met some amazing people from all the times I have moved, and I can't imagine what my life would have been like if I would have stayed in just one place. One question I always get asked is "how do you do it"? It is hard for others to imagine moving away from family, friends, and what they know as norm. Yet, this is what I've been used to. I feel like my friendships mean more to me, because I understand that sometimes we can't be in the place as those we love. I feel as if I talk to people more when I'm away from them,because I don't want to lose contact with them. I also feel as if I can honestly say I know the meaning of "distance makes the heart grow fonder". I think my ability to endure long distance relations is what makes Daniel and I so close. When he was deployed, I was still able to feel close with him. Likewise, I'm able to maintain friendships and closeness with my family members.

I wanted to write this post to clarify a few things. First, yes, I miss everyone at home. Second, I'm starting to enjoy New York a little more every day, and third, I'm (as well as everyone else) stronger than I thought. I will survive this move, just like I survived moving to a new place before. Don't worry, I will miss all of you just as much as I did before. I also want to encourage others to step out of their comfort zone. Sometimes, we learn the most about ourselves we aren't stuck in the same routine. Life is an adventure; go explore! Oh, and home is where we make it. I love that no matter where I go, as long as I have my little family, my life is complete.

I'd love to hear about your experiences moving or visiting a new place! If you have any, please comment or send me a private message on Facebook. I'd love to hear from you!