At least that’s what I’ve been telling myself.
A big change is coming to my little family. After 13 years in our “starter” home we are planning a move. Naturally, because we are us, we’ve actually been talking about this move for years. Seriously, years.
Last summer my parents sold my childhood home (how DARE they?) and took up permanent residence down in sunny Florida (yep, that’s how they dared). However, before doing so they mentioned that they’d really love to snowbird with us, will miss our kids (maybe us too, I suppose), ectera, on and on and so forth… and it lit the fire under our butts. We took months prepping our home for sale.
Our sweet, cute, little home.
It’s where we came home to after our wedding. And had our first dog. And a few years later, brought our first baby home.
It’s where we’ve had many first days of school.
And an almost equal amount of last days of school.
I’ve learned how to cook here, in a heinous kitchen. And become an even better cook in a way better kitchen.
We learned about the trials and tribulations of home ownership in this home. We made questionable decorating choices (like painting our bedroom bright blue, for example) and then slightly better decorating choices along the way.
Our older son became a big brother in this house with the addition of our youngest son.
The boys became best friends here.
In this home I ran my first ever mile on my treadmill. Like, EVER. And many subsequent miles since.
I’ve been blessed by the amount of friends that have come to visit over the years and snuggle with me on my couch, whether it be for life celebrations, races they are running in the area, or just hanging out and going to the drive-in movies together.
We’ve had a lot of fun here. Some sad memories too, but mostly happy ones, filled with a lot of joy.
It’s been good to us these past 13 years. And change is hard. But we accepted an offer on our home after it had been on the market for just 2 weeks; there are new people who will live here in a few months and I hope it’s just as wonderful and memory-making for them.
We’re on the search for our new home at the moment and while it’s daunting, I’m remaining fairly zen about the entire process. I know that wherever we land it will be good, because we will be together.
What big moves have you made recently? How do you tap into your moment of zen?