As I type this my husband has started to make his trek to Ohio to start his new job. This is all a huge change for our family and we really haven’t ever been apart for longer than a week when I have traveled. It is a little strange that this time it is him that will be far away. My travel was usually only for a couple days at a time, and just one time it was over a week.
We have known for a bit that he would take this job and this day would come, but it is a little strange that it is finally here. You can only prepare yourself so much for when you actually go through something. I am proud of my husband for taking this step for our future. He was with his old company for a VERY long time, so just having a job change is a big move let alone moving to a whole other state. With him going up first, it will give him time to acclimate to this new job and learn all he needs to. Soon enough they will be opening more locations and he will be so crazy busy.
The kids and I are staying back in Texas for now so that the kids can finish up their soccer seasons with their fabulous league, and so they can finish out school. I didn’t want to rush moving, so that it also gives time for my hubs to be able to talk with people who live and work in Ohio, and learn about good neighborhoods and schools up there.
He will be busy and we of course will be our normal busy that the time will fly faster than we know. I have tons of things to go through here at the house and start the process of packing. After living in this house for almost 6 years, we have accumulated so much stuff between all the various jobs I have gotten into and PTA duties that have extra things left over and all the holidays, there is just so much STUFF that we don’t use or have forgotten that we even have. This will be a time where we can really pair down the junk in the house. I am highly guilty of just shoving things in the junk room or office. I get attached to things because of the memories that are associated with the stuff and I have to learn to just let go of the stuff, but hold onto the memories. Heck I may just take pictures of the things so that it helps me remember, but let go of the physical item.
I have great support here between family and friends that I know we will get through this time of separation with much love and support. Will it be hard to leave it all? Sure, but I am beyond excited for the new opportunities that are coming our way. The move will give us the chance to spread our wings and experience totally new things that we wouldn’t have by just staying in Texas.
My thoughts on it all is that sometimes you just have to take a chance, don’t stay stagnant and in a job when you are miserable. It is scary to take the leap. But would you rather take a chance with something new and it being what you have been looking for, or staying where you are and it breaking you down slowly. Even if the new isn’t exactly what you expected, it can be a learning tool and the next step you need to get to something that makes you happy. Now is the time to be happy, and if your job doesn’t make you happy, then start thinking about what you can do or where you can go to find happiness.
Thanks for following along on our new journey!