After a relocation process of over three months, our family is now settling in at our new house…our dream home.
It’s been a happy process for us, set in motion by a promotion for my husband. We anticipated many of the changes, though a few managed to blindside us. But it’s the day to day details that stymie and delight us most. Such as:
- It is actually fun to clean a new (to me) house. I’m certain it won’t last, though.
- Shopping at a new grocery store is terribly disorienting, especially when you’re hangry.
- No matter how much you love your new home and yard, you will be compelled to change things to make it your own.
- Having all new places to run will both thrill and discombobulate you, especially when you know exactly how far every possible run in every possible direction from your house is.
- Cleaning and showering with different water changes everything. (Hair!)
- All family members (dogs included) will have emotions to process in their own time frame.
- There will be many wrong turns because you have no idea where you’re going. (I just call it exploring and roll with it.)
- Figuring out new light switches.
- We walk about an extra mile a day around the house trying to remember where we stowed things.
It’s been over 15 years since I’ve moved, so this is a whole different ballgame for me. We’re still in the state where we’ve always lived, but an area we haven’t previously explored. Change is exciting…and disorienting, but for me, mostly a whole new adventure!