In real life (as well as blog life). And guys.
Moving is hard.
I really considered ending the post right there. But obviously, less wordy is not my style. ;) Let’s start with a photo of my gorgeous view.
That’s what I have to look forward to after all of this (or… look out at right now, no matter how much the rest of life is in shambles).
I spent weeks boxing up and throwing out things at my last apartment. I have a lot of stuff. I might go so far as to say that if I gave it a couple of more years, I would’ve turned into a full-fledged hoarder. But at least I’m admitting the problem. First step.
So by Saturday morning – the big move – I was already exhausted. And then the moving truck came. Now, we didn’t pack it perfectly (there was a bunch of space in some areas). But… we filled a 16′ moving truck, my car, a jeep, a van, and a pick-up truck. From my little old one-bedroom apartment.
We had four guys total to help with the move, and they did an awesome job. A friend and I packed up the lose things, took some lighter boxes, and tried to figure out where everything would go.
And all week since then, we’ve been surrounded by boxes. I know nearly everyone has been in this situation at one time or another, and I know it’s temporary and no big deal. But it is overwhelming! I wanted to just be unpacked and enjoying the apartment and feeling like it’s home. But I can’t get through everything in a few days.
I had one good, short meltdown Saturday night when I couldn’t find my deodorant. I think I’ve been on the up-and-up since then. This stuff doesn’t magically happen! I need to keep reminding myself that it’s not going to stay like this here for long.
We are still waiting to get cable sorted out. Comcast is having problems and drama. We lost the internet from my old setup yesterday, but thankfully I got it back today. Give me the internet, and I’ll wait on cable. Without internet?! Please. Maybe just a little bit, but… I was floundering. It’s a shame to say, but I felt unconnected, a little out of my element, when I couldn’t get online. I don’t stay connected all day long, and I definitely put my phone down. But I love catching up on blogs, and checking out photos, and writing blog posts, and emailing on a screen bigger than my phone!
So here I am. Hello!
We’ll get everything worked out eventually. Right now my goal is to slow down and let myself enjoy this in between time. Knowing that it is temporary and all the boxes are going to go away helps. But this is one of the biggest transitions I might ever take. It’s ok to feel overwhelmed. As long as I’m savoring it, too.