procratinating & thoughts on moving
As I sit here on the couch in my pajamas procrastinating packing up the last odds and ends of our apartment (and cleaning the bathroom/ kitchen - save me now!) I've been thinking about moving. In college I got very accustomed to one year here, one year there. We were always packing up and moving on after just a few short months. It kept me organized for one thing (who wants to move junk that many times over?), but it also kept me on my toes. A new apartment complex always meant meeting new people, new neighbors, new friends. I never got too comfortable in one place.
Last year when we resigned our lease for a second year at this apartment complex - although I didn't mind not packing up and moving out - it felt so weird. It was time to move on! Time for change. But we stayed, and it was the right thing to do at the time.
And now it's the right time to move out.
And you know what? I've gotten comfortable here. After two years of the same neighbors, shopping centers, and church callings I've gotten into a groove. I know the layout of my local Ralph's by heart and can find you a jar of sun dried tomatoes no problem. We love the friends we've made through our various church service, even if most of them are 10 years older than us and have a bushel of kids. And I'll always have a tender spot in my heart for our little 700 sq/ft tiny apartment with it's painted gray wall and the first dishwasher our married life. This little section of Santa Clarita, California has been good to us.
Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited about our upcoming move. We've found a great apartment that will fit our little growing family of 3 just fine. It's in a lovely neighborhood, in a fun part of town, and we're going to have to watch our waistlines because delicious restaurants will now be in dangerously close walking distance. However: change is change is change.
And I'm out of practice.
I'm sure it will come back to me in no time: this building new relationships, figuring out a new apartment complex, and new layout at the grocery store thing. This meeting new neighbors, organizing new rooms, and working out a new groove thing. It's just a little daunting sometimes, but we're excited.
So bring it on Saturday - we're ready for you and the start of something new.
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