It happened

I can't believe it's already over. Well, almost. We still have some stray stuff at the old place and cleaning to finish up but for all intents and purposes we are in the new place. The commute to work is pleasantly easy, which is a nice surprise.

I'm not sure how it happened but it's already over. Nothing but piles of boxes and a wrist pain that I can't shake to remind me that another "big life change" happened. I've moved so much in the last 7-8 years of my life that it is hard to believe it is considered a major life event - one that especially leads to a ton of stress. Well the stress part isn't hard to believe, am i right? There are still some stray items at the old place and some (read: A TON) of cleaning up to do but we are officially in the new house and it's kind of crazy.

This whole move has been a major catalyst in opening up my eyes and really forcing me to see that changes need to happen, and soon - gradual but soon. This really isn't "news to me" because I've been working on a big personal project, some of you may have seen me bring up on Instagram (I'll be posting about this soon!). Today just happened to finally be the day that everything came crashing down around me and really broke me. It forced me to admit some things to myself. So here is a short list to unload:

- Life is a lot like a plane crash, you have to put your oxygen mask on first before you can take care of anyone else.

- Even when it feels like you are all alone, going crazy and no one could possibly understand... there is someone nearby that completely gets it. Reaching out is not weakness.

- Anger is manifested fear. Feel it. You must.

- Tycho is great for getting lost in your head. Seriously, I'm addicted.

Goodnight all :) Tomorrow is another day (closer to vacation).



moving day is approaching

I keep claiming to end the radio silence and clearly that isn't actually getting accomplished so I'm going to stop saying it.

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We had been looking around for new apartments because we weren't interested in renewing our current lease (no matter how gorgeous the unit was). We definitely didn't expect to sign a lease so quickly but we found an apartment we couldn't pass up. After raising Abe on the 6th floor and taking him up and down the stairs 3-5 times a day, we are just over it. We are so excited to move into our first floor unit with an attached garage AND driveway. No fighting for spaces. It's going to be heaven...

Above all else we are very thankful that it is a little bit bigger and sort of a lot less expensive. Even if we are farther from the city, we are a-okay with it. Pictured above is the "sunroom" which will become my desk/creative studio area. Lots of big plans are swirling in my head about projects and things to make for, do in, and share about the new place. It feels like years since I was this inspired last. It is a wonderful feeling.

We move in this weekend and it will be an adventure with several timers on our abilities. It's like our own moving Olympics. We've been perfecting these skills for YEARS now and it will definitely be putting us to the test. WISH US LUCK! We will most certainly need it. You can follow along on Instagram (#jckhmrmovesagain) for updates because I'm sure I will be whining about my muscles and procrastinating the unpacking. If I'm being honest.

So I hope everyone is having a great January so far, I can't believe I'm going to blink and it will be over already. I certainly cannot wait to see what February brings.


p.s. Yes, I'm fully aware that it will be in the mid to high 20s when we move, and probably lots of snow. Yes, I'm crying inside. Wish me warmth!