It’s a funny thing to come back to your blog after more than a year passes to find that the last post was “On Stuckness.” Indeed.
I can say that “stuckness” has been a familiar feeling over the last 14 or so months, even though the laundry list of things that have changed is long and mighty:
- In May, we committed to a move from New Mexico to Southwest Michigan. Put the house on the market. Started planning.
- In June, the guy started his new position. I started prepping for the move. The house was not sold.
- In July, we shipped the girl to grandparents, the guy went back to work, and I packed up house and dogs and made the long drive. The house was not sold.
- In August, we created as much normalcy as we could in a two bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor with 3 people and 2 dogs. And looked for a new house in Michigan. The house in New Mexico was not sold.
- In September, the girl started her new school (happily, phew!) and we found a house that would work. Miraculously, we were able to buy it even though…the house in New Mexico was not sold.
- In October, we moved in to our cozy new house. Exhale. Unpacked lots and lots of boxes. My reward was Camp Mighty. The house in New Mexico? Still not sold.
- In November, the snow began to fall. I started to think about finding a job. The house in New Mexico? Not sold. Sigh.
- In December, the snow kept falling and the temperature kept dropping. Christmas was cozy, except for the 2 days without power right up to Christmas Eve. The house in New Mexico? Not sold. Sigh.
- In January, the snow kept falling. And falling. So cold. But there was a job that appeared! THE EXACT JOB! What? The house in New Mexico? Not sold. Sigh.
- In February, a week in Phoenix in the sunny 70s. Such a relief. And the house in New Mexico? On the last day of that sunny vacation week, an offer. All right, all right, all right….
- And now it is March. The snow is melting. The job is good. The blog is awakened out of hibernation (and hey, it wasn’t so hard to finally make that domain I bought a decade ago really mine!). Good stuff, good stuff. And the house in New Mexico? We sign it away in 5 more days.
So maybe, just maybe, the thaw has really begun. I’m ready.