Once again, we find ourselves packing. "Another trip?!" you might be thinking, "Do you guys ever stay still?!" There is a simple response to that... it rhymes with Joe. That's right! NO! Apparently we do not stay still, and after this trip, we aren't finished. After all, in only two weeks, we will be heading to New York- permanently for Travis and me! I have to admit, I am nervous. Don't get me wrong, I am also excited as all get out, but I am also kind of nervous for multiple reasons... and here they are! In- you guessed it- LIST form! Yippee!!!
1. We will be so far from family.
2. We will officially be "on our own" for sure (Travis will be bringing in income; I will be fervently searching for a job).
3. We won't constantly have others around who we know.
4. We will have to make new friends.
5. We will have to "plunk" into the realization that the new place is "home".
However, I don't want anyone reading this to think that I am completely nervous about moving or sad about it. Of course not! This is where God has placed us; it is a new adventure! I am definitely up for new adventures... yet with every new adventure comes a little anxiety. For example, imagine you have decided to go skydiving... you are jazzed about your decision, can't wait to experience it, can't wait to tell others that you experienced it, and can't wait to see the awesome footage from your plummet. ....Yet... in the pit of your stomach, something reminds you that there is no certainty that your chute will open... this could be a trip for which you hadn't planned. Get what I mean?
Meh, I am such a stinkin' downer! Let's talk happy once again! I am also extremely excited about the new place. It has a FIREPLACE! How sweet is THAT!? I never thought the first place I lived in would have a fireplace. GET. EXCITED. Our new place also has a gym, pool, activity center, etc.! It seems to have enough stuff to keep us occupied for sure.
Travis sent some needed information to our broker today to pass on to the landlords. Now, all we have to do is wait for a conference call from the landlords. Then hopefully everything will be ready for August 15th!
In other news, I got paid for my first Elance (electronic freelance website) writing job today! Exciting! Hopefully I can get some more jobs on Elance so that I can help bring in some extra income for our small, poor, New York family! ;) Heehee! In all honesty, we have been blessed beyond words, and I cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for us as we continue our newlywed journey together.
And now that I have completely diverted off topic... let me return to the original point of this post... remember this:
Once again, we find ourselves packing. "Another trip?!" you might be thinking, "Do you guys ever stay still?!"
Well, it was soon after that that I took the wrong off ramp onto the subject of New York (I guess I just have it on the brain! :D )! Let's try again! The trip of which I am speaking is the one to Chicago, Illinois for an old friend's (Alyssa M.) wedding! No... she isn't old. It is just that we have grown apart over the years through my family moving, so I consider her an "old friend". However, she is still dear to me, and I cannot wait to see her walk down the aisle; she will be a positively gorgeous bride- no doubt about it! We used to be the best of friends when I lived in Naperville, Illinois; we did everything together and always had the most spectacular imaginations while playing. I will never forget the wonderful, true friendship we had, and to see her get married is such a beautiful blessing for me. Congratulations, Alyssa!