Yup, that’s the gist of it.
My husband and I are moving to Idaho. Twin Falls to be exact, and this move is, by far, the largest we have ever considered making. It’s literally across the country from where we are from. It’s not just a big move distance wise, but it’s a huge move from our friends, family and everything we’re comfortable with. It’s something we have lost countless hours of sleep over. It’s something we’ve discussed 1,000 times over, on repeat, for months. It’s something that we know is going to be the best move for us, right now.
It’s something that’s really freaking exciting.
The reason we’re moving is because Brian has accepted a position with Clif Bar, which is located in the city of Twin Falls. It’s a start up, and this is an opportunity that may only come around once for him.
Simply put, it was an opportunity we just could not pass up.
Our journey started in August, and now, at the end of November, we are starting the process to pick up our lives and adjust them to Idaho living. Two hours behind our East coast friends and 2200 miles apart.
There is so much to do, it seems, but it’s so hard to figure out where to start. We have to clean our house and get it listed just one year after we moved into it.
We will probably be separated from each other for a couple months while our house sells, and be sure we have enough for a down payment. Then, we’ll have to find a new home in Idaho. But, if we don’t have enough for a down payment, we have to find an apartment complex or rental property that will accept our two cats and our 82 pound (and growing) German Shepherd.
There have been many nights we sat up talking, stressing, focusing on our anxieties and working through them. We discussed the pros and cons, sometimes the same way every night. We looked to our family, our closest friends, and sometimes our pets for guidance.
But, at the end of the day, we knew that right now, this was the best choice for us. Despite all the headaches a cross country move will certainly cause, we know that in this time in our lives, there’s no better chance for us to make a new start in a place so far from our norm.
I don’t want to continue to ramble on but if there’s one thing this entire decision has taught me it’s that sometimes to reach your fullest potential as a person, to see what you are really passionate about, you need to push yourself further than you’ve ever pushed yourself before. You have to take chances, you have to fail, and you have to be aware that it’s not always going to be easy.
Sometimes, in order to become what you know you can be, you have to just dive in and have the confidence you can swim.
Until next time, Internet!
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