Friday, January 8, 2016

We're On The Move! (and a video)

Since we left San Diego and I started keeping this blog in 2011, we've collected temporary homes like trading cards:

Houston, TX
Tomball, TX
Seymour, TN
Knoxville, TN
Cordova, TN

It is exhausting to think about all the house hunting, packing, moving, and unpacking to which we've become accustomed. If only house hunting was actually as brief (30-minute episodes!) and simple (only 3 options to consider!) as House Hunters.

Between the annual moving extravaganzas and my husband's bald head, you'd think we were a military family, but we're not. The fact of the matter is that we're not afraid of moving to chase opportunity, step out of our comfort zones, and give new cities a shot. Many people probably chase opportunity and move once. Yeah, that would be too easy. ;)

Well, we're on the move... in three ways!

I got a promotion! It has been a recipe of mentorship, opportunity, timing, and proving myself. I worked really hard for this, but I acknowledge that the stars aligned in my favor. I'm reminded of that Seneca quotation: "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."

We're moving to Nashville in a few weeks. I love that city, and I'm even more excited to be in the same city as one of my best friends again!

Pres is almost bipedal! She found her balance on New Year's Day, and within 24 hours, she was walking side-by-side holding my hand. She's on the move which makes this little video seem so outdated now, but what a fun moment for us!



 
Wish us luck as we finish packing up for the big move!

5 comments:

Louise , Travel the Unbeaten Path said...

Good luck with your move! Ugh we have had our share of moves in he last few years also... And just moved back to Florida last week! Congrats on the promotion, and cheers to finally living in the same town as best friends!!!'

Jenn said...

I love the one sock look! :) Way to go, Pres!!

Best of luck with your move. I get the military question all the time with all of our moves as well. Nope, not military. :) It's such a journey to be able to move around and experience new cities.

Lauren {Adventures in Flip Flops} said...

So my blog hasn't been active in awhile (and so this hasn't been announced ON the blog), but I'm in Nashville now, too! I would love to meet-up when y'all are settled and/or if you're coming in to house hunt!

runwright said...

All the best with the move and hope you love your new home

Brita Long said...

Aw, yay! Congrats on your promotion! And yay for baby walking!