We have some HUGE changes happening in our house in the next couple of weeks. If you are reading this, then you probably already know what’s going on, but if you don’t here it is….in 2.5 weeks, we are packing up our entire lives and moving across the country to New Mexico.
Long story short, my husband received an incredible job offer back in September and it was just too good for us to pass up. Even though we know absolutely no one out there, we’ve decided to uproot our entire family and start over in the southwest. I’ve basically gone through every emotion that a person is capable of experiencing: panic, fear, sadness, anger, and I’ve made it where I’m at now: excitement.
In the past two months I’ve quit my dream job as an instructional coach, put grad school on hold, sold our family house, and disenrolled my kids from their schools. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster every day (every hour), but at the core of it is an overwhelming sense of peace. In just 20 days, my little family, including the dog, will be piling in our car and taking 3 days to drive to a town I’ve only seen through Google Maps. It’s enough to send anyone over the edge, but honestly as cheesy as it sounds, as long as the four of us are together, that’s all that matters.
Everyone keeps asking me what my plans are when we get there: settle in and breathe. I’ll be taking the rest of the school year to stay home and get my family settled in. My son will be starting school after winter break, and they are full remote so I’ll be reliving my kindergarten days. My daughter will also be home everyday with me. It’ll be the same circus it typically is, but just in New Mexico. My husband’s new office is a quarter of a mile from our rental, so this new job equals a lot more family time before and after his work day, which we’re excited for.
Eventually, my plan is to hopefully find a job in the school district that we’ll be living in and then start grad school again at a local university. I really want to finish my admin degree and get into some sort of curriculum development position in the future. My blog will continue to be my outlet and I’ll hopefully be getting more posts out now that I won’t be working full-time.
Until then, you can find me packing our entire lives into PODS, soaking up the next 20 days of Illinois life, and seeing as many friends and family as I can before we leave.