Remember a month ago when I wrote about how I was slowly adjusting to my new life in Chicago? And how I would eventually warm up? And it would only get better and better?
Well, jokes on me, because now we are moving to Florida.
Andy was offered a great job at a Christian school outside of Fort Lauderdale teaching high school Bible and coaching basketball. We're very excited about it, and I think this is a really good thing for our family.
I am not quite as excited about moving again, four months after we moved last time. I was just starting to feel reasonably comfortable. I was about to look for a new dentist! Instead we are reletting our apartment and asking for our moving boxes back from my brother and sister-in-law (thanks Sam and Cacia!).
But other than having to pack everything back up and losing my hard-earned progress in being comfortable in my habitat, it's not going to be too bad. My roots aren't that deep, so hopefully ripping them out won't be too painful. Starting over won't be fun, but better to leave now than when I've gotten really connected and invested.
Andy's new job doesn't start till August, so it's going to be an exciting summer. We're going to move to Madison for a while to stay with my sister, which is going to be awesome. We're going to take another semi-spontaneous trip to Europe, this time to France. We'll go hang out with Andy's family in California which will be so much fun. At some point we'll find a new place to live in Miami.
It should all be a really good time. I'm positive at some points my rootlessness will make feel anxious, and I will long for stability and routine. I'll be really excited to move into our new life come August. In the meanwhile, my goal is to enjoy the process as much as possible, but give myself grace when I don't.
Stay tuned for new Floridian adventures! Also, neither Andy or I have ever lived in Florida before, so if anyone has Florida tips or tricks or trips let me know!