Saturday, June 15, 2013

Moving Is A Toughie!

Phew!  It's been a long couple of weeks since I left my job, it feels like so much has happened since then.  99% of my things are stowed away in boxes, ready to be sent whenever S has a day off (holy cow, those packages go fast!  From England to America in one day.  Impressed!) and since S is moving into our apartment on July 1st, it's only a matter of time before I'm booking my flight and heading over!

I've moved a couple of times before, like when I went up to London for university, and it's always the same; boxes and bundles, pulling out things you haven't seen for years but still have an irrational emotional attachment to, wrenching decisions regarding what to take, what to store and what to throw.  I'm lucky in the sense that it's only personal items I have to think about, clothes and books etc.  I don't have any huge pieces of furniture or even a whole house to move.  Just me and my little collection of things.  It still seems like such a huge task, essentially transporting my life in cardboard boxes from one side of the world to the other.

I sent my first box on Monday (full of crafting supplies, more as a test run than anything!) and was delighted to find it had been delivered, safe and sound, on Tuesday.  When I spoke to S and he confirmed that he'd picked it up, everything suddenly felt very real.  S and I have spent the last two years trying to figure out how we could be in the same place and it's all falling into place.  It's weird and doubly exciting and surreal to think that pretty soon, I'll be posting myself over to New Jersey to live with him.  It makes me do a happy dance every time I think about it!

The lack of posting and lack of pictures are mostly to do with the packing and moving and sorting (oh my!) and the fact I've been working on setting up a new little home on the internet!  I'm excited to reveal it all to you once I get settled in my new home (I'll let you know when I'm moving).  I feel like it's a good time to get a fresh start and to really focus on doing the things I love (since I don't have to work or anything straight away) and having a cute new blog will make everything official ^_^

I hope you guys are all doing well - I am keeping up to date with reading all your wonderful blogs and enjoying being on your journeys with you while I prepare for mine!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.



  1. So happy for you! That's totally crazy that it ships that fast!

    1. Thanks Steff ^_^ It's nuts that it gets there so quickly - I wish I could ship myself like that!

  2. Hi Kate! Thanks for commenting on my pictures and good luck with your big move! I'm incredibly jealous, I was only in NYC for one week and it just wasn't long enough! ^_^