Current Struggles – Blogger, May I

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I don’t always participate in these, but I saw this Blogger, May I daily prompts for the month of May! Gardening in High Heels did one and it caught my attention and I wanted to participate in one! I looked through the list of prompts and thought this one fit perfectly with what’s going on in my life right now. There are a lot of current struggles, that’s for sure!

Anyways, my biggest struggle right now is figuring out how to move our entire lives half way across the country in less than a month. LESS THAN A MONTH!! I’ve never moved on such a large scale before. Of course, I moved for college, but that was only two hours away and I got all my furniture in Pittsburgh, so I didn’t have to move any furniture when I moved to Pittsburgh. Now though, I have to move EVERYTHING and then some. There are so many logistics to take into account that it’s making my head spin!

Moving is so much more stressful than I first imagined. There is so much to box up, sort through, and of course I have to label everything to a tee with my own little star system. I also have to decide what I want to just leave with my parents that I won’t need any more once I move. Our weekends are also jammed with plans, so it makes packing all the more complicated!

We want to have everything mostly moved out by the first week of June and into a storage unit that I JUST reserved less than an hour ago! I’ve never had a storage unit before, so I know nothing about any of this stuff. I’ve also never used a U Haul before! We have a lot of things we need to map out, like where to stay while on the road, how far we need to make it each day, and even more things to sort out once we actually make it down to Houston! Moving might seem like fun and games, but it’s actually way more complex than I first figured it to be!

I feel like loading things into the storage unit is going to be like a real-life version of Tetris with boxes, unassembled IKEA pieces, and strange shaped furniture. Not to mention all the breakable things, mirrors, and canvas prints! Ack! It’s enough to make you want to curl up in a corner.

Although, I’m confident that this struggle will sort itself out as we go along! We have a lot of friends and family to help us out, which is amazing! I’m actually pretty happy about this struggle, I”m glad it’s happening! I’ve been waiting to move since high school and now that it’s finally happening I’m a tornado of emotions! Excited, anxious, nervous, overjoyed, and a little bit sad to be leaving the east coast after all this time!

Struggles make us stronger and lead us to new and exciting territory!

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • Moving is awful. In so many ways D:

    I'm planning a moving a little big huge as well, so I know your struggle. I've lived in a different country, but always just got my clothes up and left all other things behind with my mother, so, it wasn't so complicated. But moving all over the country seems stressful. My boyfriend done that and it took lots of time to make everything work around.

    I'm planning on moving to another country again and this time I have to get my things with me, so I'm freaking out. How do you get your stuff to another country otherwise than a suitcase? D: I'm leaving behind all furniture, but I need to take my computer with me, hahaha.

    Good luck with all that 🙂 It's going to be alright!

  • Not that moving across country is easy by any means, but when you're forced to pack everything up, it at least helps you to free yourself from being a giant pack rat. Or at least it does me. The worst move I ever made was the closest one…and it was across the driveway from one family home to another. We still haven't successfully moved everything and it's been over five years. So. Yeah. I'm sure you'll do wonderful. Good luck with everything!

  • Kay

    I love moving (weird, I know) but I can't imagine moving SO far…the logistics must be a nightmare!! I feel like I'd be an anxiety nightmare haha! Best of luck that everything goes smoothly for you!

  • Is that a photo of your place? If so, it's super cute!! Yes, moving can be a complete head ache.
    After doing it about 8 times now, the biggest thing I would say everything that you can leave behind DO IT. It makes everything so much simpler and you can start with a semi-clean slate. Good look getting started! I have heard some good things about houston. 🙂

    abbyflynn.com

  • It is a photo of my place, well, my soon to be old place!! While packing up things, I've certainly been trying to down size!! It's hard to part with things, I might be a bit of a hoarder! Oops!

  • Thank you! There is a lot to take into consideration! So much to do, so little time!

  • It certainly isn't easy, you're right, but it is helping me to better sort through all my stuff! I've given a lot away to Goodwill so far, and tossed out a lot of other old junk that I don't need anymore.

  • I feel like I'm going to feel like I'm on top of world once we get totally settled into the new place! It's going to be a patience testing journey, that's for sure!

  • That's stressful!! My friend who moved to South Korea packed all her clothes and things in three large suitcases and had her parents ship some other things to her once she got there! I'm sure moving to another country is way more stressful than moving around in the same country!

  • That is a gorgeous place!

  • Your home is gorgeous! I'm so jealous of Americans, being able to have their own place and for it to be spacious!! In the UK it's so hard for people in their 20s to have a proper home. I live with 4 other people in a house. I could get a place of my own I guess but I'd have to cut down on things like travel and nice food (I'm not giving up avocados!!!!!!)

    Good luck with the move!! It's so exciting.

  • You totally got this! Moving can be hard, but I think it's one of those things that seem harder than it is and with a little energy, laughter and maybe a few hair pulls, everything fits right into place (literally too!) Good luck! Yay for moving!

  • thank you!!

  • The housing market in certain cities is pretty good here! Not big cities like NYC, but where we are moving in Texas, it's really nice! I'm excited to move into our new place, but I am a bit sad to be leaving this one!

  • Loading the truck will probably be like real life Tetris! I hope that everything runs smoothly though! Thank you! 😀