Aloha My Scrappy Friends!!
I feel like it has been forever since I last did a blog post. Looking it was the the end of May, and let me tell you so much stuff has happened since then too. Moving!!
What can I say about that?!! It has been a crazy ride. Moving is always interesting and there is always a bit of the unknown when it comes with moving. Even more so when you are moving because of a job or the military. You are often moved to an area you have never been, and don’t have the chance to go there before hand to check out the area.
Moving from a place like Hawaii really adds another set of problems too. You need to plan on your vehicles getting shipped, your household goods getting packed and shipped, figure out how you are moving your animals, what you are doing about living arrangements while cleaning the house you were in, cleaning and getting out of that space, then living in a hotel until you fly out. All your belongings are limited to your suitcases. Because you don’t know where you are living in your new city, you can’t just ship some boxes ahead of time.
Then when you get to your new city, you need a rental car until you get your vehicle. You need to get into a hotel, hope it has a little fridge, and a microwave so you don’t have to eat out every meal. You need to look for housing, you need to learn driving in a new area, and then the hubby is having to go back to work.
This doesn’t account for any little (or big) things that may arise during the move.
The thing about moving though it can be so exciting. You get to see new things. Meet new people.
Can I just say this move feels so much different then the other moves. I don’t know if it’s because I am so connected to the scrapbooking community in a big way. I really enjoy the friendships I have made, I really enjoy seeing what everyone is up too and making. I really love being apart of something so much bigger than me, by helping others be inspired.
This move has had it’s share of challenges. First my husband’s vehicle dead before we moved. Then when we got to Washington, our son Sam went into the hospital and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Thankfully we caught things when we did and he recovered quickly. Now we are just learning how to change how we do meals and a little difference to our daily routine.
We are enjoying the new environment so far. When it isn’t raining it has been beautiful. The mountains here are gorgeous!! Our view of Mt. Rainer (when it is visible) is jaw dropping beautiful. It is the perfect summer temperature too. Not to hot and not to cold. I am glad we got to move in the summer so I can ease into the cooler weather too. Even though can I tell you I am so looking forward to fall time and all the leaves changing and pumpkin spice lattes.
Now the biggest and hardest thing is being in the hotel most of the time. Since I am waiting for my vehicle, I am limited to this room. I am hoping as routines are being formed I can get lots of crafting done. Since I still have all my crafting stuff with me. I have only had time to make two layouts. But I am really looking forward to spending this month, creating, and hopefully (if the internet keeps up) watching youtube to find inspiration too. Blogging is something I am hoping to get too as well.
I think sharing the challenges I am facing through this move could be helpful. I also look forward to having this time to help get a routine that I can continue when I get into my new house. And to be inspired by what is going on in the community by staying connected with less distractions of having a huge house to take care of.
I hope you all are having a great week, and looking forward to your summer or winter if you live in the other hemisphere. If you are traveling I would love to hear how you stay connected and how you get inspired to create on the road.
Also, I had posted an update Vlog on my Youtube channel. Here is the video if you haven’t seen it.