I think by now my wife and I are nearly experts in moving. Our very first move was from Springfield, Missouri to Aberdeen, NC. It was a hairy 941 mile trip with a 26’ Uhaul truck, and two sedans. My mom was our second driver and I haphazardly drove the Uhaul over three days to our destination.

We have moved from Springfield, Mo >Aberdeen, NC > Southern Pines, NC > Apex, NC > Raleigh, NC > Augusta, GA > Raleigh, NC.

Throughout these moves we have lived in apartments, houses (one haunted), and even owned a home.

We have not paid for professional movers until our last move, which was a measly 2.9 miles. Because of the professional movers, it was our 2nd most expensive move of all time, but I don’t regret doing it.

I am thirty seven years old and willing to admit that sometimes, I need to allow others to do what I “think” I can do. It was a tough call, but after three moves in 13 months, I wanted to give my friends a break.

In a strange turn of events, we are back in one of the original places that we lived in through a series of fortunate events. I had a little bit of deja vu last night as I woke up to find the restroom, my brain kind of time warped to 14 months ago. I wish in many ways I could erase the past 14 months, but I have learned so much about myself through the process.

So, I guess I am moving again, but just in a different way than I originally thought.


5 thoughts on “Moving

  1. This post brought the book The Alchemist to mind, to journey and struggle and end up back where you had been, but not the same. Like you, I have had a 2 year period full of such radical ups and downs, that I would love to wish it away as well. When I can stomach it, I reflect and see how I am in the same place physically, wearing the same exterior, but am nowhere near the same inside. THAT is the blessing of surviving. Keep writing, keep sharing, and keep talking one step at a time. Eventually each of those steps adds up and you look back and see just how far you’ve come.

    1. I enjoyed The Alchemist. The funny thing was that I listened to it in 2007, when I thought it was a great read, but I did not fully understand his journey. Now I have a little more information and a lot more peace. Thanks for your encouragement!

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