We finally got the keys to our new place! After months of house shopping and seeing houses fly off the market in record time we’ve finally reached the point where we can move in. Over 6 weeks ago, we sold our first home and moved back downstate to live with my parents while we waited for the prior owners to move out.
Surprisingly, I don’t miss the old home. I think that our old home served it’s purpose as a learning experience and was a great place for us at the time. I think we had just outgrew the town that we lived in. It was a great community, but being a college town it felt like things never really changed and there were some limited opportunities. I miss the people around there, especially my old co-workers, but little else from the town. Maybe everything is just over shadowed right now by the excitement of moving to a new place. The new town we are moving to offers so much more and is so much closer to family. The home we left is the one we bought when we were engaged, we were married while living in that house and finished our college careers. I just feel as though our time was finished there and it was time to move on to somewhere new and fit with us more.
I never thought that I would be moving back to my hometown area. I always had it in my head that I’d adventure out to the West Coast or a larger city. As time went on though I realized that I’d really miss all the things that I’ve grown so accustomed to. I especially realize the importance of family now as I’ve grown older. I’ve always grown up surrounded by family and can’t imagine not providing that to our family (in the future). This new home puts us in much closer proximity to family, jobs and so much more.
I really can’t wait to finally be moved in. As I said earlier, we’ve been living with my parents for the last 6 weeks. I had lots of reservations about doing so at first (it’s been 10 years since living at home) it went extraordinarily well. My parents don’t have a large home so we’ve spent the last month and half in a camper…in the driveway. Our stuff has been stored their huge garage. Needless, to say, we’ve had no idea where most of our stuff has been the last few weeks. I’m so grateful that my parent’s have been so gracious and accommodating for our move. It would have been stressful to find a place to live for a short period with a dog and our large amount of items that needed to be moved. This interim period has allowed us to save money, spend time with family and prepare for the work ahead. I really can’t say enough how thankful I am for their help.
Goodbye Mount Pleasant….