Friday, April 18, 2008

Busy, busy!

I just realized that I have less than three months left with the life as I've known it for the past 20 years. So much will be changing in such a short time. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little scared. I'm excited, but still hesitant. It takes a lot to shove me out of my comfort zone and moving a thousand miles away is just about enough to send me over the edge of it! I know that as long as Blair and I are together, we'll be fine.
I have also realized that I have a TON of stuff to do! I have to put the house up for rent, find a job, map out our drive to Minot (plus stops in Georgia, Tennessee, and Indiana), apply for a nurses license in North Dakota, find somewhere to live in Minot till we get base housing, schedule the packers to come, decide what I want put into storage until we get a house on base, figure out if we have to meet the movers up there or just leave everything in storage, quit the job I love here...this is all stuff off the top of my head. I know that there are a lot of things I'm not thinking of right now that I have to do. I don't know if y'all realize, but I'm a list maker. Seeing all of this written out seems overwhelming. Yet, oddly, it makes me feel better. I like lists because then I don't forget anything. And anyone who knows me knows I have a horrible memory!!
If anyone has suggestions on how to make my stressed-out-ness go away, please feel free to tell me. All of you military wives (or those who've moved around a lot) are welcome to tell me any little "inside" perspective from your previous moves. I would appreciate it greatly! I feel at a total loss here. I don't know where to start and that is the most daunting.
I guess what I'm trying to say is "HELP!"


Ashlie said...

Denial. That's what will make this all go away. My sister is NOT really moving. We will NOT never live in the same town again. Nope. Not happening.


Ok, seriously. Let me know what I can do to help. It will be grudgingly, but I am willing.

Melissa said...

Hey girl. So, have some experience in moving locally and well, not locally. LoL! Lists are a great help, I too do this. Mom used to sit down, make a list, and start from the top. I mean, she would get one issue completely handled and move on. I will also ask my dad tonight, cause he moved tons while in the military, so he might have some insights. Seriously, let me know if you need help.

Lacy said...

Well, I'm not much help in the moving area, but I am a good cleaner and box packer! It makes me sad to read this, but I know that you and Blair will be fine--it's me I'm worried about :( I'm praying that God provides Christian friends, a good church home, ease in moving, and now, for help completing your 'list'. I'm out of school May 7 so call me and i'll do whatever you need me to do! I love you and miss you already! p.s. I know you're busy, but don't forget to leave June 13 & 14 open!

Osbons said...

I'm sad you're leaving, but I'm so happy for you and Blair. This will make you so much closer as a couple. Once you're there, you'll have to rely on one another for strength and comfort. ;) Just know that you are going to be so missed by everyone here and we are just a blog away. Can't wait to read that first entry from your new place.