Florida to New Hampshire

Address officially changed and forwarded, house under property management, most of our things sold and donated (even though I wouldn’t call most of our things “fine things,” someone should tell Rose’s mother it’s not so bad, and I don’t think I’ll have to work as a seamstress).

If I could re-do this move, I would have at least taken a few days off work to give us more time for packing and selling our things, but in the end we got everything done.  Writing this from my mom’s house in New Hampshire, it still doesn’t feel quite real.  Not like we aren’t going to be going back to our house in Delray, it feels more like a vacation.  Since we did keep our house to rent, we will be back at some point, but who knows when that will be.

Time to hang out in Limbo for a while and let all this sink in.

Oh, and if you get the Titanic reference above, let me know in the comments!

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Florida Days: Western Caribbean Cruise

Only a 4 night cruise and 3 days later I still feel like I’m rocking.  Which is odd because it was barely perceptible on board.  Maybe it’s the wobbly feeling of getting ready to up and leave, and still so much to do!  I’ll do an update soon on our moving progress.

It hit me as we were sailing in open water, that the next time I will be on a cruise it will be taking me away from the U.S. for a long time!  Yes, we will actually be leaving America on a boat!  I will be leaving my residency called U.S.A. for the first time ever, and that freaked me out a little.  Even though it was nice to relax on this cruise, I started thinking of the future, not only all that we have to get done before we leave, but also that looming of the unknown hanging in the distance.

But, I keep in mind that physiologically, anxiety and excitement are exactly the same.  The only difference between them is what we are thinking about it.  So I’m working on actively transforming any anxiety into excitement.  After all, it is a once in a lifetime kind of journey!

Have any of you had an uncertain life experience that made you both nervous and excited?  I’m curious to see how you thought of it then and how you think of it now.  Post in the comments!