The Big Decision

It’s been a gloomy, rainy and windy last few days in my neck of the woods and today my body decided to do the same. In short, I’m feeling a little under the weather with swollen glands, scratchy throat and feeling feverish. It started yesterday afternoon and I thought it was just an overnight thing but unfortunately that’s not the case. On the positive side of it, I suddenly found the “mood” to write. I’ve been wanting to update my blog and I would write stuff but lately it always ends up in my draft. I would start writing but couldn’t seem to finish it. It’s like half of me isn’t into it. I wasn’t in my 100% writing mode so I’d rather not finish it until I actually am feeling what I’m writing about. So I’m going to take advantage of my current mood to update you all of what I’ve been up to lately.

The last quarter of last year was a crazy busy time for me and my husband as we made a big decision to finally move to the Midwest. Yes, we gave up the almost perfect weather of Southern California to move to the snowy, rainy and windy Northern Illinois. We’ve been asked WHY so many times but we have valid reasons and it’s a decision that’s been brewing in the last 10 years. We’ve thought about it countless times and almost did the move two years ago but then we backed out again just like the other times. So early last year we gave ourselves six months to make a final decision. This time backing out is not an option. Once we made that decision there is no more changing our minds. We made a promise that we’d stick to it this time and we would give ourselves the opportunity to see what’s out here for us in the Midwest instead of just wondering about it.

For many years we thought about moving and I’ve been ready for a long time but my husband wasn’t so I had to wait until he was. It has to be a mutual decision. It’s funny because when we were packing our things we would ask each other if we’re both ready for the change especially with the weather and we would look at each other and just laugh. Then we’d talk about the beauty of experiencing all four seasons and we get super excited about it. We especially can’t wait to see fall in the Midwest. We know it’s going to be gorgeous!

Sometimes we do miss SoCal but for the most part we’re excited to explore the Midwest. We can’t wait to see what adventures await for us. We know it’s going to be exciting just as much as our road trip from Southern California to the Midwest all the way through Nova Scotia in Canada to visit my cousins, then to the East Coast to see my family and back to the Midwest. It is a cross-country road trip that we will never ever forget. It’s definitely one for the books! ;)👍 We are just so grateful with both our families for the big help with the move and for being supportive. We really couldn’t thank them enough! 💖

Moving from a place that you’ve called home for so many years isn’t always easy emotionally. It’s never easy to leave close family and friends but it’s a part of life. We all need it in order to grow and I personally think that it’s very rewarding. The whole process will give you a chance to get to know yourself even better as well as your partner most especially during the road trip. It’s an excellent time for you to bond with each other and unexpected circumstances will bring out the best in each of you. The memories you created while traveling is definitely something that you will cherish forever. 😍

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