I never thought I would be moving. I thought for sure I would be stuck in Illinois for the rest of my life, because after living somewhere for almost 20 years you get to know what “home” is. If I didn’t believe that Illinois was my home, I would probably think Colorado was. That’s where I was born, that’s where my family is, that’s my dream place to live. So one would think that maybe this would be where I would relocate. Well we tried, but no. Ed got a new job in Columbus, OH.
Columbus, OH? Ohio was never on my list of places I would consider living. New York, Minnesota, Colorado, Arizona, California, Portland…are among some of the other places that had come up that, yes, maybe I would have had on my list where I would like to live and make a life. Never Ohio.
Ed got a job at an up and coming marketing firm where he will be on their creative team. Are you asking yourself, “why would you move for him? Why is this job better than the one he already has?” Well, being married to someone that knows what he wants to do with his life and loves his career and thrives in his career and industry, its hard to say you can’t follow your dreams. I’m someone that still doesn’t know what I want to do with my life and still trying to figure out what my career will be and I have no real “love” in life when it comes to what I want to be when I grow up. So, why hold him back when I don’t know what I’m doing? I can’t. So, the position was better, the money was better, the cost of living is less and it will all and all be a fresh start. But to say I’m excited may not be the correct term. Bittersweet maybe.
In fact I just left him this morning in his new apartment he will be living in until we can sell our house. Anyone looking for a 4 bed 3 bath home? I’m staying back until the house is sold or I stumble upon a job in Columbus prematurely. We’ve never done the long distance thing and honestly it breaks my heart and is straining on my soul; not to get sappy or anything. Its hard to leave my husband of one year to go live somewhere else for a few months when we haven’t been apart for more than a weekend.
I wrote the exert above exactly a moth ago when I was on the plane on my way from Ohio to visit family in Denver. I still feel the same, but its getting more real everyday...this is why.
We accepted an offer on the house.
The house was on the market for less that a week and a guy made us an offer we couldn't say no to. We could have said no, if I wanted to be "single" longer, but we thought it was a good offer and I will be back with my husband starting a new life hopefully in 31 days.
Pending the inspection, closing will be on the 31st of July. This is crazy. I thought for sure I would be here until christmas. Stranger things have happened I suppose, but everything seems to be falling into place and I guess when that happens, you know you're doing the right thing. I will miss everyone here, family, friends and coworkers but I am excited to start a new life.
Here are few images from our house. Its not exactly have we lived with it, but its de-cluttered and slightly "staged" for the showings.