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The first step...

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Today is the first day of the "Hough Grand Adventure!" This is also known as the "period of hugemungous transition" or "I hope that I don't lose the last shred of sanity" or "is there enough coffee or wine in the world???" My sweet husband starts his new job today. He has been waiting for this opportunity for years...yes, literally years. He is going to be amazing at his new job. I just know that. His whole life has been preparing him for this. It is so crazily perfect for him. Wow. I am 100% on board with all of it, the new job, the move, the transition, seriously all of it. It is going to be great for our entire family. I know this. My brain TOTALLY knows this. The rest of me has automatically shifted to "Holy Crap! There is soooooo freakin much to do!" I am looking face to face with a house full of 11 people's crap. That is a lot of crap! As I always do I am panicking and I feel very overwhelmed, sort of paralyzed. I am really good at looking 10 miles down the road. In some cases this is a good thing I am usually prepared (mostly) for what is coming. For example, the day that they called Brian to see if he was interested in interviewing for this position, I had a list of potential houses for us to look at. I may go a tad bit overboard, but that is just how I roll.  In other cases it would be much better if I could be more like my better half and live in the moment. He refuses to look too far ahead. This can be very annoying. I was begging him to look at houses and he flat out refused. I was figuring out which schools would be the best for the kids, which neighborhoods had the best parks, where the public library is. He, on the other hand was all, "I don't even have the job yet!"

Holy Freakin Moly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Ok. Now that I got that out of the way, maybe I can actually accomplish something. I need to clean and organize and purge and pack and plan.....Yet here I sit, sipping my coffee, on my couch, binge watching Rookie Blue while I am typing this.

Ok, pity party is over now. It is time to do something....right now....ok, now for real...

New adventures can be exhausting, mentally and physically. The great adventure is full of unknowns, like where will we live, when will we move, how will we sell our house...At least I have a good team around me. My husband and the Houghlings will be there with me the whole time. My family, my church people, my friends, all of them will be there. I know this. But still, Holy crap.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

The first step...

Today is the first day of the "Hough Grand Adventure!" This is also known as the "period of hugemungous transition" or "I hope that I don't lose the last shred of sanity" or "is there enough coffee or wine in the world???" My sweet husband starts his new job today. He has been waiting for this opportunity for years...yes, literally years. He is going to be amazing at his new job. I just know that. His whole life has been preparing him for this. It is so crazily perfect for him. Wow. I am 100% on board with all of it, the new job, the move, the transition, seriously all of it. It is going to be great for our entire family. I know this. My brain TOTALLY knows this. The rest of me has automatically shifted to "Holy Crap! There is soooooo freakin much to do!" I am looking face to face with a house full of 11 people's crap. That is a lot of crap! As I always do I am panicking and I feel very overwhelmed, sort of paralyzed. I am really good at looking 10 miles down the road. In some cases this is a good thing I am usually prepared (mostly) for what is coming. For example, the day that they called Brian to see if he was interested in interviewing for this position, I had a list of potential houses for us to look at. I may go a tad bit overboard, but that is just how I roll.  In other cases it would be much better if I could be more like my better half and live in the moment. He refuses to look too far ahead. This can be very annoying. I was begging him to look at houses and he flat out refused. I was figuring out which schools would be the best for the kids, which neighborhoods had the best parks, where the public library is. He, on the other hand was all, "I don't even have the job yet!"

Holy Freakin Moly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Ok. Now that I got that out of the way, maybe I can actually accomplish something. I need to clean and organize and purge and pack and plan.....Yet here I sit, sipping my coffee, on my couch, binge watching Rookie Blue while I am typing this.

Ok, pity party is over now. It is time to do something....right now....ok, now for real...

New adventures can be exhausting, mentally and physically. The great adventure is full of unknowns, like where will we live, when will we move, how will we sell our house...At least I have a good team around me. My husband and the Houghlings will be there with me the whole time. My family, my church people, my friends, all of them will be there. I know this. But still, Holy crap.

1 Comments:

At October 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM , Blogger Lori said...

I love you, my dear friend. It will all be okay. And we will all be there to help. No worries. <3

 

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