Hello, I'm Christie Kelly. It's been 314 days since my last post. This is capitial "K" Kah-razy because there has been must to post about. Although the main topic would be moving. We managed to move 4 times in one calendar year.
We began our journey leaving our beloved Tulsa. My husband's company relocated to Houston and along we went. We rented a house in one part of the suburb of Cypress while the house we were having built took shape in Towne Lake.
In March of 2017 we moved into our new house and began unpacking, painting, decorating and making plans. While we spent the summer exploring splash pads and where to get the best cupcakes, something wasn't sitting right with me.
At the end of July, the New York Times featured the article, "What to Do When You've Picked the Wrong Suburb." Needless to say, the wheels in my head starting turning. When Hurricane Harvey hit a month later, our gym was flooded and we were able to use the location in The Woodlands, and that's when my love affair with a new place began.
Although it seemed nuts and we knew it would be exhausting, I wanted to get settled before my oldest was in kindergarten, which gave us some time. But, as Harry says at the end of "When Harry Met Sally:"
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
So, we staged the house, put in on the market, sold it 3 weeks later, found our new house a week after that and on December 13th we moved for (hopefully) the last time for a long time.
I would encourage anyone looking to move to really think about how they will live there. Where will you spend your time? What will you eat and drink? What would you like to see out your window?
Now, I can exhale. As I look out my kitchen window and into the woods, I finally feel home. The greatest lesson was to listen to the inner voice and not let the difficulty of the goal get in the way of the awesome results it can bring.
And, also, sometimes the fourth time is the charm. ;) ck