Yes, you read that correctly; my husband moved today. No, it’s probably not what you’re thinking. But it’s an abrupt life change no matter how you look at it.
Josh left for Denver, Colorado this morning. Not for vacation, not for a business trip, but for good. Because when we went there to visit last week, Josh had a job interview. It was shocking when they offered him the job on the spot, and asked him to start a week later…but apparently we’re making it happen. So he put all of his stuff in two backpacks and a suitcase and set out on his way. Now I have two kids and an empty dresser to keep me company.
It’s not entirely sudden, we have been saying that we wanted to move for a good while. And we’d been applying for jobs out there for a bit, knowing that our chances were slim due to an address across the country.
Some things are meant to be…
because Josh had been increasingly unhappy at his job here. And I long wondered if we were doing “the right thing” in looking so hard into moving across the country. Josh had a good job here, our families are here, we own a house here, the list goes on. But I kept looking at houses and jobs in Denver none the less. “Looking never hurt anyone.” Then, Josh applied for job there on a whim, not expecting to even hear back. We planned a trip out there, just to visit, as we do about once a year (and a trip to Denver is hella cheaper than a trip to Europe.)
And, as luck (or the universe) would have it… they called to set up an interview for our second day of vacation. We just *happen* to be in Denver already that day. Then, they offered him the job on the spot, and rushed his paperwork through so that he could finish everything before we left on Friday. And now he’s starting out there this Thursday.
Yes, I know that we might be crazy. ha! But uhm… SEASONS!!! I am so excited!
But anyway, Josh had to leave for Colorado yesterday. And the kids and I will remain in Florida for at least a few more weeks. Josh and I have been together for almost 9 years…there have been times when I would have paid him to go away for a month…but 31 weeks pregnant with Baby 3 is not one of those times. haha. I would have opted for a season of life in which I could tie my own shoes. Needless to say, I actually miss him dearly. But ahh well, such is life. It couldn’t ALL work out perfectly.
But Josh’s early departure left me thinking…we’ve never been apart for more than a few days. In almost 9 years. It already feels super weird to not know when exactly I’ll see him again. We’re hoping to move up there in a few weeks, but it’s all up in the air right now. Wingin it.
For now I’m feeling all kinds of stressed and anxious. I have to figure out all of the logistics of physically moving all of our stuff myself. Then, I also have to drag the kids on a 2 day car ride. Also, did I mention that I pee 20+ times a day? We may as well add 5 hours of bathroom break time to our drive right now. Then, I have to figure out what to do with our house here; list it or rent it? I’m up in the air here. Any experts on this front want to offer some advice?
I feel like I’ve abruptly been thrown into single mom mode. Which is majorly hard. Props to you moms, because doing everything for tiny humans all by yourself is hard. Also, it’s going to make my work schedule interesting. I’ve never really had to worry about childcare. Needless to say, Josh has been gone for less than 2 days and my grandparents are staying with me to watch the kiddos while I work.
But yeah, that’s what is new in my world lately… we’re moving to Colorado!