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My Husband Moved Today

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.

My Husband Moved Today

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.

My Husband Moved Today

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.

My Husband Moved Today

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.

My Husband Moved Today

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.

My Husband Moved Today

But yeah, that’s what is new in my world lately… we’re moving to Colorado! 

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  • Katie Lorando

    This is so exciting! When I moved to Florida because I got promoted within Wells Fargo (boy, was that a mistake), Chris had to stay behind because he was in the middle of his semester. He didn’t arrive in Florida for at least a month, but I made it through alright. It’s not the same, of course, because you have kids and you are pregnant, but it’ll totally work out and your heart will grow fonder. I’m totally jealous because Chris and I have been talking about moving to Colorado Springs for a few years. You’re living my dream! Minus the pregnancy thing. I’m still feeling like a one and done Mama. Personally, I would list the house unless you have someone who will stay in Florida and manage the tenants for you like a family member. Doing it from Colorado alone would be too hard unless you rent it to people you know and trust. I wish you all the good vibes, man! #youllstilllivewhereivacation

    • HEY! Its wasn’t a mistake. You met lots of cool peeps. 😉 And I remember him staying behind, I helped you buy a couch, remember?! You should move out there too!! Yeah midwesterners go west! And there’s nothing wrong with being a one and done mama. I think Ill list the house if a friend or family member doesn’t want it rent it. But it would be cool to keep a vacation house in FL. Isn’t that the dream? ;P

      • Katie Lorando

        I did meet a few good people. I totally forgot about that damn couch! I miss it. LoL. I’ll never find another old lady print quite the same. I’m glad you think there’s nothing wrong with being a one and done. Society seems to disagree, but then, they disagree with everything. I didn’t think about the vacation house aspect. If you can afford two mortgages, sounds like a square deal.

  • Katie Lorando

    This is so exciting! When I moved to Florida because I got promoted within Wells Fargo (boy, was that a mistake), Chris had to stay behind because he was in the middle of his semester. He didn’t arrive in Florida for at least a month, but I made it through alright. It’s not the same, of course, because you have kids and you are pregnant, but it’ll totally work out and your heart will grow fonder. I’m totally jealous because Chris and I have been talking about moving to Colorado Springs for a few years. You’re living my dream! Minus the pregnancy thing. I’m still feeling like a one and done Mama. Personally, I would list the house unless you have someone who will stay in Florida and manage the tenants for you like a family member. Doing it from Colorado alone would be too hard unless you rent it to people you know and trust. I wish you all the good vibes, man! #youllstilllivewhereivacation

    • HEY! Its wasn’t a mistake. You met lots of cool peeps. 😉 And I remember him staying behind, I helped you buy a couch, remember?! You should move out there too!! Yeah midwesterners go west! And there’s nothing wrong with being a one and done mama. I think Ill list the house if a friend or family member doesn’t want it rent it. But it would be cool to keep a vacation house in FL. Isn’t that the dream? ;P

      • Katie Lorando

        I did meet a few good people. I totally forgot about that damn couch! I miss it. LoL. I’ll never find another old lady print quite the same. I’m glad you think there’s nothing wrong with being a one and done. Society seems to disagree, but then, they disagree with everything. I didn’t think about the vacation house aspect. If you can afford two mortgages, sounds like a square deal.

  • Joules (Pocketful of Joules)

    Congratulations! Such an exciting change! It will be hard and scary and stressful, but one day soon you will look back on it and realize that your life changed in this moment! Good luck!

  • Joules (Pocketful of Joules)

    Congratulations! Such an exciting change! It will be hard and scary and stressful, but one day soon you will look back on it and realize that your life changed in this moment! Good luck!

    • Yes, it’s definitely one of the definitive moments. And damn are they stressful!

  • Sheila Jo Spencer

    It takes guts to make those huge life changes! Wishing you lots of happiness in Colorado!

  • Sheila Jo Spencer

    It takes guts to make those huge life changes! Wishing you lots of happiness in Colorado!

  • Taylor Smith

    I know so many years growing up my dad moved before my mom and sister and I. Sometimes that is just the way it goes.

    • Definitely how it’s going for us. Makes the physical move harder, but definitely more financially responsible for him to start his job out there before moving!

  • Taylor Smith

    I know so many years growing up my dad moved before my mom and sister and I. Sometimes that is just the way it goes.

    • Definitely how it’s going for us. Makes the physical move harder, but definitely more financially responsible for him to start his job out there before moving!

  • That’s a super-hard transition, but good for you guys for making it work!

  • That’s a super-hard transition, but good for you guys for making it work!

  • Wow, that’s a lot for you to deal with all at once, but it sounds like you are handling it really well! I hope that if you have to drive, that Josh or another adult can help you make the drive! I think it is awesome that you are embracing this big change for your family!

    • Ye sit is!! And Im just trying to make it look like I’m handling it all so well. 😉 My mom or brother will likely drive with me. Im panicked but excited!

  • Wow, that’s a lot for you to deal with all at once, but it sounds like you are handling it really well! I hope that if you have to drive, that Josh or another adult can help you make the drive! I think it is awesome that you are embracing this big change for your family!

    • Ye sit is!! And Im just trying to make it look like I’m handling it all so well. 😉 My mom or brother will likely drive with me. Im panicked but excited!

  • Dia

    I really hope you have a safe move when you head to meet him. It’s so exciting to start a new adventure and I hope he is happier at this new job.

  • Dia

    I really hope you have a safe move when you head to meet him. It’s so exciting to start a new adventure and I hope he is happier at this new job.

  • Ayesha Farhad

    Wow! Its definitely exciting to start all over again and youre so blessed to have this opportunity! I am sure it must be hard with all your hormones over the place but its going to be worthwhile!!

  • Ayesha Farhad

    Wow! Its definitely exciting to start all over again and youre so blessed to have this opportunity! I am sure it must be hard with all your hormones over the place but its going to be worthwhile!!

  • Wow! What an exciting change! I’m also in Colorado. Hope it’s a smooth move for your family!

  • Wow! What an exciting change! I’m also in Colorado. Hope it’s a smooth move for your family!

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