Saturday, April 14, 2012

"M" is for Moving

Don't look so goddamned happy!
I'll just come out and say it.

I hate moving.

I hate it with the fiery passion of a thousand suns.


"Where are we going to eat?"
"Well, the floor has some empty space. Let me get the dog bowls."





What don't I like?

The displacement, the disorganization, packing and then unpacking, the living-out-of-suitcases and out of boxes, the whole finding-a-place-for-your-stuff process.  Having to get to know your way around a new place and getting used to a whole new area when you have the sense of direction of a kid who's spun in a circle until they puke.

But there are some things I do like.  I know, I know...you're skeptical; after all, the fiery passion of a thousand suns is quite a lot of hate.  But hate is more directed at the moving process than anything else.  When we find out we're being moved somewhere, I always get excited until I remember there's actual moving involved.

I love finding a great place for our little family to live...yes, I actually enjoy house hunting.  My husband does, too, and it helps that we have similar tastes.  I love that feeling when the house you moved into finally feels like a home.  I love making new friends and enjoying their company.  I love finding new places near our new home to go to enjoy ourselves: restaurants, parks, castles (yes, castles), beaches, etc.  I love seeing parts of the country--hell, the world--that many people only dream of visiting.

Yep, this is pretty accurate. Only it's like this for 3 months.

Moving isn't nearly as bad as it was the first couple of times we did it; the more you do it, the more you get used to it, I guess.  But, that doesn't stop me from dreaming of that day when we buy a house or some land to build on in our happy place, wherever that is, and settle in for the long haul.  Then I will truly feel at home.  Until then, I will be an explorer extraordinaire, even if that means moving.  But, if any of you are working on a teleportation device, hurry up.  I want to buy it, and I have some boxes you can pack it in.

xoxo Sarah

16 comments:

  1. I know EXACTLY what you mean! The worst part is that all of my 'stuff' is displaced. This kills the creative bone in my body until everything has a place again. I simply can't write productively when there's a mess to organize.

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    1. Yeah...I had to take a 3-4 month break from writing because I couldn't concentrate on anything else. Such a pain.

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  2. I hate moving too. That's why I'll likely die in this house where I currently live because going anywhere else will just be too much work/stress.

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  3. I know this may sound a little dramatic, but for me, moving house is TRAUMATIZING! I'm in my third place - which we've bought, so that's IT for me! No more shifting!
    I suppose it has its advantages as you've outlined so convincingly... LOL.
    Happy Settling!

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    1. Hahaha, thank you! Almost all unpacked. We'll see how it goes.

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  4. Moving the last time is what "sold" me on a Kindle. Second floor. 28 double-size plastic crates of books.

    Did I mention it was on the second floor? Yes, there are fun things about moving and furnishing a new place, but tell that to my aching back.

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    1. Oh my God! Yes, that would make me get a Kindle, too! We're lucky in that we don't have to pack ourselves (mostly), especially the heavy stuff. It's bad enough just unpacking the boxes, not to mention stairs. Ouch!

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  5. Hilarious and true! (The "Don't look so damned happy" had me rolling. Hahaha!) You're such are a trooper with all the steps of it. The discombobulation would drive me batty but you handle it with grace. Great entry. :0)

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    1. Haha, thank you! I try...there were definitely some points where I was close to a breakdown, though. The good outweighs the bad, that's for sure. :-)

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  6. Hmm... I just hate. There is no good. We've been in the new place for more than 6 months, and, basically, anything that's not unpacked isn't going to get unpacked. Which sucks, because there's stuff I need. But there's no place for it.
    Bah on all of it!
    :P

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    1. Yeah, we've run into that before...too much stuff, not enough space. Or closets.

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  7. i love unpacking, and i love having movers pack us up!
    the part i hate about moving is finding new doctors, the address changing & updating drivers license, etc. and its worse w/kids, registering for sports & school, bla bla bla... once you're settled, its all good =)

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    1. Ah, yes, the updating...I didn't even think of that. Must have been so traumatic I wiped it from my memory, lol!

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  8. I love the first few days of moving. It's the weeks (or months) later when you still have boxes unpacked and rooms that have no sense of purpose.

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    1. Ooh, see, I hate the initial push...I don't like not having places for things.

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