I MOVED!

Whew, what a year this has been! We’re seven months into 2019 and so far I have released two books Sketch and Justice for Belle, quit my job to be a stay at home writer and mom, I’ve sold my house, bought a new one, painted and remodeled some on the new one, and as of this week we’ve officially finished moving in!!!  Can I catch my breath yet?!?!

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Moving is such a bittersweet thing. You really don’t realize how much crap you actually have until you have to sort through, de-junk it, and then move it to a new place. You also don’t realize how dirty you are either haha. When we first got the keys to the new place I cleaned for days. I complained the whole time too… until started cleaning out all of my stuff in the old place. That’s when I stepped back and said to myself:

“How the hell does this happen? How did my cupboards get so disgusting under all my stuff? How did these stains get underneath the furniture? How is everything I own so sticky, and black? Since when did certain rooms get certain smells?”

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I’ve always considered myself to be a fairly clean and organized human being… until I moved. Now, here is my conclusion:  Everyone should have to move at least once in their lives – AFTER they’ve had kids, and settled as an adult. That’s right guys, moving as a youngster doesn’t count. You need to move as a developed family in order to really understand how easy it is to hoard and accumulate shit that you never even realize existed.

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On the plus side, after the deed is done, EVERYTHING is nice and shiny and it’s rightful place. Having completed the move, washed everything I own before putting it away, and have a house full of freshly painted walls I feel absolutely refreshed and renewed! The feeling is SOOOO worth all the hard work it’s taken to get here (especially in the God-awful heat of July in Utah!). 

So there you have it. The reason I’ve been unreachable, and completely non-interactive. Now things should settle down and get back on track. Soon enough I’ll have a writing schedule in place (in my beautiful new writing space), AND be back to a learning/play/growth dedicated time schedule for my kids. They love the new house too, so the transition of getting back on track should be a breeze.

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Also, don’t forget that there is still time to join in the WIP challenge for July!!!

July WIP Writing Challenge IS BAAAAACCCKKK!! Prompt: Prodigal Return

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    Whoa! You certainly have been having one heck of a busy year! I’m glad the move went well though, and I hope you will be able to get back to at least some form of relaxing as well. Which well, is important too! 😊 Looking forward to seeing you here again!

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    1. I’m looking forward to seeing you here too! Seems we both take the time when we need it. Which is exactly as it should be! I hope you’ve been well??

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      1. raistlin0903 says:

        So true! 😊 Well, I could say that I have been well, but that would be a little bit of a lie. I just came back last week, and am doing better luckily which is good😊 It’s great to be back! 😊

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      2. I’m glad you’re doing a little better at least! Wishing you well, my friend!

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      3. raistlin0903 says:

        Thanks Didi. I appreciate it. I ofcourse wish you exactly the same 😊😊

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  2. You know I can totally emphasize with you on this right Didi? Well, except Tom and I don’t have children. Still, moving twice in a little over a year after living in the same town all our lives has been…unsettling. And we’re still not permanently settled!🙇🏻‍♀️ I’m glad yours is finished though. Take a deep breath, kick your shoes off, treat yourself to a glass of wine, and enjoy your new home.🤗

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement, Kim. I’ll definitely be taking your advice.
      I hope you can be completely settled soon too. You deserve it ❤❤

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  3. Congrats!!! You deserve a vacation! 🙂

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    1. Yes I do!! Sooner than later, I hope 😉

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  4. Yay! I’m so excited for you! It’s finally done! I want to see pics asap! Congrats Didi ❤

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    1. Thank you! Its SO exciting! I’ll post picture of my kitchen soon. I’m so excited to refinish my own counters. It’ll be quite the experience! 😊👍

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  5. I’m in the process of moving with a five year old and I hear this loud and clear. I’ve always been fairly tidy but the amount of things stuffed into boxes or closets that I have no memory of baffles me. And I keep looking at spots on the walls going, “When did that get there?”
    I hope you love your new home and may the rest of your year be a little more relaxed!

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    1. Lol I have a 6 and 4 year old 😂 isn’t it funny how much stuff they accumulate?! I hope you love your new place too! 😊

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  6. How exciting! You have been busy. Now, take a rest!

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    1. Yes, I could sleep for days!

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  7. jenanita01 says:

    The best excuse in the world for clearing out all the rubbish and finding all those places that never seemed to find a cleaning cloth!
    I hate moving BTW…

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    1. Amen! I agree all around 😊

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  8. Jina Bazzar says:

    I’m a hoarder, Didi! But now I want to move and see how much I have to throw away. And I want that refreshed feeling too.

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    1. Its overwhelming AND sooooo worth it!! ❤

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  9. Valentina says:

    Moving and divorce are the most stressful times in people’s life. You have done it and in the midst managed to publish books, congratulations. Enjoy now your time in a new fresh home and write more books.

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    1. So right, its definitely stressful, yet so worth it! Relaxing and writing is exactly my intention 🥰🤩

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  10. oldpoet56 says:

    All folks who have ever moved and had to do the work themselves have got to agree with your reality. Good article ma’am.

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    1. Thank you for reading! Its definitely been a crazy summer 😐😳

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  11. Have fun in your new place. 🙂

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