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