It has been a while since I’ve posted (again). We have big plans for the end of 2012 and I’ve been meaning to write about it for a few weeks now.
We are moving!
At the end of August Nick was contacted by a company interested in having some exploratory conversations. He agreed to a phone interview, which led to flying in for a day of interviews, which led to another phone interview, and finally an offer. By this point, we were interested and intrigued by the company, the position, AND the possibilities for our family.
We love where we live. I do have some regrets about how much I’ve plugged into the community here, but between the exhaustion of my health situation in the first year, two adoptions, one introverted girl, and the assumption that this wasn’t permanent, I held back more than maybe I should have. We have felt far from family and many of our dearest friends these last six years. We’ve often just wished we were closer, even though we loved many of the aspects of living here.
Nick begins a new job at the beginning of December. Soon. The house is for sale. The move is being planned. One of the biggest perks of this job though is that after he’s put in a few months really becoming familiar with the company, his job, the culture, etc., some of the work can be done remotely and we only need to live close enough for him to commute in as needed. So, we’re moving to the town where I grew up. We have many friends from my high school and our college days still there. Nick has two siblings who live there. It feels really right. And it has a lot of the things that we love about our small NC town. It only took living here for me to learn to appreciate them all! This will also allow us to live a quick-trip distance from many of our other friends and family.
So, that is what is on our plates. Send a lot of good thoughts for our house selling! That is by far the most stressful piece of this puzzle (for me). There are still many unknowns for the next few months. I came across this quote that I’m gonna try to hold higher than the anxiety of timing and transition.
“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” – Margaret Drabble
And a few recent pictures of L&L. Two weeks ago was “watch week” at Lya’s dance studio. Nick was home with Lucas and I got to enjoy it all completely without distraction! What a treat.