Forgive me if all I seem to be talking about it moving. When you have to keep something to yourself for so long and can finally talk to other people about it you seem to just purge out everything that has been flooding your mind previously.
It seems like we have been spending a large chunk of our free time searching craigslist for apartments in the bay area. Do you find something with the shortest commute? Do we take advantage of the Google shuttles and live wherever we want? Do we pay more to live somewhere awesome or do we live in a suburb and save a bit on rent? Do we sell all of our stuff and just start over? Do we just live somewhere tiny so that we won't need much furniture anyways? What kind of job will I be able to find? It's all a bit overwhelming.
I feel particularly spoiled having lived in Salt Lake for the first part of our marriage because we have a nice spacious apartment for half the cost of what half the space will give us there. I also have been spoiled to live so close to so many family members here in Utah. I have quite a bit of extended family here and most of Tim's family lives within an hour of us. I also feel incredibly blessed to have been able to sell our 18 month lease when we were only about 3 months into it. That has definitely saved us from a lot of headaches and grief.
The other night I couldn't sleep and got all teary eyed thinking about leaving all our loved ones here in Utah. I let the water works show happen for a minute or two then I kind of laughed at myself for being ridiculous because Utah really isn't that far away and we will be sure to visit at least a couple times a year.
Anyways, thanks for listening to all my thoughts. It is hard to keep that stuff to yourself for months! I really am super excited for this move and I think it will be really good for us. I think it is important for every couple to get away and try something totally outside of their comfort zones. I'm really excited to see what this move has in store for us!
Speaking of moving, we decided to get in one last ski day in before we take off. It was such a beautiful day! It snowed and snowed all day long. My hair froze into little dreads and all our pictures ended up looking steamy haha but it was such a perfect day!