Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Big Move

As we approach the middle of this week I'm filled with a round of emotions. Anxiety, excitement, sadness... more anxiety. On Saturday we are moving to Arizona. I've never lived outside of California before. I haven't lived outside of Simi Valley since I was 6. And now I'm crossing state lines into a land unknown to me.

I really am excited to embark on this new journey. This will be good for our family. We haven't had a fresh start since we've been married, and I'm looking forward to it. But leaving family and friends behind is really hard. I'm living in a state of denial right now. It's a coping mechanism I have, and it's in full effect. I worry that I won't make any friends, and I'll hate it there and be lonely. Or that I'll cook to death in the summer months ( just thinking about it makes me start to sweat, I'm not kidding)

As my days of being a Simi Valley resident wind down, I think about all the memories I have here. This will always be my home. I'm already looking forward to my first trip back to Simi to appreciate all that it has to offer. I think living here for so long I've come to take it for granted.

I'm not so excited about the actual moving part of this journey. A long car ride with a baby and a cat does not sound super fun. I'm sure I'll have some good blogging stories after that ride. If I make it out alive. Hopefully Mitzie doesn't end up on the side of the road with a sign that says "free". Or Brynlee for that matter.

I'll leave you all with my Arizona Anthem. The next time I blog, I'll be blogging from the Grand Canyon State!


Sarah said...

Liz, I'm so excited for you. Moving to a new place is definitely a growing experience, but one that I think everyone needs to really get the most out of life. Wishing you the best!

Audrey Spence said...

What do you mean you're leaving friends and family? I swear half of Simi moved to AZ for some odd reason. I think half of most people I know live there. You're crazy! You'll have tons of people around you! I'm sure you'll do fine getting to know new people too. I think I've become even more of an introvert over the years though. But thanks to Relief Society and church stuff I do still get to communicate with adults so I don't spend all my time talking to kids all day :)