It’s been nearly a week since my last post. It’s been a busy week to wind down 2012: writing—I’m continuing to make progress on my novel draft—celebrating the holidays, packing.
In two weeks, my family will be relocating back to the continental U.S. It’s a move that has been the works for several months, but only recently has come fully into focus. I’ve been in the Pacific Islands for a long time, so I’m going to miss it, but I’ve also been trying to make this move happen for several years, so I’m excited. I’m doubly excited because the move will result a reduction of my hours at the day job, which will allow me to spend more time writing. I hope this will allow me to take the next step in my writing career.
I may be a little scarce here next month (I’m not sure how much time it will take to get set up in my new place), but I’ll not have disappeared. I’ll be back soon.
Good luck on your move. Moving is hard enough, but international moves (especially during our winter) can be exponentially tougher. Jet lag with unpacking, anyone? (Been there 🙂
Thanks. I’ve moved many times in my life; it’ll be tougher for the rest of my family. Moving fromm the subtropics to contenental U.S. in the winter will be a hard adjustment, however. Brrrr.
Good luck with your move. Best pieces of advice that I can give in regards to moving, having done it far too many times and just recently: 1. create a file for papers you will need immediately and put it into your briefcase/messenger bag/etc. (be surprised how the file boxes of important papers get buried too easily); 2. make sure that whatever you need, inconsequential as it may be, to make your morning routines smoother keep it accessible; and 3. remember that moving is crazy stressful on everybody and go gentle on yourself and family members (chocolate is a happy, taking time out for a silly movie is good even if things are pressing, and not everything has to be done in a day). I am sending you waves of positive moving energy that everything easily finds its place and you settle easily and comfortably into your new home.
This is some great advice, Annette. I often forget how stressful a move can be because I done it so many times, it’s almost second nature to me. While I’ve done 25+ moves in my life (including six international moves), my family is comparatively new to the moving game. I have to make sure I don’t lose sight of that.