The Great Adventure

I have been a bit quiet about my life lately. Well, I know I’ve been quiet about everything lately, but that’s mostly because my life has been filled only with work and the impending move that is the topic of this post.

The Boy and I are moving to Denver, CO. Which is a big deal since we currently live in Virginia. But, to complicate matters, I have never lived outside of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. EVER. Even when I went to college, I was between 45 minutes and an hour away from my home. So, I’m terrified. This is utterly and entirely new for me. It’s not at all new for The Boy, he enlisted in the Navy when he was 18 and was relocated from Texas to Virginia and went on several deployments including a year in Iraq, so this is easy for him.

But, it’s not for me. My entire family is here, my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandma, all within driving distance. We know absolutely no one in Colorado. Also, the cost of living is a lot higher out there. I have a new job with a substantial raise to help pay for it, but we will be paying rent that is more than 50% higher than our current cost just to have a place in a decent neighborhood.

To make matters worse, I just said goodbye to my mom. Don’t scoff. My mom’s my best friend and I don’t know how long it will be until I get to see her again. This is the first time I’ve had to do that in my entire life. I love my parents. We are going to see my dad tomorrow when he comes to load the last of our furniture in the truck, but tonight I said goodbye to my mom. And then I cried. And then I panicked. And now I’m just trying not to do both at the same time.

Wish me luck on my great adventure. The next update will be photos from Denver. Since we aren’t taking a lot of stuff with us, I figured I’d start posting on some of the projects I do to make cheap furniture awesome. That will give me projects to work on to keep me occupied while I adjust to life so far away.