Anyone care to venture a guess as to why my room looks like this?
Or why the dining room looks like this?
Or why the garage looks like this?
Or why my car looks like this?
If you guessed, “moving again,” ding-ding-ding, come on down, you’re a winner!
Now, to recap: Since graduating from college a year and a half ago I have lived: in my college apartment, in Greenville with a stranger and her 2 cats, in Raleigh again with the family I babysit for (5 kids), with my sister and her family in Charlotte, and at home in Winston-Salem. And now I’m moving again! Living most of those places was actually pretty enjoyable (with the exception of the 5 cats – I hate cats), but it was a lot of moving around.
On top of all that, Jonathan and I have been doing the long distance thing for a full year now which adds more traveling in the past year than I can fathom. I actually looked back in my planner recently and realized that the last time I was in one place for more than 4 consecutive days was in August when I went to the beach with Jonathan’s family. And that was for vacation, if that gives you any idea of the madness that has been my life for the past 1.5 years.
So here I am again on the brink of my next move. But before you start to feel bad for me, don’t! I’m moving because…
… drum roll please…
I got a job! A real, adult, job! A J-O-B!
I was at the point that I thought it was never going to happen and that I was going to be living in someone else’s house for the rest of my life. The last 4-5 months were really hard/discouraging for me as I was seriously doubting if things were ever going to come together for me. Bless my mom and Jonathan’s hearts because they have been so long-suffering with me (seems like a more appropriate word than “patient”) as they listened to all of my lamenting during this season of life.
But then, out of no where, when I was least expecting it, I GOT A JOB! God has really used this time of life and this presentation of a job to teach me a lot about himself and his goodness but that is a different post for a different day. I’m planning on sharing a little more about the actual job tomorrow, so come back for that, but for now I will just say that I am thrilled and so happy to be doing something that I love!
Want to know the extra good news? Guess where the job is?
Yep, that means that Jonathan and I will happily say sayonara to long distance and (hopefully) never have to deal with that again! Serious props to you people who have done your entire dating relationship long distance, ya’ll are champs in my book. I’m so excited to be able to eat dinner together on a week night and go to his softball games and not have to say good bye on Sunday afternoons!
Lastly, I am so pumped to have my own things again! The people who have let me live with them in the past 1.5 years have been incredibly gracious to welcome me into their homes and share their belongings with me and treat me like part of their family. BUT, I cannot tell you how excited I am to have my own bed, my own couch, my own towels, my own spatula for crying out loud! I have the cutest little apartment that I am moving into this weekend and of course I will share pictures, but not too many pictures because my mom thinks if I do that a stalker will come find where I live.
Well, thanks for reading this spastic post and make sure to check back tomorrow morning to hear more about my new job, and also, just sayin’ there might be a little giveaway involved. : )