I am not a person who likes change. In fact, I DISlike it and typically avoid it. I like the rut that I tend to live in. But change is not always a bad thing... and the past week has certainly been a week full of changes.
Last Friday I got a job offer that I had been hoping for in a town about an hour away. It's all been a blur since then. Last weekend I made pro and con lists for both jobs and both cities and eventually decided to take the new job.
Monday was definitely the worst day. I thought I was going to throw up on my bosses desk when I walked in to turn in my notice. I did not throw up and I felt about 1,000 times better after I finished telling him. Then I was able to call and formally accept the new job. I spent most of the day on Monday telling people what I was doing. None of them were easy to tell but I felt a lot better when it was over. There was nothing anyone could say that was going to change my mind at that point, so it was just a matter of getting it over with. By Monday afternoon, I had called a real estate agent to get my house on the market. We made an appointment for Tuesday afternoon so I spent hours and hours Monday night trying to get my house cleaned up, straightened up and de-personalized.
On Tuesday afternoon, I met with the real estate agent and talked things over. We made another appointment for Thursday afternoon for him to take pictures and get it on the market. By Thursday night, there was a sign in my front yard and my house was officially "For Sale." It makes me kind of sad. I love my house. I have lived here for four and a half years and I have a lot of great memories here. But it is time to move on. And so we are.
I have started looking for new houses and while I am not sure if I have found the perfect house quite yet, only time will tell. I hope to go look at several next weekend. While I need to sell mine first, I am hopeful that that will happen quickly.
So it has been a busy week, with almost every spare moment spent cleaning something or straightening something or hiding things in the closet or under the bed that you don't want a potential buyer to see. :-) The next few weeks are going to be filled with more changes and more decisions, but hopefully they will all be for the best. I am excited about this move (both professionally and geographically) and I think it is going to be great. There are sure to be bumps along the way, but hopefully there won't be anything that cannot be overcome.