Update and News

Hello!

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I am sitting here nice and comfy with my fleece blanket wrapped around me while writing. I’m also watching a really good show on Netflix called Wild China. If you need something new to watch,I highly recommend this show. Not only is it about nature and the wildlife in China, it includes the different cultures. It’s beautiful to watch, I love it. It’s kind of a  dreary day, which I don’t mind. I’m on vacation from work and school  this week so I have no where that I need to be.  I have a lot that I want to accomplish, but today, I took it kinda easy. I did sweep the bedroom, hall way and guest bedroom floors. I also cleaned the bathtub tiles with a vinegar solution. They get mold on them pretty easily.

The past two weeks, I’ve been busy with work and school. Super stressed out. I had to drop my chem class so I could focus on precal. 2. I’ve been frustrated by not being able what I’ve wanted to do yet. Not having money to spend. Not living my life to my fullest potential. But I need to be thankful for what I do have! And I have so much already. It’s just when I get caught up in what I call the “storm”, it’s always doom and gloom. So I’m using this vacation to get back on track with all areas of my life. A much needed break when I work every single day. I get 4 days off a month. Lesson learned- I’m never doing this again.

So, Big news!

Thomas and I are moving again! We are going back to Ohio where we are from. I’m very happy  about this move. Virginia has not worked so much for me. We’ve been living in Virginia for about two years. I’m going to be honest with you…..central Virginia is overcrowded (and getting worse), too expensive (taxes are ridiculous!), no one can drive properly, when it snows entire towns are shut down, and did I say crowded? If we lived in the mountains, it might of been different. 🙂 I would of loved that!

Now, I know that’s kind of negative, and I’m trying not to be negative all the time. So on to the good things about Virginia. I love all the history that’s here. I’ve been very fortunate to see Monticello (my favorite), Tuckahoe Plantation, several Civil War sites, and whale watching at  Virginia Beach. And the most important, we adopted Karen from the local shelter.

I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter of our lives back in Ohio. But looking back, I really did learn a lot about myself while living in RVA.

  • I rediscovered my love of animals and the natural world.
  • I learned to be on my own again. I spent a lot of my time, by myself.
  • I let my dreams and goals really expand.
  • I learned that its okay to be an introvert, it’s not a bad thing
  • I learned that I have become incredibly negative without meaning to be.
  • I rediscovered who I wanted to be when I was a little girl.

The guest bedroom attack:

Moving can be the perfect time to organize and go through your stuff. I have about a month and a half to get everything in order. It’s a pretty big task, but I think a month will give me enough time. I’ve already cleaned out and organized our bedroom and bathroom. Next is the guest bedroom. This has been a catch all room. Luckily, we don’t really have a lot of furniture since we tend to move around a lot. So this shouldn’t be too bad to get cleaned and organized.I can’t wait until we can actually get furniture and things that make a home! I already have a list for the World Market. If you haven’t been there, check out their amazing website! www.worldmaket.com

The thing is that moving can be altogether overwhelming. I’ve been thinking of ideas to give me ideas to make this move go smooth and stress free if possible. If you have any ideas or tips, let me know! I’m also going to be traveling with Karen so I’ve been researching for her too.  Cats are not made to travel and I’ve never had her in the car for more than ten minutes. So a 8 hour drive has me a bit nervous.

look how cute she is! She made a friend these past few days. This little squirrel is very nosy.  Till next time!!

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