Well this is the last week in our apartment as we are moving out on Saturday. This is a bittersweet move for us.
We’re excited to be taking the next step forward in our lives. Alan will hopefully be doing student teaching to be a seminary teacher (to learn what that is click HERE) in the fall which means he will no longer be able to work full time. So we’re moving in with my parents so we can save up for a house, so we don’t have to pay rent when Alan isn’t working full time, and so we can leave whenever we need to (hopefully because Alan gets a full time job as a seminary teacher!) instead of being locked into a year apartment contract and have to try to sell it which is always a nightmare.
So it’s good that we’re getting closer to being settled in a home somewhere and will live in the same area for more than a year or two.
But we are very sad to leave our ward. We’ve (especially me) have made some really great friends here and felt so welcomed from the beginning. You don’t often find a ward that does so well mixing the apartment people with the home people and has so many activities! There’s an exercise group in the mornings, park days during the summer, girls nights, etc. Just lots of great opportunities to feel connected with the people around me. And I’ve loved it!
So of course we are sad to leave. And I don’t know if anyone really looks forward to moving in with their parents. (I still love you mom and dad!) I’m just used to it being my home. I think you know what I mean. Definitely by next April, but hopefully by December or rarely even sooner than that (which I’m hoping and praying for!) if selected, Alan will become a full time seminary teacher and we’ll be on our way to being established somewhere! Now that is exciting!
I hate the moving process though. I feel like there’s so much to pack! It’s never ending! But it does force me to dejunk our stuff which I do like. I like throwing things away. 🙂 Well here’s to a hectic week of packing. Wish me luck!
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