Moving is Hard

Moving is hard.  I have an entirely new respect for people who move their families from place to place, regularly. It is difficult to find your way in a new city–find schools, find neighborhoods, find a home, find a place. That part is hard enough without the unbearable actuality of leaving your home town, where you must organize, pack, stage, sell, and the worst, say goodbye to fabulous friends and a community you love. We’ve lived in Boulder for twelve years. Just the thought of leaving is crushing, but right now, as a single parent (Sandy is already in Baltimore working), doing everything that needs to be done to go, and continuing my day job, has me w-i-p-e-d  o-u-t! This blog suffers, sorely neglected as a result. Please hang in there with me as it is squeezed to the margins over the next two months as we transition. I will be back stronger than ever after we settle in to Baltimore.

Much love to all of you. anne

  1. I really understand your feelings….Moving is not easy at all! The first year in a new place is the hardest one, I find. After your kids have settled in, it will arrive your moment, too….and then you’ll relax and enjoy your new life in Baltimore! I wish you luck!!
    xxx Alessandra

  2. Vicki

    If it’s any consolation at all, my cousin LOVES living in Baltimore. Coming from a complete stranger, I know that means nothing. :o) All the best to you and your family! We’ll look forward to hearing more from you after you’re all settled in to your new HOME!

  3. Becca

    I grew up in Las Vegas…47 years! We recently relocated to Seattle which was something we wanted, but the move was hard and I was completely stressed out. I can’t even imagine doing that with children! We are settled now and I am enjoying my blog and art again…you will too. Best of luck to you. I look forward to seeing you back when you get settled.

  4. Kira K.

    I can’t wait to hear more about where you choose to settle in/around Baltimore. My family and I live just a few miles a way in Annapolis and are just beginning our house hunt in the area.

    Moving is tough, but I wish you luck with everything!

  5. Pat C.

    Aww, poor Anne.: ( Moving (especially so far away) is traumatic on many levels. I’m sending all my best wishes for lots of strength now and in the weeks ahead.

    After I graduated from college, I moved from MA to Columbia, MD (about half an hour south of Baltimore); I had family there, as well as proximity to DC, where I wanted to work. I loved the area and would probably still be living there if I hadn’t met my husband a year and a half later… I’ve been in NJ ever since.

    ((((((hugs))))))

  6. Thinking of you and sending love and prayers your way. It is but a season- just remember that. You will be settled soon, I know you can make it through.

  7. Moving is a total pain and I haven’t done it since becoming a mom! Wishing you an easy transition and lots of rest.

  8. stacie

    It is one of the most stressful things. I’ll be here with a hot cup of coffee or tea to welcome you on this end :)

  9. anne

    Thanks everyone! I appreciate your thoughts and support. The house went on the market today – very exciting – keep your fingers crossed!

  10. Camille

    Thinking of you, dear. It will all be over soon and then you can get really, really excited for your new life in Ravenville!

  11. Monica

    You are almost done ( as you can see I am a little behind on keeping up with the blogs I am following), but I can totally relate, such a move is incredibly hard.

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