Good Morrow to you fellow readers,
As you can probably tell by the title, you are in store for a Christmassy post! – But not too Christmassy – ay?
As it’s around Christmas you could probably imagine the last thing anyone wants to do is move house. And yet that’s what I had to do.
Last weekend, to be exact, on the 9th and 10th of December 2016.
What words come to mind when moving house? Fun? Exciting? Fresh Start?
What about stressful? ‘Cause that’s what it was!
My partner and I had two days, just two, to move out of our old house and move into the new one. If you think – “that’s enough time!” then, you know, what’s your secret to doing it in two days and remaining sane? ‘Cause honestly, I realise it’s do-able, but it’s just so utterly stressful!
Also let me add, going to bed at 11pm and waking up at 5am is not ideal. Not at all. I also feel I’m starting to make a pattern as to every time we move somewhere new, I have to have a cry. Seriously, what’s wrong with me!? I was absolutely fine, toddling along, getting things done, like some sort of awesome super woman (I may be exaggerating). All up until my car wouldn’t start in the morning and I was all *A-boo hoo hoo!*
Luckily, however it didn’t last as long, (this time) and I was able to side – step that moment relatively quickly!! Tiredness and stress combined = too much to deal with!
…Maybe next time we move my partner and I should make a game of it and see “How long until she cries!!” – Honestly, I can’t deal with moving house! … I don’t like change!
We are but creatures of habit afterall…
The great thing about it however, is that we have left our old home. It was just a completely beat up, broken down, ramshackle of a domain. Quite frankly we are better off outta there! I do feel a bit sad for the pile of bricks. But hopefully once it’s sold, the people who buy it will do it up and make it look like new.
The other thing is, I’m glad I had my partner there supporting me and really taking the reins on this whole thing. Without the support I think I would be worse. Sure, i’d be able to move home myself and be capable of doing it on my own. Given the situation. But having him there is so much better. A support network – partner, friends, family, is so, so important when making big changes, it’s crazy how important they are.
Advice: please accept the help of those around you. Lighten the load! If they can’t help you right now give them opportunity to express that too. Don’t be put out too much if one or two aren’t avaible to help you, simply broaden your support network. Reach out for help. No one is a mind reader, if you are struggling or need some help – speak out. The people who care will listen and reach back.
So, we are now – more or less – settled into our new home… For me, it’s in a much better location. I’m not sure about my partner – he hasn’t said much. But I think he prefers the new house immensely more than the old one – so it’s all good. The house layout seems to flow a lot better for the three of us. (Including the cat- Vinny – of course).
It’s really strange moving so close to Christmas, and so unexpected. This time last year, I would not have thought we would be in a new home already. More so, not only is there house details to worry about, there is also Christmas presents and Christmas dinner and all the rest to think about! Every now and then I have a momentary panic and the whole thing makes me want to curl up in bed, not see anyone and just stay there until the new year!
It’s so tempting!
I would have much prefered to have moved later, but we didn’t really get much choice about when we moved in the end! Although thinking about it, maybe it’s actually all for the best, as now we get to have Christmas somewhere that stays warmer and is a more comfortable place to live altogether.
Everything happens for a reason. Right?
When all is said and done, I’m super excited to be having Christmas this year in the new home. And I also feel blessed to have a home in such good condition which is affordable, cozy and homely. With close friends and family near by!
We’ll get there, we’ll get settled and we will be ready for Christmas. I’m sure of it.
So, here’s to a wonderful Christmas, and a fantastic new year!
Of new beginnings and an abundance of fun and happiness to come!
All the best.
Until the next time ~
~Wishing you all an amazing Christmas and a kick ass new year! ❤
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