May 23, 2011

Moved Out and Moving On

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I didn't believe Husband when he said, "Katie, moving is one of the number one stresses a person can go through in life, look it up on the internet."  My reaction to this was, "Pshh...yeah right!  Moving is awesome fun because we get to go to a new place!  I guess I'm just a stress-free person."  La, la, la, I'm perfect.  Not.  Insert foot in mouth, and make sure it's a yucky one.
Fast forward to Friday night and the emotional meltdown I unloaded on Husband.  Hey, it happens, right?  I felt like a balloon that eventually was going to fly away, wither, or pop.  I happened to chose the latter.  
Sometimes when life is moving all around you, you fail to realize what is actually going on, or what exactly it is you are experiencing.  Emotions, thoughts and actions jumble together and cloud that brain and heart of yours to the point where you forget, to just breathe.  Breathe.  Go ahead, do it.  Feel it.  Be thankful for it.  It's kind of amazing, right?  A passive action so essential to life and health.  I didn't realize the actual impact moving was having on me.  However, after an extremely long week/weekend of putting things into place, feeling emotional after saying goodbye to the condo where I started a life of my own, then started a life with my Husband, I finally feel a sense of happiness.  Happiness to begin a new chapter, to not look back, to quickly glance forward but not linger there too long, then settle to live fully in the present.  And hopefully remember to breathe along the way.

P.S.~Sorry for the lack of outfit posts.  Today I am covered in paint.  But go see my interview on the fabulous blog Dream Book Design!  Adrianne and her hubby are AMAZING when it comes to home renos and decorating on all on a budget.  Swing on over there for some serious design inspiration!  And don't forget to enter my Juicy Couture giveaway!


Amanda said...

I think congratulations are in order! You successfully moved :)

Rachael said...

Yay, the moving part is over! Now it's....dun,dun,dun,UN-PACKING!!!

MG said...

Mentally preparing for my move in August. Congrats!

Ayan said...

this post is seriously like me talking. including what hubby said! just moved from ny to miami! one of the good things abt moving is simplifying life. knowing your essentials. and being happy no matter what situation you are in! love you blog. i've missed you (in a non stalker way of course) and your outfits. hehe! goodluck with everything!
lots of love, ayan

Unknown said...

Good luck with your move! Yay! New opportunities to come.

Jess said...

I am glad to hear things are brightening up! We are here once you get back!

It's A Love Story said...

Congrats! moving is really emotional !

Lauren said...

Moving is totally stressful but I have to agree that the excitement some how always out weighs it, and when everything is in its place it is so nice to sit back and laugh about the craziness. Enjoy your new place!

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Angie said...

Oh sweet girl, this spoke directly to my heart right now. I have been going through it for the past week so, thank you for being so open and honest. Good luck with getting settled into your new home. I am sure it is going to be perfect for you and your hubby.



Emily said...

aw congratulations on that new place for you and the husband :)


Unknown said...

Yup moving is crazy! From when I was 18 I moved SEVEN times in 7 years . . . and finally settled down and got married. Never want to move again:-) Lol

Unknown said...

yesss moving is a huge stress! show us pics when youre done!

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The Style Dossier said...

Congrats on the move Katie! It's always sad saying goodbye to anything that was such a big part of your life. But just think of all the new things comin' your way. I'm so excited for you :)


Marusya V said...

Oh yeah - moving is a massive stress! I did it twice in the last year... hope you are doing great with packing / unpacking & keep in touch!
Love your blog and following now!

Clio said...

Hi Katie, good luck with that new chapter in your life :)
PS: I love your stories and the way you write :)

Alison said...

I feel you're pain! When we moved, I had a minor breakdown too. Mine happened while I was sitting on the floor in my kitchen surrounded by 10 billion boxes, and I just remember feeling so overwhelmed. I survived though, and now I feel so at home in our new place! I love your words of wisdom about calming down, letting go, and moving on-they're to true! I wish somebody had told me that two years ago when I was sitting on the floor of my kitchen crying over nothing:)

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I can COMPLETELY relate!! I've moved 4 different times in the past 2 years and then helped my sister and brother-in-law 2 times within that year!! VERY EMOTIONAL and draining indeed!! You'll get through it and kick up your heels once all is in place!! Would love to see your "painted" outfit! ;) Those are always the best!

wishful nals said...

congrats! and totally understand. moving is so so stressful. xo

silvergirl said...

husband and i moved every 3 years for the first 15 years we were married. you will survive and love whatever new things come your way, no faster way to grow and believe in yourself than to move

Zoe Gabrielle said...

I guess we are moving together. and yes I thought it would be okay too. Until the moment when I had to put the house key down and close the door.

Good luck on your move!


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