|I've been collecting these boxes since August!|
Who knows what it is about Colorado. When I first moved to Denver it was July 1, 2002. I was 22 and for the most part moved on a whim. I would tell people and still tell people that "it's close to home but away from home". And when you are 22 the last place you want to be is where you grew up. So I jetted off to Denver, 450 miles away from my parents house. There was one small moment in time when I thought about leaving Denver the 13 years I lived there. I knew I didn't want to go back to Albuquerque, but didn't know where to go, so I stayed in Denver. Leaving Denver 19 months ago was probably one of the hardest things I ever had to do. But knew it had to be done. And never did I think that after we left would we be back.
Well we are coming back! I'm super excited and nervous. This move has been a long time coming. I've been thinking about moving almost daily since Chris came home and told me that he no longer had his job at the hospital here, which was back in August. Because I'm such a planner I immediately thought of the next big holiday: Christmas. And I would ask myself, I wonder where we are going to be for Christmas? Then when Christmas came and went I focused on the next big deadline: our lease expiration. Our lease expired at the end of April. I would wonder what will come first?: Moving or our lease expiring? With no real job prospect for Chris I soon realized that our lease would be expiring before any big move. And since the lease was the only thing keeping us here I immediately thought: Lets just move back to Denver. Which is what we are doing. It's been a LOT of back and forth for Chris and I, but we finally have things set in stone. We are buying a house in Thornton that is a very similar layout to our previous house and close on June 30th!
It's all very overwhelming because never did I think we end up where we left.
When we visited Colorado last month driving over the state line and into Colorado I got so emotional. I felt home. I felt this is where I'm suppose to be. We looked at houses while we were there but didn't make an offer. I left Colorado devastated. Planning yet another version of my life. Once Chris and I got on the same page we decided to put an offer an a house that we saw while we were there. Which in all honesty tells me something was meant to be with this house, because after being on the market for almost 3 weeks it was still available (in the Denver market houses are usually only on the market for about a week). And that is the house we are buying!
It's crazy that we left Colorado as a family of 3 and are now moving back as a family of 4. What I'm most looking forward to in all of this is not moving again. I'm not one to move around, and this unstability has not been good for me. My mental and emotional self are not good right now, and have been in the worse shape they have ever been in. I'm looking forward to just feeling settled and getting a routine. It'll be a welcome change because I haven't really felt settled since August.
For the time being Chris will still be traveling back and forth to Sacramento for work, but we definitely have a goal to get him home and living with us full time! But at least this way he only has to drive 30 minutes to the airport (compared to 90 minutes to drive to El Paso) and will have a non-stop flight.
I myself will also have to go back to work, and I have some things up and coming in that department too! For now I'm working on all the logistics of this move. First is finding a good moving company because I don't want to experience what we experienced last time! So if you have any recommendations: please share!