Josh and I are almost done packing for our move this week. The big shift happens over the next two days. I have to start work on Thursday but Josh’s dad who is helping us move couldn’t get time off his work until Thursday! So, technically our moving day is my first official day of the job. I’m headed there a day earlier myself with as much of our belongings as I can carry so that I’m in the area for my first day of work. I’m going to stay with one of the other teachers on the day before work since I’ll have no furniture in our house yet and then once I’m done with my first day I can help move in and unpack everything! It’s going to be one heck of a day! Then I get to go back to work the next day! At least I’ll have the weekend to recover, right?
We are almost all packed. At least we don’t have as many things as we did when we lived over in America in our apartment. We didn’t bring much with us when we moved over here to New Zealand so we only have what we have accumulated since living over here.
Packing made me think a lot about how, when we were packing last time, Moko was freaking out and climbing all over everything because she could really sense what was going on. It made me feel really bad again about leaving her back in New York especially now that we have Reirei. I don’t want to feel like we’re just replacing Moko because that’s not what we’re doing. I still can’t wait to have Moko back again so we can be one big happy family.
As much as I can’t wait for this whole move to be over with since I’m super stressed out and anxious about this entire week, another part of me wants to slow down and enjoy my time left here because I’ll really miss this place. It’s beautiful and I have really enjoyed it here more than anyplace I’ve ever lived since I’ve been out on my own in my short adult life so far. I know this time I’m not moving too far away – only 4 hours instead of across the world like last time – but I am pretty melancholy about leaving.
I’ll miss you, little cottage. You were good to us.
The view wasn’t bad either.
I can’t wait to see what else lies ahead, though. I bet it has the potential to be even better and that makes me so excited.