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?

Moving day is tomorrow.

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.

Reirei helps us pack.

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.

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  • That’s an amazing view! O.o

    I’m sorry that you have to pack up everything, and move, again! But I’m sure that once you settle in things will be amazing <3

  • That’s crazy stressful Caity, but also super exciting! Moving is one of my least favorite things to do, it takes so much work and planning, but the end result is always worth it. I hope you love your new home and have a great time working and doing what you love :)

  • Moving is always the worst! Hopefully you won’t have to do it again for awhile. Please share pictures once you are settled, imo!

  • Aww, Caity, I’m happy that your life is moving in this direction. The whole moving situation sounds ultra stressful (as moving is anyway), but it’s SO worth it, not that you need me to tell you that.

    And, man, all your pictures of New Zealand are stunning.

  • I am SO excited for you guys! Good luck with the move and the first day of work! :)

  • Aren’t you sick of moving yet? lol I’m about to be in the same boat – moving and packing and blah. At least you don’t have to deal with the military for your move! D:

    I’m happy to hear all is well and I’m excited to see pictures and hear how much you like the new location :) Good luck with your first day!

  • Not to mention, but the cat is cute. Hehe :)

  • Well the move will be exciting and something new! Will you be further away from Josh’s parent’s? Hopefully you will still get to visit.

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