Stress, Stress Everywhere And Not A Chill Pill In Sight
I despise being bored or feeling like I’m in a rut. I love the idea of having new experiences, knowledge, and scenery, which is probably why I’m such a travel nut. Knowing this about me, one would think that I’d fully embrace this new journey my husband and I are undergoing. Well, if you ask, my answer would be, “yes and no.” My spouse found an excellent new job opportunity that was both financially lucrative and a fresh start. The caveat, we have to move several states! Now, I love the idea of a whole new area, but the daunting tasks to get there are rapidly becoming overwhelming.
First, and foremost, me finding a shiny new job. I am nearing the completion of my Bachelor’s degree, so a job hunt was already beginning to form. But I thought I had much more time to prepare and sort out any details. Enter in my school career advisor… She’s been a big help with fine-tuning my resume and showing me the ropes on better cover letters and job boards. This has helped alleviate a bit of stress, but the pressure to find a job is still top priority. Oh, and did you notice the words “nearing completion” above? Yep, I’m still in school part-time and quite an overachiever. I want to graduate with honors so that pressure of excelling in classes just adds to my stressful balancing act.
Who doesn’t hate clutter? I know that my spouse and I both hate it, so one of our tasks is to downsize as much of our stuff while trying to pack, which is probably tied in importance to my job search. Admittedly, we still have boxes in our garage from our first move into our current home. So, I’m hoping to get rid of a ton of junk, but it takes so much time. However, I am determined to continue this quest as I will not cart more unnecessary clutter into our new place.
Of course, there is the packing that must occur, but we will need to do some minor repairs to our current home as well. We will, of course, be selling our house, and god willing, quickly! The downsizing and packing needs to occur first, but repairs and overall spiffing up the place is a must. Living in a home for 10 years requires some refreshing, plus I want our little home to shine as much as it did the day we found it. I hope someone will see this sweet home just as special as we did.
Of course, not to be underrated, finding a place to live in our new state is quite laborious, especially while having to do it all online. Our original plans were thwarted recently. My husband was going to take our beloved camper and live in a long-term campground while looking for a more permanent place to live. Recently, however, we were in a hellish hailstorm that ended up totaling our feisty, little camper. Now the pressure is on to find a home by November 1st! Eek! Can you feel me running around in circles?
So, what does this all add up to? Insanity, for me. I’d like to think I’m great at multitasking, but this is ridiculous! I have started having panic attacks, crying spells, hyperactivity, you name it. My emotions have been a pure rollercoaster ride. The critical thing for me to remember is I’m not alone in this chaotic, yet exciting, time. My husband has been my rock, and I’m so grateful he is so understanding of my feelings. Because even the most trying of adventures are better when you have your loved one at your side.