It has been cited as one of the top three most stressful events in a person's life, following close behind the death of a loved one and divorce.
Buy a house, sell a house, pack up your belongings, and move to a new state.
Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Well, let me tell you, it has its highs and lows.
My family is about to embark on our third corporate relocation in an eight year period. Yeah, you could say we're becoming pros at this. Mind you, we're not anywhere near the level of transient living that our military families experience on a yearly basis (God bless you!). But we have learned a lot with each move.
This week, we made the decision to accept a job offer. We will be moving from Noblesville, Indiana, our home for the past five years, to a new home and a new life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We're excited to embark on this new adventure.
I've decided to start this new blog in the hopes that our experiences will help others navigate their way through the tricky minefield of relocation. If this move is anything like the others, you can expect to find posts on:
*selling a house and home staging
*buying a house
*finding good schools
*finding new churches
*saying goodbye to old friends
*saying hello to new friends
*staying sane while trying to start life over again
I've officially christened this site with the name This End Up. Whenever I see a moving box with the arrow pointing upward, it is going to remind me to keep looking up. As a christian blogger, my faith plays a big role in my every day life. I know that God has plans to prosper us with this move, and not to harm us. He has given us hope and a future. He promised me that, so I'm holding Him to that promise. So I guess you can expect this blog to be equal parts HGTV and Inspirational TV. Like watching House Hunters on television while simultaneously listening to KLOVE on the radio.
I hope you will enjoy this journey! Please share this blog with a friend who is moving. Even if they're just moving down the street, I promise to include some tips that will make the transition a little easier. And if I fail miserably, then you can all laugh right along with me. Or laugh at me. I'm cool with that, too.
Keep this end up, friends!