Wednesday, June 13, 2012

It's OFFICIAL I'm Moving!

This is the most exciting and scary post I have ever had the pleasure of writing. 


On March 17, 2011 I placed myself on the transfer list at my job and set the location on three choices: Long Beach, California, Burbank, CA and Sacramento, CA with Sacramento being my top choice. 
Yesterday after the long wait and when I was least expecting it, I got the phone call. I was at a work training event and almost didn't pick up the phone call because I thought it was a tele-marketer call. When they offered me the spot I was so thrilled. I didn't cry, I didn't get sad, I was just thrilled that after such a long wait and after thinking last month that they wouldn't call ever that it finally really did happen. 


As the day went on, I started thinking about all the people and things that I'd leave behind and I did feel a tiny bit sad. Then the fear set in. What if I go broke moving? OMG, I won't know anyone! What if I hate my new work place? What schedule will I be working? I have no place to live right now! And so on and so on. Then I took a deep breath.


I have to take it one day at a time. I have eight weeks to box up my stuff, get a moving van, find a new place to live, etc. I'm going to take it one day at a time because that's the only way I know how to do it. When I feel the fear taking over, I have to remember that everyone has to take a leap of faith for something amazing to happen. 


So it's official... I am MOVING to CALIFORNIA in August. 


PS: if anyone has done a cross country move and has suggestions please feel free to pass them on. 

24 comments:

tootie said...

Congrats!!! I can't wait to hear about your Cali adventures! :)

Lin said...

How exciting, congratulations!

Lacey said...

How exciting!! Congrats!

Kristalle Willcutt said...

Having had moved across the country no less than 7 times now the only advice I have is " purge" you have 8 weeks to clean out stuff you have not used in 6 months... and to answer your question "no you will not need it" be ruthless and downsize it feels so good. When we move to San Francisco and the hubby said we would be there 5 years we took only what we needed. The 7 year old couch and love seat..gone... the old coffee tables.. gone..
it was cheaper to move one and because we were unsure of what the space would be it ended up perfect. And the money we saved not moving it we replaced it! Also shop around for movers we loved and always moved with Allied

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

Congrats!!!

I haven't moved across country, but my husband did when he was a child. He moved from Los Angeles to Washington DC.

Shanna Everts said...

So, I've been reading your blog for a little over a year and never commented... but I wanted to say Congratulations!!! I work in Sacramento - downtown; and live in Roseville (30 min outside of Sac). I've lived here for 10 years. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.
Shanna

shannaeverts@gmail.com

Cole said...

That is so exciting!!!! I'm so happy for you! Your new office will love you. :-)

Gretchen said...

Congratulations! :) How exciting!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Which city?!

tara said...

Soooooo happy for you!!!!!!!

Dreams Do Come True said...

I am so excited for you.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I am so beyond thrilled for you, I know this has been a long journey for you and it's finally happening!

JG said...

Yay! I'm so glad this finally worked out for you!

Nicole said...

Yay!! Congrats!! It's about time. I know you can do it! 8 weeks is a lot of time =D

Is BF going too!?!?!

Megan said...

I've moved 1300 mi from TX to MN. It sucked. Make sure you have a bf, family, friend, etc. But only 1. You don't need a ton of people. Pack snacks, music (because you willg et sick of each other).

Are you apt shopping? I can kinda help you with that?

Adrienne said...

I am SO, SO happy for you! OH my goodness- congrats! This is wonderful!

Everything will work out just fine :)

Kate said...

Congrats on your transfer! As a former army wife, I have several cross-country moves under my belt and I did them all 'myself' to save money. If you are concerned about expenses, definitely rent your own truck and drive it / have someone trusted drive it. If that isn't an option, look into ABF U-Pack - you pack the truck and they drive it to your destination.

If you aren't comfortable with heavy lifting (like me!) look up local moving companies where you are and where you are moving - see if you can hire two guys for an hour or two to move your boxes and furniture INTO your truck (once you have already packed everything up) and into your new place once you are at your destination. I have done this several times since I never had family nearby to help, and I consider it the best money I have ever spent. Usually its around $125-$150, and they have gotten ALL of my belongings in 1-1.5 hours. I always did a LOT of cleaning out, too, and sold furniture I didn't love on craigslist so I could fit everything into the smallest space possible. Those cross-country moves get EXPENSIVE! Good luck :)

Kristin said...

woohoo congrats!!

Lily said...

Yay!!! Congrats!!!!

Southern Lady said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I know you have been stressing over this for SO long and am SO happy to see that you finally have an answer! I will be praying for ALL ASPECTS of this move for you!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

This is awesome! Congrats!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I'm so excited for you...and sad it's not in southern CA. Hahahahaha! But you'll have a blast and it'll be awesome! :)

Sam Morgan said...

Ok, I learned the hard way that I can't comment on a blog from my phone. I was so excited about your move that I kept trying thought. Congrats on Sacramento, I hope that you love it there, and I hope you don't get allergies. In April last year my husband was miserable because of the pollen in the air. But...don't think of that, think of how awesome California is!

Shoshanah said...

I know I'm awfully late on commenting, but still wanted to throw in a congrats! I know you're just going to love living in California!