Two weeks ago, our little family of four (plus two pups) moved from Indiana to coastal South Carolina. My husband's company opened an office down here over a year ago and an opportunity popped up for us to relocate. So over the past 2.5 months, we packed up our lives and said goodbye to to the life we spent almost a decade building in Indiana. As with just about everything, there is so much more to it than those three little sentences can say.
From the outside looking in, it probably seems a little crazy that we would move. Heck, it even feels a little crazy from the inside looking out! We loved our life and our home and have the best friends and family in Indy. But in lots of little (and big) ways, we were ready for this move and knew it was a good decision for us. It's definitely not easy to say goodbye and start fresh in literally every way. Even still, we are excited for this adventure!
One of the biggest adjustments of this entire move has been the physical move from one house to another. In the past 3 years, we've lived in 3 houses. Two years ago, we bought what really truly felt like a forever house to us. Super spacious with room to grow, a big backyard, in a great neighborhood with the best neighbors, and just overall a place we could see our family growing into for years and years.
With a different housing market (we moved to a resort town by the beach!), we knew things would look different in South Carolina. But knowing and experiencing are different things! The house we bought down here is different in nearly every way from our last home- lots smaller, different neighborhood, reconfigured space, etc. I was telling a friend the other day that settling in has felt sort of like trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. Unlike our last move, when we were upgrading and had more space than we needed, this time around we find ourselves scratching our heads and trying to make up for the spaces and things we don't have anymore.
It's awkward and sort of fun to retool our home from how it has always been in the past. Add to that trying to build a life from the ground up in a state/city where we know next to no one. You could definitely call it an adventure!
What is the point of an adventure if you don't embrace it? That's just what I'm going to do. My social calendar is pretty free and clear for the foreseeable future and it seems like the perfect time to do a bit more writing and documenting life- starting with how we're embracing our switch from our big forever home to a smaller, not dream house. Hope you follow along!