We’re Moving To…
Brandon and I have been keeping a secret for about a month now! In early April, we found out that we would be moving from San Antonio to Midland, Texas for his job. SO many emotions have occurred since then and I want to apologize in advance for length of today’s post. We wanted to update you guys on this major life change and fill you in on why we’ve been so radio silent lately. If you’re interested, keep reading; if not, we hope to see you back here on Wednesday for a normal post!
Why Are We Moving?
When I married Brandon, I knew that we’d be moving from San Antonio eventually. He is a geologist and works for an oil company that has several offices throughout the U.S. We were thrilled to be in San Antonio with both of our families, but ultimately knew that it would be impossible for us to stay forever. We didn’t know when we’d move, but just knew that it would come in time. We guessed we could be in San Antonio as little as a year or as long as a decade! Turns out, two and a half years later and our time has come to close this chapter.
This is a great opportunity for Brandon work-wise. I grew up moving for my dad’s job and grew accustomed to it as a child. Although moving can be difficult and full of challenges, I have always seen it as an adventure and a chance to start fresh. We’re extremely sad to leave family, friends, and our first home, but we’re staying positive and looking at this as a big adventure together.
When Will We Move? What About A House?
Although we don’t have an exact date set, we’ll be moving sometime in mid to late June. Everything was so up in the air until this past week, simply because we didn’t know where we’d be living. I’ve got to dedicate a whole post to the story of our new home (we’re still under contract), but it was SUCH a difficult process to find something in Midland. The market is inflated right now and homes are very expensive. To top it off, there’s barely anything available. We finally have a closing date set and will move sometime around then. We still have to sell our San Antonio house too in that time!
We both knew the move couldn’t happen until I finished up the school year. Thankfully, it won’t be an immediate move from my last day of school and I’ll have a few weeks to get a little more organized before we’re in Midland. We wanted to move in the earlier part of summer though so that we have time to get settled before I (hopefully) start up another school year. (Side note: no news on a job for me yet, but I hope to share some good news there soon!)
Excitement & Nerves
It’s been a long time since I’ve uprooted my life and had a major change like this. Same for Brandon too. We’ve grown really comfortable with life here in San Antonio and it certainly has ease because we’re so close to family. We’ll now be five hours away, out in the desert of West Texas. We’re facing this change head on and staying positive about everything at the end of the day. Brandon and I fully believe this is where God wants us right now and we definitely feel like He has helped us out thus far. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard though. There are a lot of nerves between the two of us and we’ve had countless nights of lost sleep and anxious prayers. It’s our first move together and we know that we’re going to grow a lot more, both as individuals and together in our relationship.
Right now, I’m not really sure what this means for the blog. It’s been almost impossible to keep things consistent here, simply because of the long to-do list and trips we’re making out to Midland for house hunting things. We ask for your patience in that, and a little grace with some missed posts. First and foremost, we’re focusing on our family and the changes being thrown our way. In advance, we want to apologize for any radio silence on our end!! Thank you guys for understanding and always supporting our little corner of the internet!