No, we aren’t moving again. At least not right now. And if we do move again, it won’t be far. Not for a few more years.
I’m thinking about all the moving I’ve done in the past. It’s tough. Packing and unpacking, searching for a new place to live, spending money on rental trucks and security deposits. The biggest casualty for me, though, is that I don’t ever get the opportunity to make friends. Since we’ve been married, we have moved out of state, to a new place we had never been before, every single year. Consequently, I am lucky enough to know a lot of wonderful people all over the country. People who I know genuinely care about me and are interested in how my family is doing. And I have had the opportunity to meet some really amazing women here in Oregon as well. But I’m freaking out a little bit because usually this time of year I start thinking, “looks like we’re going far away in a few months. Time to start pulling back so I don’t feel too sad when I leave all these great people.” I kind of feel like I missed my opportunity to make friends here, because usually I only have a few months to make it count.
Don’t get me wrong, I have some great friends. But having girlfriends, right where you live, and being able to make connections with them that take time, that’s something every woman needs.
So, sorry for moping. I hope I haven’t made any of you sweet, sweet women feel like I don’t consider you a friend. You have all done so much for me. Thank you! I just needed someone (or the entire internet) to “talk” to about how I’m feeling. Can you tell it’s been a while since I’ve interacted with other adults?