Hi, I'm Ashley......and I am freaking out!
You may have noticed a little absence last week and even lack luster posts. It may or may not be because my brain just shut down. Only for a moment, but long enough to knock me on my ass.
Why you may ask?
Well we've been trying to keep it to ourselves, but seeing as this big news is sneaking up on us...as in two months to go. I thought I would share with you all finally. Now some of you may already have an idea of the news, as I have hinted towards it in a few of my post. So good on you if you know what I am freaking out about.
We've kept it quiet for so long because...well it's the military and you just never know if your plans are for sure until the very last minute. Plus there's the whole fun world of OPSEC and PERSEC.
Anywho...onto the news...
Yep that's right folks, in two months we will be driving away from this god forsaken state and moving to the mid-west (even though it seems more east)! Ohio to be exact, where Nate will be growing his brain (working on getting his masters degree). That's all I'm giving you though. We're trying to teach some people to not talk about us and our lives so much, so I figure I should set an example.
Whew, now that I got that out of the way I can move onto the freaking out. In two months I have to get our lives ready to be packed up and shuffled across six states (give or take a state).
I've told Nate a few times that we are so not movable people. I like things; trinkets, pictures, vases, candles, knick-knacks...etc. These are not easily moved. My mind races as we decide how much we want to have the movers take and how much we want to move ourselves. I know this is a part of military life, but it doesn't keep my mind from racing. I'm a planner. I like to know what is going to happen and when. This is not how the military works. This is where we butt heads.
I will still make my lists. In fact this weekend was spend scouring the city for planner refills, just so I can plan things out as best as I am allowed.
I may have freak outs in the coming months, please bear with me. I promise it will all be worth it. If nothing else you can be amused by my slow spiral into insanity. Plus when we get into our new place (wherever that may be), I'll have to decorate and make things!
So won't you join me as I pack up my hot glue gun, husband, and dog, and trek across the country?
If you have any helpful tips for moving I'm all ears. Also, if you are familiar with Ohio I'd love to know all about the state. This mountain girl has never lived east of the Mississippi let alone in a different time zone.
Saying that freaks me out...must breath...breath. And not eat to cope with stress.
Wish me luck!