It looks like we’re moving.
In less than two months.
At the beginning of last month, Chris was contacted about a job. Two days after the first phone call, and a bunch of tests and phone interviews later, he was asked to fly over for an interview. There was a crazy milk run four-flight segment travel day, a day of interviewing and then he came home. A week later he had a job offer.
So I was a bit distracted for most of March. There was lots of what-if talk around my home and discussion of what moving would entail and how we would handle it. Would we sell our home or rent it out? Do we want to move thousands of miles away from our family?
It’s been overwhelming.
Overwhelming but not unwanted. I’ve always wanted to live abroad (I love that term! So 1950′s) and the timing of this very unexpected offer is ideal. Henry is young and our parents are (knock on wood) in good health. Minimalism has helped me let go of my attachment to stuff so our move won’t be nearly as painful as it would have been over a year ago. We love Vancouver but our new city will allow us to travel more, try out smaller town living and still have the walkable lifestyle we love. Probably the biggest opportunity is a new career for Chris. He’s spent two decades self-employed, and loved it, but is ready for this change.
What will I be doing once we’re settled in? Mostly the same as here. We’re hoping to find Henry some part-time daycare so I can continue to pursue a writing career. I’ve already looked into it and our new city has a few running clubs but, sadly, no Crossfit. Maybe I’ll start a Crossfit gym! At the very least I’ll try and make some new friends to coerce into doing the workouts with me.
What does this mean for my blog?
- More minimalism: I’ll be detailing how we sell almost everything and what we decide to ship and take with us.
- More guest posts: I’ll be in transit and pretty busy in the next few months. If you’d like to share your life simplifying and/or minimalist story (in-progress stories welcome!) please send me an email at rachel jonat at gmail dot com.
- More travel: one of the benefits to this move is more travel. Chris will have more set vacation and we’ll have easier access to a lot of life list cities that we want to visit. I’ll be detailing our minimalist/frugal travel with toddler adventures here.
Ever wondered what it would be like to get rid of everything and start fresh? Me too. I guess I am about to find out what getting to almost scratch, and then starting again, really entails.
Many thanks to all of you for reading and commenting here. The support and suggestions have gone a long way in helping me de-clutter my home and reduce our consumer debt. More importantly, having a community of like minded folk has given me more confidence in our choice to live with less. Thank you.
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