It's true. This fall, our little family will be packing up and moving to the East Coast. I'm still freaking out -pretty sure I'll be doing that up until we get there ...and probably a while after that.
Camaron was accepted into an internship program that will be in Washington DC this fall, during his final semester of school. I'm still not exactly sure what he'll be doing -something with journalism/research/Associated Press? All I know is it's kinda a big deal and Camaron's kinda a big deal. The whole thing has just been a huge rush so far. We just found out Cam was accepted around two weeks ago, on a Wednesday. He then had to let them know if he wanted to do it by that Monday. Less than a week! I was a huge mess, which is the main reason I didn't really announce it. I didn't want to say anything until we knew for sure, and for the first few days I felt so negative about the whole thing. All of the unknowns were just too much for me. My depression and anxiety were triggered big time by this HUGE change; We'd be moving earlier than originally planned, we'd be going somewhere I'd never been, it's a lot more expensive than we're used to, and this would all be happening only two months after the new baby is born. All I was seeing were negatives.
It wasn't until I talked to a close friend of mine that my thinking was able to change. For around 20 years, she was a military wife, so she had been through a lot of moving. A lot of moving with kids and newborns -and most of it happened in Europe. Hearing her perspective and encouragement made everything sound more possible. And I knew how important this was to Camaron and I couldn't let my fears get in the way of that. After that meeting, and a lot of prayer, all of the negatives seemed to fade away. I felt so much better about this change. I told Camaron that night that we were going:) It will definitely be an adventure, but I know I won't be alone, and adventure must be exactly what I need right now.
p.s. pregnancy update: only 6 more weeks to go. Whoa.
***any tips on moving across the country for a semester would be greatly appreciated. Right now I feel like all I can pack are clothes and diapers (we're flying, planning to live somewhere furnished, and leaving our car in AZ). Also, any tips on flying with a toddler and newborn would be great (another first for us).