Unpredictable is a good word to describe everything lately. As soon as you start to get comfortable, the universe switches things up just to keep things interesting.
Chris started his MBA full time online in early May. This means a pretty big commitment to fat tuition payments.. a couple of weeks later Chris (sort of) lost his job. He wasn’t fired or anything, but his company, Solar City, decided to cut out their direct sales business model leaving him no choice but to leave or to sell for them via retail. SO he started the job search and ended up at another solar company, an easy transition for him from Solar City. He ended up spending June-September in San Jose to sell solar. Then the opportunity to work in Tucson (much closer) popped up. He grabbed it and has been there since. It is now October, Chris has a little over a year left in school, and we’ve decided to make the move to Tucson.
I honestly don’t know how I feel about it. I am an emotional roller coaster! Of course I am so sad to leave my cute apartment, my job (and friends) at Bloguettes, and some of my closest friends in phoenix. But I have to think there is a bigger purpose for all this. God’s timing is not my timing. It will be a good move for us financially and luckily Chris even has a job (and I have a couple of interviews ??). I’m so fortunate to have a hard working husband that I’ve been able to trust and depend on completely. But to be honest I’m just happy to even live with him again lol. If I have learned anything in 2017 (other than cereal for dinner for a week straight is totally acceptable when you’re only feeding yourself ?) it is that the simple things really make life worth while! It has been six months since we have lived under the same roof. SIX months, WHAT THE. How all you Army wives do it, I do not know because this crap is hard. Grad school, work, long distance, bills, friendships/family relationships, decisions, moving, LIFE. It’s all hard. I love social media for sharing the good & happy things and to inspire each other, but its nearly impossible to know all the little micro-moments behind the scenes that actually change someone’s life course. It’s true that this shift isn’t horrible, it’s only an hour and half away, and things could be worse, but that doesn’t make my worries, fears, disappointments, any less significant . Phoenix has been such a good place for us the last three years! We have learned and grown, separately & together, but its time for new experiences in Tucson. I’m looking forward to a new start and seeing what the dirty T has in store for us. (Plus, Ruby gets a back yard now!)
So that’s that! We are up and moving, and life is just one big beautiful mess. If you have any tips for being a newbie in a new city, I would so appreciate it! And if you are in Tucson, let’s be friends. Love to you all– especially during the micro-moments that nobody sees ♥