Transition

Transition

It’s that time again….

TRANSITION

We’ve known about our next move for about two months now, but the reality of it didn’t really settle in until the summer days clicked by & late July arrived & we were clearing our house, shifting into temporary lodging & taking care of all those numerous odds & ends that often go into a move.

I tend to thrive in transition. That’s not to say I don’t have a little meltdown here or there about the accumulation of “stuff” or some logistical issue.  I’ve moved a few dozen times in my life but that certainly has not made me some sort of relocation wizard.

What it has led to is a constant feeding of my curious mind & a soul that craves changes in scenery (if even just temporarily). I used to hunt for home, imagining a terrain, a geography, a town or city that would simply speak to me- stay here, no more moving on.

But, well, the truth is I love moving.  I love the call to adaptability. I am positive I could sate this appetite for transition with travel. But my impulse for relocation coupled with the reality that I am married to a military man means that for the forseeable future, packing up house & moving along is par for the course.

While my active moving long began long before I met my husband, the inception of this blog, in fact, coincided with our first big move & road trip together back in 2009. I’d been biding my time to get into the blogging world & these new chapters in life seemed just the right time to begin.

The last time I wrote a moving transition post was back in October 2010.  I wrote from the cozy, but spacious feeling area of an enclosed cabin deck on Fort Rucker post in Alabama as we prepared for our move to Germany. I documented many steps of our move & transition & it’s nice to be able to look back and, for example, see some of my thoughts & images from our first few days in Bavaria.

I write now from Hohenfels, 2 days out from our big move over not only large portions of land mass, but two oceans!!!

We are headed to Oahu, Hawai’i & I am definitely just as excited to document this transition & new chapters of our island life soon…..

We moved out of our house some days ago & have been adjusting to temporary lodging. For me, it’s a great way to transition out- compress our living space a bit to organize final items & to mind clear as well….

On a morning woods walk near our lodging….

 Week 25 of pregnancy!!   And 2.5 days left of being in Bavaria!!