Last week, we announced that TMSM is packing up and moving across the country to Florida! As part of that process, I decided that I’m going to write about what’s going on and document my own personal thoughts about the move. I’ve always worn my heart on my sleeve with our readers, and now’s no time to quit. I want to take you all on this journey with me, so here we go… Blog one of our Moving to Main Street series!
It’s May 21st. Our target day to leave for Florida is June 16th. I bet you’re thinking that I have half of my house packed up already? Oh….. heck no! Here we have roughly 3 1/2 weeks left before we head South, and I have half the kitchen done, half of my younger son’s room, and most of my clothes packed. That’s it. I’m finding it hard to balance running the site, taking time out for our readers, being a Mom and taking care of the boys and house, and yet still having time to pack. Not as easy as I thought. I know what needs to be done, I just have to get it all together. I’m working on it.
Part of me wonders if I’m dragging my feet on packing out of fear. Yes, fear. For some, you may see moving to be closer to the Magic as a fun and exciting thing, and it is. It’s also a scary move. I have only lived in this area in Southern Michigan. I’ve never lived further than 10 minutes away from my family. This is a huge deal. I’m the type of person who resists change normally, and I still find it hard to believe that I’m actually doing this. The decision to move to Florida wasn’t an easy one. I’ve always dreamed to moving to Florida. The cold weather is rough, I’m a warm weather person, and of course I have a huge love for Disney. It should be a no-brainer. The hard part I think is the fear of the unknown. I love Florida, I’m always sad to leave when it’s time to come back to Michigan, I left part of my heart there. But, the other half of my heart is here, in Michigan, with the family and friends that I love. Where is the balance? Self doubt creeps in, but in my heart of hearts, I truly feel like moving is the right thing to do. I spent a lot of time praying about it, asking God what I should do, and He seems to keep pointing me in the direction of Disney. Even my parents who I’m very close with, keep telling me that going South is the right thing to do for TMSM and for my family. They are sad that we’re leaving, but they also feel it’s best and are happy for us. So, I’m taking a big leap of faith, and I’m doing it. I’m scared, but I’m doing it!
This weeks blog finds me to be at a crossroads. I look around my house and you’d never know we are moving. There are no boxes in the open to be seen. The decorations are still on the walls, tv stand is full, dishes in the cabinets, etc. Now what? Time to stop being afraid and start getting excited I suppose! I wanted to have a garage sale, but I’ve procrastinated so long that I don’t know if there will be time. I intend to give a lot to the local Salvation Army, clothes, household items, etc. I have a lot of things around here that are really nice, but I know I can’t take it all. There goes that inner conflict again. I tend to put sentimental value on items at times, so it’s hard to part with certain things. Yet another thing I have to work on. “Purging” our stuff as they say….. not as easy as I assumed. I’m hoping when I check in with you all next Wednesday, I’ll be able to report a lot more progress being made. Fingers crossed there. Anyhow, thank you for following me along on this exciting journey! Until next week…… send us some extra pixie dust and prayers, we’re going to need them!
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