The last week or two…
has been an absolute whirlwind. Some adult instinct has really kicked in to high gear, as I’ve been setting up appointments with realtors in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area. Apartments are really pricey there, but I think I’ve found some that are great picks for me.
I’ve also decided to not take very many belongings with me. Honestly, I want a fresh start, but also I can’t afford to ship all of my things! I will simply be taking clothes, food, a TV, kitchen essentials, a blanket, and a pillow. This means getting rid of A LOT of belongings. I’m having to sort through them, sell some and donate others.
The gym has been my salvation
throughout the last few months. I wake up at 5AM every weekday to go run on the treadmill or do a circuit training. My gym happens to have many locations in the Virginia Beach area. But I’m hoping to score a cheaper membership there – or ditch the membership altogether. With great weather in Virginia, why would I need to spend $50 a month on a gym membership?
A few things left on my To-Do list:
-Call gyms/auto insurance agencies in the area and get prices/quotes
-Stock up on non-perishables (quinoa, steel cut oats, vegan chocolate) and body products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste) as they are MUCH cheaper in Texas than in Virginia.
-Finish out my last three days at my current job (YAY!)
This weekend, I’m thrilled to spend it with my family. On Wednesday, I will finish out my two weeks notice at my job and then embark on the 24 hour drive to Virginia. I have started to see how the awfulness of 2012 was actually working in my favor. I still don’t think I fully understand it yet.
But when I get where I’m going, and I get settled and really have time to sit and think on this amazing transition in my life, I will probably cry. And I will laugh and be glad for 2012.