Inflected Form(s):
moved; mov·ing

to start away from some point or place : DEPART

This word has new meaning for me this week. Jeff and I will be departing our little home of three years. It's the only place we've known as the married us. And, I'm getting quite sentimental about it.

We started here. Together. And, we're moving on. Together. Yet, I keep stumbling upon memories we've created here. From the paint choices, to Jeff's hard work on our floors, to Jeff's many ah-surprising moments (my piano), make me want to stay put and bask in all these wonderful memories.

Don't know if you can tell, but change is difficult for me. Even going through the kitchen cupboards tonight and throwing away boxed noodles or baking goods for things I never got to create, make me wish I had more time here. Not sure why. We already have so many wonderful memories... but, it's the moving on that can be the hardest part.

I've looked around my house and tried to capture the tiny corners, spaces, things in our home that make me feel home. I'm not done yet. Not sure I can fit all these images on my camera. But, I'm going to try.

house collage

Echoes of us will be left behind and all the amazing memories we created here. And, I'll miss it. But, inside, I'm also getting oh-so very excited for our new home where we'll create many more memories. Besides, home will always be where Jeff is.

So, here's to moving on! (Literally.)

(Oh, and only if everything goes through- i.e., the closing and all of that business.)


aimee heff said...

I get all sentimental when I move too. I have a ritual where I go through every room and if I'm by myself just meditate on the memories or if I am with someone else who is attached I have us all share memories of that specific room.

I know it is so cheesy but I am cheesy and that is ok. I just get sad to leave a place I called home for so long.

Good luck with all the feelings and the boxing up!

she planted a tree said...

Yet again, I've re-fallen in love with your blog and all that you've put into it. Especially how you can take a thing like moving and make it oh so beautiful.

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, moving is always kind of traumatic but it is also exciting and invigorating and awesome to be in a new place. good luck, my dear!

Bridgett said...

Where are you moving to??? I feel like I am out of the loop since I haven't seen you in a while.

Brad K. said...

Hey bud, we went through the same thing when we started packing but in a couple of days you'll get so sick of it that you can't wait to get out of that place.

At least thats what happened with us.

Until the final time you lock the door. Then its weird again.

alyson. said...

moving can be so hard! but then again, there is so much to look forward to. new spots to cherish.

good luck with the move!

ali said...

Good luck, friends! I started to do the same thing just to get a headstart. And the thought of leaving makes me sad.

I really liked your "home is where Jeff is" part. Very well put.

.caroline armelle. said...

moving? i hope not far..
good luck. i hate moving.. the physical part at least..

Kim said...

I have a hard time moving too, it's exciting but sad to think you'll never go back. Your new house sounds awesome though I'm sure once you get in you won't look back. If you need help let me know!

Anonymous said...

We can't wait to be neighbors with you....just a short walk away. We can't wait to come see your new place . You are going to love it here.

Colleen said...

Sweet post. I've moved a ton in my lifetime and it's always bittersweet. I'm excited that you'll be so close to my parents - we'll have to extend our Sunday walks to your house this summer. I'd love to see it!

Dede said...

Can't wait to see your new house!