First off: Hello! Long time, no see! I have been a writing fiend of late with sales pages, emails for Angella’s stuff, notes from a call we did and a zillion other things and I am totally written *out*, y’all!
Second: It is really time to move. Last year, there was an opportunity in front of Duty to move to Germany for a job and he was shocked when I said “YES! Let’s do it!”. While I’ve never had an inclination to go to Germany, anywhere else but here seemed like a good idea. (Also too: that was when I was looking for an excuse to get out of ye olde place of employ so it was a convenient excuse.)
But now? It’s on me to want to go.
Like my website, I’ve outgrown this house. I don’t want bigger, just nicer. More modern. With a nice tub and less dust. I don’t think this house is very well insulated and there’s just grody dust everywhere. It’s like no other kind of dust I’ve had (and trust me, I know dust) and it’s every damn where. There are so many tolerations here besides the dust: the bathroom in my bedroom is thisbig (in other words, like a small closet), the toilet doesn’t work well and on and on and ONNNN.
I desire a more modern house with a big tub for soaking, a deck for watching and someone to cook and clean for me. (Hey! A girl can dream, right?)
Duty saw a job opportunity in Colorado Springs and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the cost of living there is WAY different than here. (Not sure if salaries are commensurate with that lower COL.)
Houses there are amazingly affordable! Like this nice one (that is now off the market, dammit!) – was $235,000. Whoa! You can’t get even a hovel in this area for less than $350,000.
So, perusing Zillow is my happy place lately. Obviously.
Now, if you’re thinking ‘”gosh, this seems all about you, Lisa”, well, here’s a thing: for whatever reason in this relationship, Duty wants me to be happy. (Isn’t that nice?)
And so, generally, if I express a strong desire for something, he tries to make that happen. I never take advantage of that gift (and I totally could because the princess does like to have her way. (IOW: spoiled)).
When I said “Let’s move somewhere”, he was on the job boards looking around. Hence, Colorado Springs.
Inside me, I’m screaming “We’ve got to go! Now!” – not from a place of ‘something bad will happen’ but from a place of ‘new energy, new space, expansion is calling’. In the past year, so much has shifted. SO MUCH. And this is the latest iteration. It really is time to move.
So, let’s see where the winds take us. I’m not attached to Colorado. Seattle would be fun, too. (Waves to Cousin O’Love!)
But it is damn time to go.