We’re officially homeless—I mean, nomads!
I know we unplugged the internet modem, locked up the house, and dropped off the key with the property manager, but it still hasn’t hit me that we don’t live in the home in which we’ve been for four years.
Growing up in a military family, I’m no stranger to moving. I’ve moved plenty of times before. But this time is different.
It’s not like you just need to get used to the fact that there’s a new place to call home. It’s that there is no “home” to go back to!
I think it will be some weeks before it fully sinks in and I realize this isn’t just a trip from which we’ll soon return.
We don’t know where we’ll live after the sabbatical year. I feel an odd comfort not knowing. In the same sense, I feel an odd comfort not having a home. It represents pure possibility and freedom.
We’re free as a bird. Everything we need is in the pack on our backs. It feels… light—like we can go anywhere, because we can.
We are just a few days away from moving out of our house and officially beginning our sabbatical year. That means I also have only a few days left to sleep in my own bed with my own pillow. I’ll miss that.
The nerves are starting to kick in. Are we really doing this??
Well, we booked a storage unit today, and our lease on the house is up soon—oh, and our internet, water, and electricity are all shutting down… so I guess we really are!
It definitely hasn’t sunk in yet. Randomly, I’ll feel a little anxious, but I think that makes sense; what we’re doing isn’t exactly normal. I think it’s nervous excitement. Maybe a little restlessness, actually. We originally planned to be out January 1st, so I’ve been itching to go for weeks!
My office is taking a lot of work to pack up. It’s just so complicated with all the gear and wiring. I’m also resisting the urge to shove everything into a box like spaghetti. I’m taking my time and trying to organize things neatly so I’ll actually be able to put it back together in 2021.
I’m super excited for the Dallas, San Diego, and Los Angeles meetups happening in the next few weeks!