It’s been a lot of ups and downs since moving to Kansas City in late February.
Trent and I were pretty stoked about the move. Kansas City is where we grew up and where our families are. It’s where we eventually wanted to end up, we just weren’t expecting it so soon. HAPPY.
The move was fast. We had 3 weeks to pack our things, and that’s what I felt I did with the majority of my free time while still in Topeka -pack. Though it consumed my evenings, it made me really thankful we had a huge online garage sale a few months prior. I wish I could have spent more time with my friends before leaving. SAD.
We moved in with my sister-in-law and her husband (Hi Boft). It was fun to see our nephew every day, even though he’s loud and energetic 24/7. We are thankful that family could take us in while we searched to buy a house. HAPPY.
I found out working from home requires a significant amount of self-discipline. It’s been an adjustment, as I seek to create structure in my day-to-day life. I’m not the only one fumbling around. Our dog, Gracie, has been an absolute nightmare since moving to KC. I may or may not have told Trent in my anger this morning that I couldn’t keep her anymore. That’s how bad she’s been. And that’s how embarrassed I’ve been at her poor behavior. I know I can’t give her away, I just wish she would listen. SAD.
We started going to a church downtown called Redeemer. The coffee they serve beforehand is so good, I feel like I should pay for it. Oh ya, the sermons are great too 🙂 HAPPY.
House hunting has been fun, but disappointing at times. Many houses sell in 48 hours in the KC market right now. We were ready to buy, but couldn’t find anything in the area we wanted that fit our criteria. It was a good 2 months before we toured a house that caught our interest. A foreclosure. A house that needed a LOT of work. We put in a blind bid. A few days went by. A week. Then two weeks went by. We finally got news that the bank selected the highest bidder. It wasn’t us. SAD.
The highest bidder’s financing fell through. Three hours later, we found out the bank selected our offer. Shocked. Excited. Nervous. Thankful. HAPPY.
I think we both anticipated a rosey life once we moved back to Kansas City. It some ways, it has been rosey… fields and fields of flowers! We really have gotten what we wished for. Yet for some reason, I don’t feel totally content, like “this is it. This is what my life was made for.” There’s a hope, a yearning for something more. I hate admitting that. What a bratty thing to get what you want and still want more. SAD.
We close on our house in May. I have a feeling this blog is going to turn into home renovation updates, as we start a journey that will take years to complete. Literally. I just can’t help but talk about it, I’m so excited. HAPPY.
I lost my community of friends by moving away from Topeka. I’m glad I have Trent, and family here, but often wonder how long it will take to build a support system like the one we used to have. Though we moved home, it feels a little bit like we moved to a new place again. SAD.
New beginnings are exciting too. I’m excited to have permanence with the purchase of a home, and commitment Trent and I have to stay invested here in KC. Opportunity awaits. HAPPY.