Wrote this on Thursday, but it’s taken me until now to actually get it posted…will I ever be on top of things?
A week ago at this time I was agonizing over the decision of whether or not to pack up our lives in 6 bags and leave Friday morning at 7am, as opposed to staying back in MD while Matt did pre-season and buy myself a bit more time to get packed up. I went back and forth time and time again, but I’m so glad I made the decision to just get out here. That plane ride would’ve been tough alone (more like miserable), and I would’ve missed out on experiencing the city for the first time with Matt.
I am going through a range of emotions and feelings as we get situated. Although I’ve known about the possibility of this move for some time, it still seems surreal. I am going back and forth between being so excited about this new time and place in our lives, and then I take a look at my lists and get a little (ok a lot) overwhelmed. And then Evelyn came down with the flu yesterday, the gross throw up kind, so that adds extra laundry and takes away more sleep.
I feel like I’m riding a thin line with…how I relate all this. On the one hand, I really have no room to complain. Yea, we need internet and phones and I HATE that I left three quarters of my closet in MD. But there are inconveniences that come along with moving and changes and life in general, that’s true for everyone. I realize how lucky I am. I feel really blessed to be able to experience this with my husband and my kids. I’m so happy and proud of Matt and for bringing us here. I know it’s not everyday that you get an offer to play major league soccer. So I want to relay that. I want to share my anticipation and excitement and new experiences with whoever wants to share in them with me. But on the other hand, I don’t want to over do it. I don’t want to create an over glamorized idea of what I’m living. Or even worse, have it come across as if I’m trying to prove the point that my life is better than yours. I’m still just a mommy and a wifey at the end of the day, lucky enough to have this adventure. I may be a WAG, but as Matt puts it, I’m a definitely WAG on a budget ha!
Feel like I have much more to share and say and post, but for now I want to leave it at that. The plan is to get the mundane stuff taken care of (like grocery shopping, so my family can actually eat), and then get out there to start taking some pictures. I want to show this city off! I have lived in suburbia my whole life, but over the past year or two have been itching to live the city life. It’s been pretty fun (and convenient!) so far. It’s also fulfilling my secret alter ego inspired by Carrie Bradshaw, but that’s a whole new post.
Until next time…