Saturday, February 7, 2015


It was our Valentine's day date today... Paying a deposit on a new apartment. Five years ago we spent Valentine's day planning our wedding, three weeks after we met. Today we spent our day planning the next 6-12 months of our lives before moving on to bigger and better things.
Ian and I have had some extremely blessed years together. We've been blessed with each other and with friends and family and jobs that have given us all the things we need and want. But now Ian's company is closing down so we are reorganizing our lives. Moving to a smaller apartment, looking for new work, and getting rid of excess baggage (in the form of furniture and stuff).
We've been blessed throughout every step of this journey, especially in the last two weeks since we've found stuff out.
While I'm writing this I'm laying on my queen size bed we've switched out from our king. The new place has 2 bedrooms... A small one and a very small one haha. We've been blessed with an extra bedroom that had held this extra bed. It's not the most comfortable but it will fit in the new place and we didn't need to buy it. I know (hope) because today we took newspapers and measured out our furniture and then laid out the paper and plotted our space. I'm so glad Ian went along with that idea today. It really helped me see what I needed to get rid of and realize what's really important.
We also bought new couches last summer because we felt like we had some permanence in our lives. Because we actually spent money on them we felt we have to move them to the new place. We are going to be cozy, but they'll fit.
I've got friends coming to pick up our old furniture and make it their own. I've got friends coming to help us move. I've still got my job and Ian still has his for the time being.
I really dislike change but I couldn't be happier than having Ian by my side. I know it could be so much worse but I'm grateful it's not.

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