3 Question Friday:
What am I happy about this week or looking forward to?
We are moving forward with some big changes. My husband had some positive phone interviews and spoke with some recruiters that made us feel that this move might happen sooner than we anticipated. We haven’t accepted any offers, but we are going to prepare to move in the next few months. Which means, we’re putting our home on the market to sell next week! We’ve only been here 2 years! But, the market has gone up so we’ll make some money on the transaction, and it’ll put us in the place to be ready to leave right away whenever he gets the right offer. We have family nearby that we can stay with in the meantime, which is a blessing.
What am I struggling with this week?
Even though all of this change is exciting and I’m looking forward to our new life, it will add several more difficulties. Eva is still starting school in 2 weeks, which is awesome, but if we temporarily move to stay with family while we wait to transfer, it will be a longer drive to pick her up. Danail will still have to drive over this way to go to work, so that’ll be fine for him to drop her off, I’ll just have to drive farther each day to pick her up. Not a big deal, just not what I had in mind. I still want her to go. It’s a great school and she’s ready to start, so we’ll make it work for as long as we are here. Our church and other social activities are all over this way very close to our current home. Her swim lessons, church, playgroups, and the Awana program she’ll be starting. So, this will add a lot more driving to our life. I love this location we live in now because it is so close to everything. We can walk to church or walk downtown, or drive in 2 min most places we go. But, the chance to relocate over 1000 miles away is worth struggling to figure out how to make it happen. The most important thing is to secure the right position for Danail where we are going, so if we can have all these other things out of the way, we will be ready to go whenever that happens. It’s not the most ideal time to sell (in the fall) but our realtor said he thinks it will sell if we list right away. If it doesn’t sell, then we’ll be waiting until the spring as we originally thought.
Sales are still good and I’m looking forward to an increase in our first 4th quarter! Our product photographer has had some rough personal health issues with his family, so our photography for our new products has been put on pause. So, it’s hard to get sales going without those professional images to advertise with, so we are basically on pause until I get those in. Hopefully by next week. We’re just letting those products sit and just doing sales on our main product, which is still good. It’s hard to be patient in this business when you have an idea, but just need to wait on others, but that’s how it goes.
Hurray for being consistent for at least one week with this blog. My activities lately involve major downsizing, selling of things, donating, giving books away to friends… I am probably brainwashed by the military (because I cleaned a lot there), but getting rid of stuff and being more minimalist makes me feel good. I do not like having a lot of stuff around me, so with a huge move like this (1000+ miles), I am only taking the most important things.