I say "probably" because I still don't have that set-in-stone confirmation I've been waiting for...but it's getting a little close to change, so I hope it won't...
I feel like I've been unintentionally keeping this a big secret on here and looking like I'm trying to be dramatic or something, but really Johns just been telling me to hold off. Everyday I'm like, "did you get a relocation letter yet? Can I tell yet? When can I blog about this?" Hahaha. But I've already told a few of you, and our families know, so why not just let it out? If all keeps going the way it looks, we'll be leaving for Charlotte in two and a half weeks. The movers are coming a week from tomorrow to pick up our stuff. Johns flying out there next week for a training and to lock us down an apartment, and so once thats done, it will be as set-in-stone as it can get. (Until we actually get there..)
Also, I've never been there so that picture is from a puzzle I was doing while babysitting yesterday, haha. Weirdly and coincidentally enough, the family I work for is moving to Charleston about two weeks after we're moving, so we were doing this puzzle of the United States and I was like, "I'm going to live here, and you're going to live there!!" (I hope we can road trip to Charleston!)
So, once we found out that he got moved to that office, we had a feeling we would be going there for a while because there's some down time until the next project starts. (Hopefully "down time" means less hours...but we'll see.) But still, being in Charlotte will be somewhat temporary. This time at least. It's just until another project starts, unless there happens to be one in that area soon. (I know this is super confusing, trust me, I'm confused.) John says we should be there about 6 months...but that's also what he said when we moved here haha, so who knows! I try not to think about it too much. Just call me Morgan go-with-the-flow Apfel...
We actually went back and forth with the idea of maybe buying a (small, very small lol) house there since we know we will be back to Charlotte often now since it will be his home office, but the thought of that honestly terrified me (I was crying a lot) and I still want to travel with John. At least at this point in my life. I know someday I'll want to stop, and maybe we get a permanent address at that point...but not ready for that just yet. So we're packing up this little apartment to move into another little apartment, but that's just the way I like it for now.
So hopefully the "probably" will drop from this title at some point...but I had to "probably" it because there was a rumor about Richmond,Virginia...so hoping that's still just a rumor. Although I'm sure it's nice there too, my heart's kind of set on Charlotte now. (Princess Charlotte, Charlottes Web. All the greats.) But no really, I hear it's nice. No snow right....? Jessica please confirm???? But actually, there's a chance we'll end up living just over the border into South Carolina because I'm having a hard time finding a place that allows break-leases..which we almost always need.
So updates on that soon, but I'm probably going to repeat this scene from "A Walk To Remember" every day..
...except that she's straddling North Carolina and Virginia in that scene. You get the point. I guess I don't know my geography very well, but I never realized Charlotte was right on the border to SC like that. It actually reminds me of when we lived in Omaha, how we could literally walk to Iowa. John actually worked in Iowa half the time we lived in Omaha. So no big deal if we don't actually end up living in Charlotte. Both Carolinas look cool to me. (via movie scenes and google lol.) I texted one of my friends recently about moving there and she was like "oh cool! Can I visit? That's some Notebook sh*t!" Hahaha.
Aways though, it feels good to get this off my chest finally. Even if it's not completely "confirmed." For now, I'll be in my apartment stress eating hershey kisses and throwing everything away.
I hope to keep up with blogging during all this, but we'll see. Once the movers come, I will most likely be blogging sitting cross legged on the floor with Ted running circles around me, so forgive me if I do take an absence.
Until next time....