Hudson Valley, Mental Health

A Summer Characterized by Moving

July 17, 2014
A Summer Characterized by Moving - Sweet and Savoring

Furniture in the yard, the day we moved into our current apartment in Kingston two years ago

They say that moving is one of the top five most stressful life events, right? I never believed that statistic until now, and we haven’t even signed a new lease yet.

Oh man, you guys. I’m sorry the blog’s been so quiet. I’m sorry that I haven’t responded to your comments or commented on your own posts about what’s going on in your lives. As I mentioned in Friday’s post, I’ve been absent from not just the blog lately, but social media as well.

I said to my friend yesterday, I haven’t been blogging, and I haven’t been taking pictures, either. What have I been doing?! The answer: I’ve been anxious. I realized yesterday that this, how I’ve been feeling lately, is reminiscent of my anxiety last fall. I feel discombobulated. I feel weepy, fragile, uncertain. We started looking for apartments in June, and got serious about it in July. And now we are set to leave our current apartment on August 1- two weeks from tomorrow!

Let me tell you: I cannot wait to be in our new place. I can’t wait to feel settled again. I know that I’ll miss a few things about our place here in Kingston, like the wildlife:

A Summer Characterized by Moving - Sweet and Savoring [photo by Andy Milford]

And our location on a hill with some fantastic stormy cloud views:

A Summer Characterized by Moving - Sweet and Savoring [photo by Andy Milford]

But there are so many things I’m excited for: exploring Hudson and Greenport’s parks and conservation areas, trying out new-to-us restaurants, being so close to our friends, and a lot less time spent driving to and from work for both Andy and I.

I don’t like feeling unsettled, but I am happy about a change. I hope to be reinspired soon. I hope to bring you some more regular content soon, as well! Things are rough, but I have hope.

Thanks for bearing with me!

A Summer Characterized by Moving - Sweet and Savoring [photo by Andy Milford]

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  • Kate July 18, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I felt like this when we had a long moving process, it’s completely natural to just put all your thoughts into it and neglect others, don’t worry 🙂
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    • Christy July 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Yes, I remember how stressed you were. Thanks for the support!

  • Carla July 19, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Good luck on your move! It sounds like there are many positive reasons to do so. It’s also important to have your priorities…the blog and SM will be there when you’re ready.

    • Christy July 29, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks, Carla, we’re in the home stretch!

  • Carolann July 19, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I know exactly how you feel. Once you get settled in, you guys will be so happy you moved. You get to redecorate too what fun! Best of luck and keep us posted! Carolann xo

    • Christy July 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Yes, the redecorating is a plus- we’re moving into a place that needs a lot of work, and our landlord is buying all the paint for us! So we had some fun yesterday morning picking out colors 🙂

  • Tamara July 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Oh yes, I’m so sorry. Moving sometimes is nearly the anxious end of me. I moved to our current house while six weeks pregnant and I truly believe the intense nausea after that was moving stress and not morning sickness.

    • Christy July 29, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      I never had any idea before now! It’s our third apartment but we’ve never had so much stuff and the other two were much shorter distances. Oy is all I can say!

  • Katherine July 20, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I hope your move went smoothly! Moving brings out the worst in people and LOTS of anxiety! Sending lots of luck and relaxation your way xx

    • Christy July 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you Katherine- we only just signed our new lease and are moving for real on Saturday. I’ll be so happy when July is over, haha.

  • Erika July 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Moving is soooo stressful! And no worries about being a little silent — totally understandable! I’m glad you’re excited about what’s coming up next for you guys, though! Hope your move goes smoothly! 🙂

    • Christy July 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      Yes, there are pros and cons about our new apartment but I’m trying to focus on the positive. And I love the town! And the possibility of finally getting a dog! Today the anxiety level is not that bad 🙂 Thanks Erika!

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