I’m in a very strange place right now.
Since putting our house on the market last month, project ‘big move‘ has gathered momentum at a pretty rapid pace. Our house sale is heading towards the final stages now and in the next couple of weeks, we are hoping to have a date for d-day… or maybe that should be C-day.
After the initial surge of excitement, making plans and setting things in motion, the happy feelings have turned towards fear and stress. Only natural I guess with such a big move but I didn’t anticipate the lack of motivation. There’s so much to do and things I wanted to get done before we left the Midlands, like making sure my fitness levels were the best they could be, but I think in my heart, we have already left and in a way, it feels like I have disconnected and switched off.
I have quit the gym after weeks of inactivity, the blog posts have dried up, the healthy eating has flown out of the window and weekends in Wolverhampton leave me totally uninspired.
A friend, who I have drifted apart from over the past year, but never actually fallen out with, shut the door in my face recently (another nail in the coffin) and the ‘last list’ (a list of things we want to do ‘one last time’ before we move) has a sum total of 4 things on it.
Says it all really – we are beyond ready to leave this place behind and begin a new chapter by the coast.
Last week we headed to Cornwall to check out our rental accommodation – a gorgeous, traditional Cornish cottage in a small village a short distance from the coast. We met up with friends, explored the coast and watched a stunning sunset on one our favourite beaches. I can’t believe it will be on our doorstep in a matter of weeks (hopefully) and over the weekend, we made plans for the life we want to live – the outdoor activities we will enjoy (other than surfing!), keeping surf fit (without the need for a gym) and the better quality of life we will experience.
But until the solicitors have done their thing, we remain in limbo land and although there’s no move date pencilled in yet, each day is one day closer to waking up with salt in the air and the sea in our hearts.