I can finally share our big news: we’re moving! Far, far away, to Silicon Valley in California. Very clever readers already figured this news out, from this post or from seeing this same photo on Instagram. The kids and I will probably move out before Mike, depending on when our house here sells, and when we find a place to live there. I would like to make it out in time for the kids to start school with everyone else, but we’ll see if that happens.
I have started packing, if only because we have to box a bunch of stuff up to get the house in show-ready condition. I’m crafting in between packing, because that is how I cope with stress.
California is where Mike and I met, and it will be fun to introduce our kids to that part of the world. I love the diversity and passion that you find in Silicon Valley, and the weather. I will miss the stunning fall leaves and the snow. I am sad about leaving our yard and beloved Japanese Maple tree behind. Massachusetts has been my home for longer than anywhere else, and I am struggling over pulling up the roots I have put down here – and even more over pulling out my kids’ roots. It was nice to have a proper home, for a few years.
We’re moving for Mike’s job, and it’s an opportunity well worth taking. I know my kids will fall in love with California, and am looking forward to no more winter fights over how to dress warmly! Mike is moving back to his home state, and I know we will have lots of adventures there.
We have the summer ahead of us, and I plan to make the most of our remaining months in Massachusetts. What do we need to do and see before we leave?