We made it!
Overall it was a good move and it mostly went as planned!
One piece of advice: always get a way bigger U-haul than what their website suggests. ALWAYS. Lesson learned on that one!
The new neighbors have been super nice. The kids are already finding new friends. There’s even a lady down the street who also has celiac’s disease. Everyone, and I do mean every single person, upon hearing we moved here to Indiana from Florida immediately responds, “why?!?!” Haha. I would have had the same response eons ago before I’d traveled and moved from state to state.
A “pro” to moving so often is we’ve learned the things we really really like about a place and the things we want to avoid. For us, we’re more “open air” people. We want some trees, grass, forests. We can deal with not so nice weather as long as it’s not year-round. And no matter how “heavenly” a place may seem (hello Destin, Florida) if there’s tons of traffic we’ll do just about anything to claw ourselves away to a new city.
Ok so no matter how smoothly moving goes it still sucks. It just does. It’s so exciting and bittersweet. Exciting and sad. Physically and emotionally exhausting.
And how do we deal with emotional turmoil? Food of course. We’re not supposed to say that out loud you gasp! We all know it’s true though. May as well admit it.
Nothing satisfies the emotional soul more than these soft homemade gluten free cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookies….
The clock is ticking as I head towards “recreating happiness” from a different angle. My husband and I are taking life by the horns and despite having 2 kids, a well paying job, and being generally considered “well established” for our mid-30′s, we’re chasing the dream.
Ever have that fantasy of saying, “screw it, let’s turn this whole life upside down. Do over! It’s a do-over everyone!”?
And we’re acting on it. Neither of us are risk-takers by nature yet here we are throwing much of our “security” away and aiming high.
Jim Carrey recently gave a commencement speech that’s being touted as one of the best. This 1-minute section sums up why we’re doing what we’re doing.
In essence: you can fail at doing something you don’t love so you might as well go big chasing something you do.
So here we are. I’m packing up the house. We move in less than 2 weeks. We bought a house, we’re laying down roots, all while “following the dream.” Both of us going back to school. I haven’t set foot in a college classroom for 13 years. 13. Wow. I am almost 12 years older than the average undergrad student at Purdue university. Purdue being where I went my freshman year back when I was 18 years old and where I’ll finally graduate in a few years when I’m 36 years old.
In our mid & upper-30′s we’ll start entirely new careers, at the bottom of course. And we cannot wait. We are so excited!! I have never been so excited for a pay cut in all my life.
Back to food since this is a food blog and all. I’m moving and need to use up everything! Thus this awesome noodle and vegetable, sort of asian dish was created. I think I could call it “asian fusion” and then it’d be trendy or something.
If you don’t love asian food, you might like this dish. It’s quite subtle. If you do love asian food go into it thinking “american-asian fusion” and you should be all good
My daughter wanted to call these Blueberry Balls *giggle* I decided to nix that idea but I am proud to say she came up with this recipe.
Ok, I figured out the how but she came up with the idea of sweet biscuits filled with our fresh picked blueberries and a touch of cinnamon. I never would have thought of it. I’m so happy I live with a little creative genius!
I think they are the most gorgeous gluten free biscuits ever. Actually just the most beautiful biscuits period. …