Yup, you read that right. Where are we headed you might ask? Cassidy and I are moving to Columbus, Ohio!
Honestly, this has been one of the most whirlwind, exhausting, exciting times of my life. It’s also been weird to not share it on social media until the time was right, allowing us the opportunity to share the news with family, friends, our church community, and employers/coworkers first. But it has also left me to super vague nondescript posts, which made me realize how much I appreciate this outlet.
So first things first, all the answers to all the questions before I get into how this makes me feel. I think I’ve answered these a bajillion times by now, so the conversation goes something like this:
We have some news!
Q: Are you having a baby?! A: No babies just yet. BUT we are moving!
Q: Where are you moving?! A: Columbus, Ohio!
Q: Don’t you have family there? A: Yes, my parents and my sister and her family live in Ohio. However, they will be the same driving distance from us in Columbus as they were in Indy.
Q: What takes you there, then? Is it for work? A: Yes, Cassidy got a job offer we couldn’t refuse, and they have already been fantastic taking care of us and assisting us with this process.
Q: When are you moving? A: Cassidy already started his job there, and our house is now on the market (any takers?!), and I just need to find a job! If all goes according to plan, we should both be in Columbus full time by November.
Q: Where will you be living? A: We will be moving to an apartment in the Short North! We are super pumped to do some city living!
Q: Are you excited? A: Absolutely! It’s incredibly bittersweet for us to leave our friends, our church, and our house, but we are looking forward to a new adventure and exploring our new city! We also have lots of friends in Columbus already, which makes it so much easier to transition knowing we have a built in community and network.
So… there you have it. We’re headed to Columbus! And our lives are crazier than ever
These past couple months, before we were even offered this opportunity, our world has been up, down, back, and forth, and all over the place. I won’t even be able to tell you about all that we’ve been through simultaneously, but it has made us both extremely grateful for each other. We’ve had car accidents, spiritual attacks, job offer(s), trips to Columbus to figure out if we wanted to do this thing, a sorrowful death in the family, a trip to New York for Fashion Week, more trips to Columbus, the car got totaled (yes, we had one vehicle and were not even in the same city), telling all of our friends/family/employers, bought a car, prepping and putting the house on the market, then we’ll pack, and sell, and move, only to unpack and transition. It has just been a LOT.
The past couple weeks have been harder for me than I anticipated. It has been more overwhelming trying to keep my head above water with work, and the house, and seeking new opportunities, and just life, but here we are. There have been a lot of tears and prayers and we just continue to find strength in Jesus and do the best we can. We’ve done a lot of adulting the last few weeks, but it’s been incredible seeing God move as we take these next steps. One thing we’re really learning is faith and trust in His plan and His timing, as we know we are walking out His plan for us. We’re really focusing on not worrying about the unknown and allowing Him to work and being at peace in the transition.
He is so good and we are so thrilled for this next season. Columbus, here we come!