Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Nerve

It takes a lot of nerve to pack up everything you own and move across the country to a place where you know one other person.  (I can't imagine the amount of nerve it takes to pack up everything you own and move across the country to a place where you know NO one...but that isn't the theme of today's blog post, so those of you who have done that...wow!)

Tomorrow morning, everything that my daughters own will be in the Uhaul trailer and we'll all be driving east...kitties in crates, music turned up...and hopefully good weather and plenty of sunshine and everything else that makes driving for hours on end tolerable.

If you've packed up everything you own and moved, you know the kind of nerve it takes. You know the anxious feelings and fret and worry that go along with making such a leap.  You know the confidence that you have in yourself (despite those niggling worries and fears).  And you know that in spite of everyone else believing in you, you are scared to death because you might fail and then what...you're all the way across the country where you don't know anyone and darn if that ain't the scariest feeling in the world.

Yet, somehow, we manage.  We get across the country, we meet people, make friends, find that we indeed to have what it takes, and build an amazing self-confidence and trust in ourselves to make the right decision.  Following our dreams takes a huge amount of courage, and I am beyond proud of my daughters for taking on their dreams, packing up everything they own and moving across the country.

I'm going to miss the hell out of them, but I'm proud!

And I can't help but think back to when I did that very thing...everything in a Uhaul van and moved to Kentucky.  Not only did I learn amazing things about myself, but I became an incredible thinker and writer and teacher and made some awesome friends and had some wonderful times.

It's worth it, and every single experience we have teaches us something incredible.  Go forth and be amazing, sweet daughters!


  1. Only the best ahead! You are a great mom/person encourager

  2. Such exciting times! I love the photo of you all, you can feel it. You should all be very proud. Such a positive and strong attitude has gotten you all this far, I'm sure it won't let you down in the great that is to come. Wishing you all the best :)