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Saturday, November 02, 2013

I feel instense feelings of love and excitement for my new life! Quitting my job is turning out the be the best thing I've done in years. I am swelling with feelings of excitement for my future. I feel a brand new sense of strength and priority in putting my needs first in life. I have been seeing day by day all of the things I've done in my life that have not honored me. I don't want to do this anymore. I want to say what I mean and mean what I say, and I don't want to talk/think/feel bad about myself anymore. No longer will my desire to help/love others be stronger than my desire to help/love myself. I can help/love others while still putting my needs as top priority.

Had an interesting week on the road with hubs. We had a really nice time, and ironed out many of our original fears about the upcoming months. We seemed to remember just how much we enjoy being with one another and see just how important this move is for both of us. We decided this will be our last month in the apartment, and that we have many options as to how we will go about settling in Orgeon. It will sort itself out as the days go by. Tim has put much of the planning to me, which suits me just fine. I am really, really excited. We were in Southern Oregon yesterday, having stayed there the night before. Woke up and saw the area in all it's Fall morning glory. It was truly remarkable. All of the colors, the crispness in the air, the mist on the water, really a sight to see. I didn't want to leave. I wished I could have just stayed right there and did not have to go through the toils of the next month with packing and moving and all that jazz.

Managed, somehow, to lose a pound while I was on the road this week. Quite a surprise to me. I've been gaining for the last 2 months, a pound here and there, so it was really nice to see it go down for once. We budgeted out our food pretty strictly since there is limited space for food and we are in a financial crunch with the moving costs coming up. It worked out perfectly. Tim has a freezer/fridge in his truck and a microwave. We did yogurt and fruit for breakfast, sandwiches and fruit for lunch and I made some meals ahead of time to microwave at night. We also had a few frozen dinners, and whole wheat crackers, apples, grapes and carrots for snacks. I bought some Amy's dinners for this week, since I love their meals and they are packed with nutrition and don't break the bank calorie wise. I'm also making a shrimp pasta and tuna salad to take with us. Went shopping this morning and we are set for this week. It's actually a whole lot easier to prepare/eat on the road than I thought it was. Your options are less, since you don't have unlimited food with you. You must prepare ahead of time, but it really makes things easier in many ways, and keeps the cost of food quite low.

So, one day at a time. Getting boxes this week. Will start packing soon. Give our 30 day notice on Monday to be out of apartment. Got a great deal on the storage unit, and have been scouring craigslist for rentals in our price range. Still planning on living on the road for a month or so before we settle on a place up there. Want to spend a week or so checking out the towns neighboring Medford to decide just which town will suit us. Don't want to settle somewhere we won't be happy, so taking a little extra time to sort all that out is our current plan.

We'll be here through Thanksgiving, and then out by the first week of December. Christmas will be spent on the road, having a few days off at my Mom's for the holiday itself, and then hopefully settling into a new place in Oregon in January. What a great way to start of the new year!!! New year, new life!! I am really very excited. A tad nervous about the weather difference, I know it will be noticeably colder up there. But all that will just take time to adjust to. I love bundling up in the winter, so I should be just fine.

So, that's my current life view in a nutshell. I'm planning on getting a Sparkpeople Activity Tracker for Christmas. I am hoping that will make it easier to track my fit mins while I'm on the road. I know most of the places I will be walking will be truck stops and won't have an accurate way to track those mins otherwise. I think we may just be able to pull this crazy plan of ours off afterall. We are so excited about the change, and seem to not really believe it's at our fingertips. We have both said we will believe it when we see it. It's been over 8 years in the planning/dreaming stages, now to be so close to the actualization stage is so incredibly exciting! Have I mentioned, I'm EXCITED?!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Take care. Hugs.
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