Friday, 20 February 2015

200 Miles


In the last 2 days, I've covered over 200 miles. From Liverpool to Birmingham, and back again, plus more! I have genuinely not stopped and there is no sign of me slowing down either but I would rather it be that way really. It's also involved Uni, moving house, a job interview and my laptop breaking. A big week in the grand scheme of things!

So yes, this week I moved house. It took three attempts but finally, my Mum has settled into her new house! I wasn't going to be visiting until the end of March but as I had an interview yesterday, I had to make a flying visit! Must admit, my brother hasn't got internet for about 3 weeks, and I feel SO sorry for him. He's resorted to sleeping the days away as he can't cope. Part of me acknowledges how bad that is, that he can't function without internet! But I guess that really is how the world is becoming. 

Anyway, initially I was distraught at the thought of moving. I return home in a few months, and was rather looking forward to being back in my home (the one I no longer live in). The idea of being 10 minutes away from my hometown, family and friends, was something I was really looking forward to. So, when my Mum told me that we were moving, I cried for hours, which is rare because I never cry! I'm certain that I'm not alone in saying that we become attached to our homes. 

Home is where the heart is

There's no place like home

Our homes are where we feel safe. And it's safe to say that it took a while to come around the idea because ultimately, I dislike change. 

However most of the time, change is positive and should be embraced. Now that we've actually moved, I'm all for it. Where I've moved is probably closer to other family members, and is more central to a number of towns/cities. So, as a soon-to-be graduate, it means I have a wider range of places that could potentially work. More opportunities is never a bad thing! And secondly, is something that I'd not even acknowledged until very recently, but I've moved away from a house that not only was my home, but also a home to a very bad few years of my life. Moving away from that house brings yet another blank page. I'm not saying I need it now, but the opportunity to write a new book should never been turned down.
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Josie's Journal said...

I cried when I moved, just because it really is such a big change! But I love where I am now, I do miss being more central to London but it's so nice being so close to family. That's great you're feeling more positive about the move now, you're right it's a fresh start which always feels good whether you need one or not! x

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Sam said...

I think we underestimate how big it is sometimes! I think I'd love to live in central London at some point but I can imagine being close to family is nicer! xx

Ellie Adams said...

When I went to New York, I literally could only get wifi in Starbucks, for odd minutes each day. I was totally lost without the internet and whilst I immediately knew how awful that was, you kind of just accept it as a result of the age we're in, right? Craziness! I'll be moving out of my family home in the not too distant future and I know for a fact I will be an absolute mess, but you're so right - a move = opportunities for change (I just hope I embrace it) :/


Elle
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Sam said...

I know what you mean! My brother doesn't have internet for 3 weeks and he is dying! And I think you'll enjoy not living with your family, you'll love your own space. How exciting for you! xx

Amy-Louise Murray said...

I moved family house in December 2013 and even though we were moving from a flat to a much bigger house, it took me ages to get used to the whole thing and I found it really hard to adjust. It still is hard from time to time, living in a house was something I'd never done before so there felt less security, in a sense. But I agree, change should be embraced, no matter how scary it is! xxx

Sam said...

Thanks for your lovely comment, Amy! You are 100% right xxx

Wild Hearts + Green Tea said...

I definitely understand how you feel about the move and how you were looking forward to going back home! I completely agree that change is positive and should be embraced :) This was a lovely post to read.

Sam said...

Thank you :) xx

Ariana Tavares said...

Good luck for this new stage of your life :)
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Sam said...

Thank you! :) xx

Harriet Faulkner said...

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Sam said...

Thanks! xx

Bettye Templeton said...

Good luck with adjusting to the new place! It definitely isn't easy for you but on the other hand it is really exciting to go to a new place! Thank for sharing! website

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