packing is the bane of my existence

Today is officially my first day working from home.
Today is also the day that I'm running around like a crazy person getting things done.
Two days from now, my mother and I will be on the road,
so the list of things that needs to be done today is…extensive…shall we say.

The trailer hitch is being installed today.
The couch, desk and bookshelves are all being picked up by their new owners today.
I have to make a massive Salvation Army run.
The giant old-ass TV needs to be taken to the dump today, too.
Oh yeah, and I need to finish packing and do laundry.

It's a freaking lot.
Ryan and I were talking last night about stress and letting the little things get to us though,
and I loved it because it really put everything into perspective.

All these things are temporary.
The stress, the drama, the fatigue and feeling overwhelmed…
it will all pass, and when it does, we'll feel better than ever.
It's hard to remember sometimes, but it is so, so important.

Please keep your fingers crossed for me today that I manage to maintain my sanity!
I'll try to post something more exciting before we start traveling tomorrow,
but right now…this is my life :)

Love all of your encouraging selves.


  1. Good luck lady! I am definitely NOT looking forward to the whole packing/moving from our apartment to our house!! Thankfully- the move is only like a mile, but still. Packing is the worst.

  2. Girlfriend, trust me, you can do this! Think of it as baby steps to this huge, new adventure you're taking. It's all worth it in the end. Plus, I promise you'll look back on it and laugh. Same thing happened to us. We travelled cross country with nothing but his truck and my car in tow, all our belongings packed tight in it. Good luck and have fun!

  3. Packing/unpacking is the absolute WORST. I feel for you. I do. Ugh. Just thinking about it makes me tired and stressed!
    But, like you said... it's only temporary! You'll have something GREAT to show for it once you're done! :)

  4. good luck, you'll figure it all out!

  5. Yikes, sounds like a big to do list... but having a list means you can cross things off one by one and before you know it you'll have it all done... good luck and hang in there, so excited for you to get moved into your new place and can settle down for a little bit, you're so close!!

  6. Moving and packing is never fun, but yes this will be a small moment in the bigger picture. You can do this girl!!

  7. Packing and unpacking are literally horrible. If I'm being honest, sometimes it takes me a week (or two..or three) to full unpack from a trip. It's bad! I feel ya, girl. Thinking of you and praying for your patience during this crazy time! Xx.

  8. Ugh I totally agree... packing and unpacking is the worst!! Good luck :)!!

  9. Packing is tough, but for me what would be harder would be the drive you are about to do! Good luck girlfriend!!