Dustin and I are moving to the beach! We're leaving Oklahoma behind and heading to Florida. The Pensacola, FL area specifically.
In March we listed our house on the market. It's shown several times so far, it could sell this week or 6 months from now. We have no way of knowing. We don't have a job lined up. We don't have a place to live lined up.
Are we NUTS?!
We are just excited & ready to be honest. Here's a little back story.
My brother and his family left Oklahoma about 7 years ago and headed to Florida. Our family has always loved the beach and Florida. Who doesn't?! Almost a year ago, Dustin and I first started talking about how awesome it would be to move to Florida. We talked about it on and off, but ultimately let fear talk us out of it. It's a big deal to up and move away. I've been at my job for almost 8 years, a job I enjoy with people I love. I'm comfortable.
You may remember in February we took a little trip to Florida to visit my brother, sister-in-law and nieces. We really decided while we were there, it's where we want to be. We just love it.
So we came home, talked about it more, had the "is this really going to happen?!" conversations, and then decided we were JUMPING! We slowly started telling people and then met with a realtor. Numbers on our house were what we needed, our house was listed a couple days later. We went on our road trip, came back and told both of our jobs! Both of our jobs have been great. We will continue working until it's time to go.
We are ready for a change. We are excited to be in a place that we both love, somewhere that is a vacation destination, a place we will soon call home. Now obviously it's also bittersweet, we will miss our friends and family. They won't be easy to leave. We also know we will of course still see them. We want people to come stay with us when they want a beach vacation, and we will make trips back to Oklahoma and Kansas as well.
Dustin and I are young, we don't have kids yet, we worked hard to be debt free and we have money in savings that will get us where we need to go. You can't really line up a job or housing until you know approximately when you'll be there. So in the meantime we are going to continue saving, cleaning and purging, showing our house and saying some prayers.
Now that it's all out in the open and our jobs are aware, we are just excited and ready. It's really happening.
We're going for it, I can't wait to start our new journey in the sunshine state. It feels amazing to just be fearless and jump.
Linking up with my sweet friend Liz from Fitness Blondie.