Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: We're Moving!

Monday, March 24, 2014

We're Moving!



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.

Liz @ Fitness Blondie

32 comments:

  1. OF COURSE I am THRILLED for your new adventure at the beach! And I will NEVER not support y'all, but man oh man, I will miss you SO much. Thank you LORD for technology! :)

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  2. Oh congratulations! How exciting! I feel some beach beauty tutorials coming our way! Let's get together again before you leave!

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  3. This is such exciting news for you guys!!! I can't wait to hear more about how the adventure progresses!

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  4. So happy for y'all!!! And am so inspired by your faith in this process. I tend to have a hard time not planning out every detail ...this is amazing!

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  5. Ahhhhh this is soooo exciting!!!!! Thats so great you guys were able to really commit to do this, I'm sure its scary, but living in FL is the best!!!!

    xoox

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  6. That's something I'm definitely looking forward to about my marriage...going on adventures! I'd say your move is going to be a really fun one! Congrats!

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  7. Oh my!!! Congratulations!! As someone who grew up in Florida - you're going to love it - but you already knew that!! So excited for you guys!!

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  8. What exciting news, congratulations! Good for you guys for taking the leap.

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  9. Oh my gosh!! So excited for you guys and to follow along on your adventure! What a dream to live at the beach! Praying that everything continues to go smoothly!

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  10. This is AMAZING! I am so excited for you and just a tad bit jealous as well! You are so lucky, I'd love to get out of the midwest and live somewhere warm!

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  11. EEEEE! I am over the moon for y'all!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOOOOOOOOO! As new coastal dwellers too, I still can't get over the fact that we live where people go on vacation. It's the most fun thing ever!!!!! xx

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  12. That's so exciting! Florida sounds lovely- I'm so jealous you'll be close to the beach! Congrats on making such a big move. :)

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  13. What an amazing leap of faith!! That is so inspiring! It also makes me want to pack up and move to Orlando! Can't wait to hear all about your Florida adventures!
    Liz
    www.babygotba.com

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  14. How exciting!!! Why not live somewhere you want? Why can't you live by the beach where it's warm almost all year? You two had such a great attitude and JUMPED and I'm so jealous! All my family lives in Florida too, and I just keep going north. Congrats on the exciting new chapter of your lives!

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  15. What an amazing and exciting experience! It's inspiring to see people live out their dreams and do what's in their heart. I can't wait to follow along! Congrats on all of the exciting adventures that will be in your near future!

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  16. Oh my gosh this is incredible news! I am just so stinking happy for the both of you! How spontaneous and exciting! Eeeek I'm jumping for joy for you and all the excitement the next few months hold :)

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  17. Congratulations!! How exciting! :-)

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  18. How exciting! I've always wanted to live at the beach. So happy for you guys following your hearts.

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  19. WOW!!! You really are brave!! Javier and I have always dreamed of Georgia, but some things in our life complicate that! It is so good that you guys are in the right place in your life where you can make this decision. Congrats on being debt free and having a nice savings! The beach looks so beautiful! I'm sure you'll have amazing posts for us of the beach once you move. Keeping you in prayer and hoping for everything to align in your favor.

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  20. what a huge decision! I moved across the world, but honestly, it seems scarier to move a few states away! i think it is awesome, and good luck to you both :-)

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  21. Woohoo SOOOO excited and happy for y'all! Y'all remind me of a "the younger, fitter version" of me and my hubby! Sometimes u just gotta step out on faith to get to where u want to live or be in life! That's what we did and we are absolutely in love with our new lives here ! I am praying for your home to sell, for jobs to come your way , and to get this "show on the road !" I can't wait to have a new friend down here to enjoy. "The salt life" with! (Your gonna be a salt life wife too!!!!) hee hee!

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  22. Sometimes thats the best thing to do.. just jump! I wish you guys the best of luck :)

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