Monday, March 07, 2011

Big Changes Coming Our Way!

There are big changes coming for Eric and I - exciting and scary both! After 19 years in our house, in Puyallup, we're moving! We are heading north to be closer to Eric's job. He's been doing the killer commute, at least 1.5 hours one way since last June. On his worst night, it took him three hours to get home. Our offer on a beautiful condo has been accepted, and it looks like our house has been sold - things are moving fast!

I've given my notice for the end of spring quarter, and I told my families and students last week that I would be leaving. That was hard to do. I've been at the college 17 years - 15 in the Parenting program and two dedicated to ECE. I love my job, but I'm beginning to get excited to see what other doors might open for me. I plan to do a little volunteering, find some part-time work, and continue working on my doctorate. I also plan to be able to get out more often to run, and to do some Pilates again!

Best of all, we'll be within a couple of miles of Eric's job and consequently, we'll be able to spend time together again! Lately, between his commute and my studies, our time together has been short. We'll also be closer to both of our families, which is good.

I think we'll be doing a gradual move, with a goal of being all the way out of the house at the end of June - right after Riley leaves for the Navy. That date is creeping ever closer! Oh, and that's the other exciting news - Web is coming home for a visit at the end of the month. He'll be here for a couple months, be able to help us move and see his brother off.

Life is moving on!

(For those of you on Facebook, I'm writing this in my blog, which automatically feeds into FB, sorry if this news is a repeat for you!)

10 comments:

LesleyG said...

Sounds like a great decision for you guys. All the best to you!

PNW Runner said...

So excited for you and your family! congrats on all the high marks and blessings! :)

Laura H said...

Where is the new place?

And how did you get it to feed into your FB notes? Mine goes the other way - through Networked blogs.

Good luck on all your exciting changes!!

Darrell said...

I knew something was afoot from something I'd seen on FB. Moving is always stressful especially since you been firmly and deeply rooted there for so long. Change is exciting and terrifying. All the best to you, Eric and the boys.

Wes said...

how exciting for all of you. wishing you the best! :-)

Joe said...

Change is good, right??!!

Good to hear you are public with this now, Michelle. Excited for you both and especially that you get more time together. With gas prices heading up, this is a good time to get closer to the salt mine for Eric!

All the best to Riley in the Navy, too!!

olga said...

OMG, that's really big news! Face the changes as you guys always did!

Irene said...

This is big news! It all sounds very exciting. Best wishes to you and your family!!!

Dori said...

Wow, that's huge! I didn't know you were back to blogging, and just checked in. I'll have to find the post about Riley joining the Navy. Good luck to you and Eric in your new endeavor.

Scott Keeps Running said...

Congrats, and good luck!