Move It Or Lose It.

Move. Movement. Moving. Moves. I Like The Way You Move – Moving Onward, Upward, Forward, Over.. Moving OUT.

The basis of this word defines each and every one of our lives, every single day.

Most of us just move forward. Most of us just go through the day-to-day motions of going to work, exercising, eating, sleeping, etc. Occasionally something comes across our path that forces us to move upward or over, forces us to then move onward. Whatever the case may be, we are always moving.

In a more literal sense, some of us are actually MOVING – as in, moving to a new location.

This is soon to be one of my more recent realities.

The ongoing battle of having large dogs whose breed has deemed them “aggressive” is that it’s near impossible to find places to live. In Sacramento, at least.

Apartments are out of the question. With so many people in a condensed environment, having a dog that might POSSIBLY bite somebody (you know, because small dogs are so sweet and calm..) is a definitely no-no. And if you want to live on your own, making slightly less than a teacher’s salary (sorry.. No offense to any teachers out there – I think you deserve more considering you have to put up with everyone’s ADHD children for 8 hours a day), you are basically forced to find an apartment because houses are generally too expensive for one person. I tell you, the struggle is REAL!

BUT, once you have secured a place to live, the real fun starts (fun for me at least).

When you move into a new place, you have a completely clean slate to work with. For me, this means a bunch of new furniture arrangement options, new decor, and the opportunity to clean house (as in, cleaning out my closet, getting rid of junk, etc.).

Since I’m not one to leave everything until the last minute, I’ve already started to organize my life, despite the fact that I won’t be moving for another month-and-a-half. I already went through my closet and cleaned out clothing. I’m bringing boxes home from work so when the time gets closer I’ll have plenty of places to pack knick-knacks, books, and other things of that sort (I’m not a huge collector.. I generally just hold on to books).

In the next few weeks, I will be posting helpful moving tips to make moving a little bit smoother. Stay tuned!