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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Perspective - The Stress of Finding a Home...

I know I've been slack at updating the blog... Partly, it's due to the fact that I'm in the midst of reading a hefty 700 page plus novel (Tom Wolfe's Back To Blood). Partly, it's because I'm just getting back into the swing of work after falling ill with the flu for the best part of a fortnight. Mostly, it's due to the fact that we're in the process of looking for a new place to live.

I haven't moved house since I left my third year university house two and a half years ago. Then, I was just moving around the corner, and was fortunate enough to have a caring friend with a car to help me with my stuff.

This time, I'll be moving cities, will have to find a willing friend to hire a van on our behalf (neither of us are able to drive in the UK) or hire a man with a van. Just the thought of all of the cleaning and organising we're going to have to do is enough to turn me into a wailing ball of anxiety (and don't even mention the junk in the garden).

And as if that weren't enough, it's seeming impossibly hard to even find a place we like in the new city, which hasn't been let just before we have a chance to view it. This has happened to three properties now.

Admittedly, I'm under no real pressure to move immediately, but I just want to get it out of the way, so I can feel like the new year is really beginning. I know that once all of the hassle is over with, being somewhere new is exactly what I need; a city to explore, to enjoy, and to really start living in.

Five years in the same place, and I'm definitely ready for a change.

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