March 21, 2013

Saying goodbye

As we laid in bed the other night, I asked Luke:

"Will we always be like this?"

"Like what?"

"Like this. Unpredictable. Like a hurricane. We bought this house and boom in 12 days it was ripped out and gutted, and in 9 months, it's been sold. We're planning a cross country move with 11 weeks left of our first ever pregnancy. This. All this. Will we always be like this?"

"Yeah. Probably."

And I think that's why I love him. We're never bored, never have nothing to do.

We'll be saying goodbye to our first home in under 2 weeks. The offer we put in for this other place on the Central Coast was accepted. We've bought a trailer, sold most of our stuff and I've been packing things up. Saying goodbye to Brighton will be hard. She was our baby, a huge labour of love with our family and friends - Luke's dad pretty much built our kitchen, friends from everywhere painted different walls in this home. When we shut the doors on Brighton in a few weeks, there's so much we're leaving behind yet so much we'll take with us. Like the realisation that when we put our heads to something, there's no stopping us. And the fact that dark furniture is NOT smart 'cause dust shows up!

Things are happening quickly. Like a hurricane. We tear through this life of ours and take all and everything we can get out of it. This is what it must feel like to live everyday fully. Enjoying every chapter as it comes and waving it goodbye as it goes. This new adventure of ours is crazy exciting and for the most part, I can't wait to start building another Shields home.


  1. Oh wow! That is BUSY. My only advice is to at least have one week to rest before the baby comes, because if you thought life is hectic now, it is only going to get worse once that cute bubba arrives. Good luck with the move x

    1. Thank you :) yes, I feel once we get to the new place there will be a time I just stop to breathe. I CANNOT WAIT.