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Changes are Coming

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

It's been a few weeks since I've blogged. I'm still here, though. I've still been checking in every day. Although I did miss one day so my streak reset to 1. The ironic thing is I was on SparkPeople that day, I just forgot to spin the wheel. Oh well, it just means I've got a target to beat - my last streak. emoticon

Over the past few weeks, I haven't been tracking or exercising regularly. But I am in no way quitting. Life has just shifted my focus a bit. And not necessarily in a bad way.

A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided that it was time to make a change or at least take steps towards a change. And that change is to move to Indianapolis (about 3 hours from where we live now). My husband grew up in the Indy area and his family is down there. We are both super excited about it, but before we can move, a few things need to happen. First and foremost, I need to find a job down there. So I've been dusting off my resume, setting up a LinkedIn account and looking at some job sites. We are pretty confident that my husband will be able to stay with his current employer which is wonderful. So it's just me that needs to find something new.

Of course, I've also been looking at houses in our price range down there (ok, we aren't to the point of buying a house there yet, so it hasn't been the best use for my time, but it has been fun.) Which brings me to the next thing that needs to happen, we have to sell our current house here. But we probably won't even list our house until I find a job.

I know everything will work out in God's perfect timing and the beauty is that although we would love to move as soon as possible, we aren't in any rush. It could be soon or it could be a year or two. It's all in God's hands.

I have let my boss know. I knew he wouldn't shove me out the door and fill my job with someone else. He's not that kind of guy. Not only was he completely understanding but said he would give me an excellent reference - he said he'd even be willing to drive down there in person if I needed him to. And he really would. He is sad that I will be leaving eventually but glad I am pursuing a dream. I have been really blessed here.

So all that to say, that the time I was spending on tracking, planning, exercising and such has been spent on what I call Destination Indy. But now it's time to rebalance again. Both getting healthy and moving to Indy are great goals and I don't have to pursue one to the exclusion of the other. I've been losing the same 2-3 pounds over the last month and it's time to get that scale moving downward steadily again. I am so close to Twoville, it's time to put the pedal to the floor and get there.

I am so glad that no matter where I live, that all of you will be right there with me! I won't be moving away from SparkPeople!

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  • KADULAC
    How exciting. Changes are fun, even if they are a little scary. We're always here for you.
    2181 days ago
  • ROBBIEMARIE
    So many positives pushing you in your new direction! God is most definitely showing you the way in such a good way! Exciting times ahead!!!!
    2181 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13244496
    I THINK A PLANNED MOVE IS ALWAYS EXCITING - LOTS OF WORK, BUT EXCITING. LINKDIN IS A GREAT SITE. MY HUSBAND IS 73 AND LOST HIS JOB. HE WAS ONLY OFF FOR 2 1/2 MONTHS AND GOT A CALL FROM SOMEONE NEW. IF HE CAN DO IT AT HIS AGE, ANYONE CAN. AND THEY GOT HIS NAME THROUGH LINKDIN.
    ERIN
    2183 days ago
  • no profile photo C8TSON
    Always here cheering for you no matter where you are! Praying for an easy transition in your move! Hope all goes well, and what an awesome boss you have!
    2183 days ago
  • FUN2READ
    Good luck on your all that you have to do to move......It's a lot & can get stressful so try to watch out for your eating....working out will help you think clearly to make good decision- so keep that up too.

    I know what you mean about losing/gaining the same 2- 3 pounds. I've been doing that with 5 -6 pounds for the past year. I know it's a long time but at least I never gained past my original weight one year ago.

    Yes, you also have an awesome boss/company you work for as now a days a lot of places could care less about empoyees & would have already asked you to leave or let you go if they knew you were planning on leaving-no matter what the reasons are.

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    2183 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    How terrific for you! I'm so glad that we don't have to lose you either!
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    Jeanne
    2183 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    What great things lie ahead for you! It is so exciting to know that God has something special in mind for your life and that he will make it happen according to His time schedule!
    Hugs and prayers,
    ~Beth
    2184 days ago
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  • LINDA!
    It is great that you have extended family in Indy. Best of luck finding a new job.
    2184 days ago
  • DTHOR6
    How exciting. Good for you. Hopefully you will find a job that you just love. And I love that no matter where we go all of our new friends here go with us. Sounds as though you have an awesome boss. And I am sure he will miss you.


    2184 days ago
  • JPHOLDEN
    Wow, you are going to be going through some major changes which can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Best of luck to you!
    2184 days ago
  • BONNIEMCC488
    That certainly sounds exciting and great that your boss is so supportive!
    2184 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    How fortunate you are to have such an understanding boss. Wishing you all the best getting everything set up for the move. Nice that sparks people travels well where ever we go.
    2184 days ago
  • SUBMOM2
    You have a lot going on and so much to look forward to. I hope the plans fall into place, and in the meantime, we'll be here!


    2184 days ago
  • MISSM66
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  • HOLLYM48
    Big move but sometimes it works out so perfectly so I wish you all the best!
    Good luck on everything!
    2184 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14895051
    That's a lot of change, something I am quite familiar with. A very exciting time and a great opportunity. BTW, I went to Belzer Junior High School (now a Middle School I guess) and lived in Avalon Hills in Indianapolis, just one of the many, many places I lived growing up. I remember it as one of my favorite places to live because of the tight-knit neighborhood, friendly people and great education I received there. I'm sure much has changed in the 40 years since, but the memories live warmly within.

    Best of luck on all fronts!
    2184 days ago
  • FORZACHANDMATT
    Those are big changes and it is so true that Sparkers are everywhere because of technology :)
    2184 days ago
  • NETGYRL
    Moving is exciting and stressful. I can totally see why you'd be distracted. :) You boss sounds pretty awesome - you dont find many like that these days.
    2184 days ago
  • DOILIEQUEEN
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  • no profile photo CD2560890
    You will love INDY. Be sure to get to know Indy-girl here on Spark before you go. She is amazing and will be a great friend for you there.


    Gini
    2184 days ago
  • LIKINMENOW
    emoticon Wow, what a special boss! I will be thinking of you in your job hunt and praying for you.
    2184 days ago
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