The Stars At Night Are Big And Bright…

27 Apr

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Well, if you haven’t gotten any of the clues from social media, we have news! We are moving to San Antonio, Texas at the end of the summer. It is a move that has been in the works for years, but we have finally gotten the nerve to take the leap of faith and just do it!

I think a big push was the miserable house hunt we experienced at the beginning of the year. The cost of homes is only going up in Denver and we have no desire to be house poor. We would rather live our lives and have experiences as a family than have a beautiful home in a beautiful neighborhood. The great thing about San Antonio is that we will get to have a beautiful home with great schools for half the cost giving us so much more money to travel and make memories.

This move has been a roller coaster ride and we aren’t even to San Antonio yet. It is hard to leave a state I have been in since I was five years old. It is even harder to leave three amazing sets of grandparents who have all been less than an hour away from us since our kids were born. Something in my heart is telling me that, despite having so much here, it is time to move our lives there and start a new adventure that will hopefully only lead to many, many more adventures down the road.

So, why San Antonio? We can live anywhere in The United States and we picked Texas. Well, there are a few reasons. For one, my grandparents are about an hour away. I am beyond thrilled to be living so close to them. Another reason is that the cost of living is about half what it is in Denver. We can be in a great neighborhood with top notch schools for less than half the cost of the so-so homes in Denver. San Antonio is hot and humid. To most people that sounds miserable. I keep my thermostat at 80 degrees. I love heat! And a more unconventional answer… It just feels right to live there.

I know this move is not going to be easy financially, logistically or emotionally. I know I will cry. I know we will have moments of euphoria and moments of crippling guilt. I also know that I am doing what feels right for my family and it feels good to be listening to my heart.

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