Recently our lives have been quite the roller coaster. We have 3 children, one is in her early 30s, married with 2 children and living 25 hours away, one is in his late 20s, married with 2 children and living 4 hours away and one in his early 20s finishing up college, engaged and living 2 hours away.
I have worked at basically the same area for over 14 years either at one facility or multiple but still having a base at the same place for the entire time.
We have lived in the same house basically for 12 years, trying to move away a couple of times (that is another story all its own) but always returning for one reason or another.
So you see, life has been crazy but somewhat stable for a long time, but now all of our children have moved away and started lives of their own. So, we were trying to figure out what now?
We began having kids when we were kids. We got married when we were kids and never knew life without kids. Now here we are, all these many years later with no kids and the house is very empty.
So what to do…oh I know…let’s move to a farm, start homesteading and change jobs. #everythingisnew! Sounds like a plan!
And that is just what we did. We packed our things (we had accumulated way more stuff than I remembered) and changed jobs and started our new journey.
The feeling of not knowing where you belong is one I have felt on many occasions.
I am an empty nester without a nest. You see, we didn’t have a place to live at my family farm and the new job was too far to drive so we have taken a left turn to the in between.
My in-laws have just vacated their home of 22 years to live at their dream location in the woods and their house is on the market but has not sold.
The house is an hour from my new job, which is much closer than our old house. We have gotten moved in and are very comfortable but still look forward to the day we are settled comfortably on the farm.
We have decided to try to Airbnb our previous house so we have been working diligently to get it ready. LORD please help us!!
Work is good! The drive is long but not bad. We are looking forward to getting to the farm and hope the house we are in now doesn’t sell before we are ready to move.
This is an exciting and anxious time in our lives! I’m so glad that I have my husband with me. He is my rock!
On to the next nest…empty or full, at least we are on this journey together.