Friday, January 3, 2014

We like to move it, move it!

Who likes to move it move it?

These cute critters do - and my family and I sure like to move it, too! We love it so much, in fact, that we've done it 8 times in the past 7 years and plan to do it again in 2014. And we know we're not alone. According to Melissa Data (a big company specializing in demographic info), 40 million folks in the US will move this year as well.

In just 55 days, the Cordova clan will be packing up and shipping out of the Netherlands. We're not exactly sure where our final location will be yet (due to my husband's job), but the kids and I will head back to the US to stay with a variety of family members on an extended vacation.

It's hard to move, and often messy. Physical boxes and emotional baggage create a kind of chaos that doesn't go away for a while.

I'm planning to blog (and dance) my way through our 2014 moving journey, so watch for lots of upcoming posts with this theme. I'll be honest, I'll be authentic and I'll share what helps me keep all my bags and boxes organized. I'll all my posts tagged with a "move 2014" label (see right hand column), in case you need/want to catch up at any time.

Reader question: what advice can you share with others making moves this year? 


  1. Oh goodness- this was our 2013 adventure! Although our move wasn't trans-atlantic- moving can be taxing on a family no matter what the distance. Pray your way through it is my best advice! Its what kept me sane throughout the craziness of our move (which ended up resulting in us being in a separate state from my husband for three months!). I had to keep some key verses in front of me during the whole process.
    Give yourself lots of grace too- its ok to take some time to yourself (as you can of course) for your own mental health during the process. Praying every detail falls into place for you all!

    1. Thanks so much Meggie! And you're right - I totally need the reminder to pray and keep myself mentally healthy. I'm so "type A" that I tend to just want to get it all done asap and totally tend to get burned out.