Hi all! Francesca Hawley here again. My December was a mixed bag. I’m still unemployed but I had an interview for a job as an adult programming librarian. Things went well and I was offered the job. I’m super excited to get started, but I’m in the midst of trying to get moved across the state because the job is far enough away that commuting won’t work. It would be a 2.5 hour drive each way and that’s waaaaaay out of my comfort zone. Maybe if I was still in my twenties I could make that work but I’m not twenty-something anymore. Grin So basically, I can’t really start my job until I can get moved.
So, I’m home hunting. It looks like I’ll have to rent for a few months at least but I’m having trouble finding a rental that will accept me…AND my two cats. I’m not quite a crazy cat lady, but they are like kids to me. Would YOU move across the state without your kids? Nope. And neither will I.
I’ve traveled to Clinton, IA where I’ll be moving, a number of times in order to find a place. Just as something seems to be workable, it doesn’t work out. I’m getting frustrated and feeling overwhelmed. I just want to find a place and start hauling my stuff across Iowa so I can get started at my new job, but I feel like I’m getting blocked or something. On top of that, I have SO much stuff in the house where I’m at, that I stare at it and don’t know where to start. At times, I’m caught between wanting to scream and wanting to cry. And unfortunately, I don’t have a significant other to turn to right now, so I’m feeling really alone.
I know that moving and starting my job will be the best thing for me, but I’m caught in that place of hurry up and wait. Have you been at that place during a move? How did you handle it? Did things fall into place…eventually? And hey, do YOU know of some place to rent in Clinton, Iowa that will take cats?
Thanks for listening and I’ll keep you posted. Please share your packing and moving advice with me. I need all the help I can get.