Time to Move…Again…

I keep getting a lot of questions regarding where exactly I am or will be in the future.  I wish I could tell you but I really don’t know anymore these days.  As an outside or objective reader you become invested in a bloggers personal life.  I feel like I “know” every blogger outside of their blog and enjoy watching their life happen in real time (hoping for the best).  I often think because they blog they have their life figured out.  Or I figured they wouldn’t post if they didn’t.  (I don’t know why I think that because I’m pretty notorious at jumping the gun and can’t keep secrets very well).

I’ve made the mistake countless times and learned plenty of life lessons along throughout the three years I’ve been blogging.  When I publically announced I was moving to Texas a few months ago, I never thought it a million years that I would be moving to New Jersey this year too.  There was a possibility we would stay in Texas for a few years or go somewhere else in the next year.  So realistically it made sense that I would come down here for about a year or even five. When Tim found he was getting his top choice airplane to New Jersey a couple of weeks ago we were both quite ecstatic. We both thought we would still have time to move and get settled.


Most people wouldn’t’ leave until January so spending 4 months in Texas would be about the same as a semester at college.  People transfer after a semester not a big deal.

Unfortunately that is not the case at all.  We will be leaving for New Jersey at the very beginning of November.  In case I haven’t spammed my blog enough the beginning of November happens to be the only thing in my life that has been set in stone since May, the New York City Marathon.

When I first signed up for that race I didn’t quite think that I would be going through multiple moves (New York-> VA->Tx->NJ) all across that span.  Apparently when I train for marathons I like to get in as much training in each state as possible.

To make everything work with running the marathon and also moving, I’ll be driving back to the east coast in mid to late October.  (I don’t want to drive 2000 miles the week before my first marathon).  I’ll probably spend a few days in Virginia then drive up to NY to run.  Finally by the time I’m done running and semi recovered to leave New York (I do anticipate spending a few days there) I’ll drive down to New Jersey where I’ll reside.  At least I know that I’ll be there for four years.

The more I think about 2013 and the fact that I’ll have moved four times the more I realize I am a completely different person then 2012.  I have grown so much and realized that life will hand you plenty of curve balls and you must be willing to adapt and not them stress you out.

So that is where I’m at with life outside of training for a marathon.  Incase you know me in real life you know it’s just my typical hot mess and how did I get myself into these situations self.  

Questions for you:

How often do you move?

Have you ever moved by yourself? 


  1. Wow! Please thank Tim for his service & congratulations to him on getting his 1st choice. NJ isn’t that far from me. Thanks for the great blog posts. I’m sure wherever you land, you will succeed.

  2. I’ve been pretty lucky on the moving front. I lived in the same town from day one through high school (and my family still lives there) … does move-in day at college count? Ha! Even though I studied abroad and spent a few summers living in NYC, my move to the Big Apple this year was my first true, big move, and luckily, my parents helped a ton.

  3. I moved away for college, moved back home, got married and now i’m back near my college town. Odd. I was never had the balls to move away on my own! But now with my husband I think I could go anywhere as long as we are together (sigh, romantic huh?)


  4. Wow – that’s epic. And I really admire the way you’ve just totally handled ýep, just changing states again’ and seen the wonderful in it.

    That picture with Tim is so happy – so, so happy!

    So I have been out of the loop fr way too long and I’m just going to go and soak up sme more posts – scuse.

  5. I’ve moved over 8 times Hollie so feel free to vent away to me anytime 🙂 It’s a crazy life but I promise it’s a fun one!

  6. I think I’ve moved 6 times in the past 4 years and I thought that was bad. It’s really no fun, but at least there’s a guarantee of you staying in NJ for a few years. I find life gets very stressful for me when I don’t feel ‘settled’ in where I’m living.

  7. Life is full of surprises, isn’t it?! You have a really good attitude about all the moves you have done in 2013. Welcome to NJ! I live in Hoboken and if you ever want to run with a slow runner let me know 🙂 Good luck with the next move and see you at the NYCM!

  8. Such a busy year! I love your optimistic attitude though and having Tim be by your side has to be amazing. I lived in Geneseo through out college (2 dorm rooms and 2 apts) and then moved to Maryland for a year and to my current apt in June 2011. I will be moving in April though. I am pretty excited for that. The same apt for 3 years is plenty for me!

  9. Wow you’re having a whirlwind of a year! I’m excited for you though!! And at least you have running… the one consistency 🙂

  10. I won’t say that I “get it”, but having many friends in the military, I know it happens. My husband’s had friends who’ve moved in very short time periods on short notices. At least you’re with Tim though, so you’re both going through these things. And, getting his first choice of places to live is good too- it would be even worse to have to move so quickly to somewhere you or him really didn’t want to be at all. It does stink that it’s so close to the marathon though and as soon as you got to Texas.

    I’ve never moved by myself (minus dorm room and college apartment moves, which really aren’t moves… just cramming stuff in the car and driving home). Now that we’ve bought a home we don’t plan to move anytime soon! Definitely staying here for many, many years!

  11. Sometimes life just throws you some curveballs like that. You just have to tell yourself it’s nothing you can’t handle – you just have to make some adjustments. 🙂 I moved from Queens to Albany for college and have stayed in the Albany area ever since although I’ve moved a bunch of times in and around Albany. Hope to see/meet you in NYC!

  12. Ahh, the things you do for love. 🙂 I know you’re probably way stressed out but I think you have grown a lot since you’re rationalizing a plan which works for you and your training for NYC. I can’t believe you’re moving so soon! Maybe I’ll get to meet you even sooner now! 😀

  13. Wow, that’s a lot of moving! Firstly, I want to give you a big welcome to NJ! I currently live in NJ and have my whole life. I didn’t leave my childhood home until I got married. So, I’ve really only moved one time. I’m very lucky in that respect! I’m sure it must be difficult though!

  14. I give you a lot of credit for moving into a somewhat uncertain situation especially in the bulk of training for such a huge race! Best of luck in the coming months!

    1. Thank you! I don’t know if you are planning (or have ever thought) about running the Lake Effect half marathon in Syracuse but I think I’ll be in the area for that. 🙂

      1. I was actually just looking at that the other day because I’m thinking of doing the Buffalo full and I wanted a half in the winter because it seems like a good idea in training… and um, who doesn’t want to run a half marathon in the snow?? And now I definitely have a reason!

  15. In the span of 2 years, I moved 8 times. It was a pretty hectic 2 years. The year after my last move, I got married. On the plus side, man has life seemed calmed the past 3 years minus my normal daily drama!

  16. Congratulations to Tim on getting into his first choice! I’m sorry that means you have to move sooner than you thought, but it seems like you have a good plan set in place. Things happen and we just have to take them in stride, I don’t think that you could have truly planned for this.

    Luckily, you’ll know where you’ll be for the next four years at least!

  17. Congratulations! I don’t know where in NJ you’ll be, but I lived up there for six months a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. I would definitely go back one day. Moving is hard, especially has much as you have been, but it will be worth it once you are settled in!

    1. I won’t have a job while living in Texas. I’m starting to apply to full times jobs for when I move to New Jersey. I worked full time in both New York and Virginia. 🙂

  18. I haven’t moved “by myself” because my parents were always helping the process AND I stayed near my home, but I’ve always lived alone, minus the one move I made with the BF. But hey, at least you and Tim are doing all of this together! I think anything is feasible when you have a partner in crime… Not that it’s not when you’re single, but it’s so much more daunting to go at it alone. I can’t wait to hear all about the marathon and moving and getting settled in a new place! But it might be good to start over so soon after moving in with Tim, because both of your lives will be starting TOGETHER in a new place, where you guys can both really get settled!

  19. You are one admirable chick for your attitude with all of the chaos of moving around! And it’s not just moving from a different house to one in a town close by… it’s all over the country! I mean durrr haha but I just don’t know how well I would personally be able to handle it, especially with the training you both want and need to do. Congratulations to both of you though, so great it was both of your first choices

  20. Love that you call it your typical hot mess haha. You’re the best and I can’t wait for you to just get settled 🙂

  21. New Jersey is a fun place! I’ve been here a few months and decided I like it quite a bit.
    But packing again so soon after a move is stressful. Lots of coffee, Hollie.

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