It’s time. It’s happening! It’s really happening! Or at least, I’m getting ready for it to happen. It’s finally almost time for my big move!
For years, I’ve been talking about making the move to Colorado and it was just in the last few months that an opportunity finally popped up. And now, I’m actually taking the steps to make it happen!
What all goes into a cross-country move? Well, full disclosure, my big move is a little unique. My primary reason for moving out west is essentially to be a house-sitter for my parents before they make the move into retirement. I’m also making a short leap into “funemployment” which is really just a front for getting my freelancing aspirations off the ground.
So without having to worry about housing or a job right away, it makes this move a whole lot easier. But there are still a few pieces to the puzzle that have to be accounted for. Things like cancelling memberships and subscriptions, giving proper notice to the job and apartment, and getting the whole “moving” thing planned out. The really fun part will be getting everything done in just about two months. It’s a lot! But it’s completely manageable, and I’ve already got a head start.
The Big-Move Checklist
Cancel Gym Membership Cancel From the Farmer produce delivery Submit notice to vacate to apartment (eek!) Give official notice at work (double eek!)
- Acquire health insurance (ugh)
- Create (and Complete!) DC bucket list
- Pick official moving dates
- Move out of apartment
- Plan the road trip
- Pack for the move
- MOVE TO COLORADO! (!!!)
It feels like such a small list….but it’s filled with such big, big things. And I’m sure it will keep growing as I get closer to M-Day. And these are just the things that have to be done before I move. There is a whole other list of things that have to get done, but are not quite as urgent or time-sensitive (like figuring out what to do with my work’s retirement account or the bank account that I’ll no longer use, etc.) But that’s for future me to worry about.
I’m the most nervous about figuring out health insurance, since that’s the only thing on this list that I’ve never done before. (Move #8 since college and counting…) And I’m most excited about putting together my DC bucket list. As much as I’m excited to move, I really want to make the most of my time on the east coast while I still can. So many friends to see before I go and so many restaurants to finally try, but so little time!
The countdown begins…