We have moved! Well, kinda/sorta/not really. We signed the paper work and picked up our keys on Friday and have just been slowly moving little bits and pieces every day since. Our big moving day is this Friday though, when the removalists will bring over our furniture. So far all we have is a few chairs, our kitchenware and a full pantry (because the kitchen should always be the priority, right?).
I’m actually feeling really positive about this move, you guys. This will be our fourth in five years, which is a bit crazy I know! But I really feel like this is one we’d like to stay in for a while. It’s in Mosman, which is a big relocation for us. We’re both originally from the western suburbs in Sydney, and have lived all over together – Meadowbank, Burwood and most recently Belmore. Now that I work in Manly though, we wanted to be closer to it to make it easier travel wise for me (I was having to catch a train and ferry every day and it was just too much to do long term). We both really love the North Shore and Northern Beaches, so it was an easy decision for us to move.
We’re also now close by to public transport, shops, cafes, restaurants and beaches, which is something we’re definitely not used to! I think we’re going to really enjoy the convenience and change of lifestyle! It’s a smaller place than our previous apartments, with only bedroom as opposed to two. We’re having to get rid of a lot of our belongings but funnily enough I actually don’t mind that at all. Jared and I have discovered we are in fact really bad “accidental hoarders.” As in we’ve just slowly collected a whole bunch of unnecessary crap over the years and it’s only now that we’ve kind of taken a step back and thought, “what the f*ck is all this crap, when did we get it and why do we have it?” We’ve basically been using our second bedroom to store said crap, a luxury we don’t need or want anymore. So it’s going to be such a relief to sift our way through that and donate/throw/give away anything we don’t actually need. Even just the thought of clearing out the junk feels oddly therapeutic, I think letting go of physical baggage is just as beneficial as letting go of emotional baggage. It frees you up to focus on the stuff that IS important I think.
This has also been our least stressful move so far (I hope I haven’t just jinxed myself by writing that), and I think it’s mainly because we’re pacing ourselves slowly and doing a little bit each day, rather than trying to cram it all into one weekend (which was our previous method). We’re also hiring removalists instead of doing the big move ourselves, which takes a whole bunch of pressure off our shoulders. After 3 moves, we really just wanted to “treat” ourselves by passing over the role of heavy lifting and moving to someone else for the day for once!
I’m so excited to just move in though, it already feels like home even though it’s still practically empty. It just feels right. It’s something we never felt with our last place and so I simply can’t wait to sink some roots into it and settle in for a little while.
So if I’m not posting as much for the time being, it’s not for lack of want I promise you. It’s really just lack of time and let’s be real – lack of brain capacity too because my mind is either on the move, on my studies or on my job. I do have some great posts coming soon though – a Bone Broth Recipe + Health Benefits, a Self Care Vs. Self Indulgence post and lastly How to Promote a Restful Sleep!
In the meantime, if any of you have any recommendations of things to do and places to eat in Mosman, Balmoral or Neutral Bay, I’d love to hear them! It’s always fun to explore a new area isn’t it?