I wasn’t sure when I’d be sharing this with you all, but now seems as good a time as any.
A few weeks ago, we started looking at houses. To me, it still feels crazy and impossible to fathom moving less than two years after settling into our current home, but there seem to be so many factors pushing us towards that decision.
We moved closer to the city to open up job opportunities for me (even though it meant a much longer commute for Luke), and while it did enable me to teach last year, I have since left that realm for a much more satisfying, and most importantly, less stressful career in international education services.
Now, we both work well north of the city, and a few of our close friends have left, or are planning to leave the Boston area in search of greener pastures. So, while I get stuck at every red light on my daily grind through town to the highway, I dream of an alternative. I do the same when I can hear my neighbor shouting obscenities at her kids or dog at all hours.
Basically, I like the idea of moving in a northward direction, but the thought of putting our house on the market and all the work involved in that process terrifies me. And then there’s the whole aspect of timing the buying and selling, and sometimes it all just makes my head spin. So let’s make some delicious toffee chip cookies and take our minds off momentous life decisions, or maybe just the fact that it’s Monday.
Two Years Ago: Black and White Cookies
One Year Ago: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge
Adapted from Evil Shenanigans