Moving across country

  1. Just taking a moment to voice my..what? nervousness?

    I'm planning a major move across the country. I'm getting my home ready to sell, and there's so many odds and ends to take care of. I have men coming in to make some repairs. I'm busy painting, and fixing the little odds and ends that I can. Doing the garden work for curb appeal, cleaning out closets, had a garage sell and got rid of some stuff. There's a million and one things to do. It's the first time I'm selling a house.

    Coupled with my regular work hours, and then trying to plan the logistics of making a move by myself: renting a moving van, how to arrange to have people at the destination point there to help unoad the van, deciding on whether to buy right away in the new town ( Flagstaff, Az.) or rent till I become more familiar with the city.

    On top of that I'm just plain nervous. Am I making the right decision? I've always been an independent woman. I'm doing this all by myself and I'm a little scared, which is so unlike me. Maybe it's because I'm a little older now and don't leap into decisions as quickly as I used to. Anyway, it's a little daunting to be doing everything on one's own.

    Anyway, I know I don't want to spend the rest of my life where I currently live. So I know I need to move at some point. The housing market is good, and I'll probably never be able to sell my home for as much as I can get right now.

    Thanks for letting me just spout. I'm taking a break from the work, and like I said, I have a case of the nerves, as I get closer and closer to what I've been dreaming of for the last 2 years.
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  3. by   ang75
    I do the same thing! I want, want want whatever it is and by the time it happens, I start to doubt myself. Eventually, the worry goes away and I just have a good time with the new adventure. Good luck with your move and I hope all goes well for you.
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    Just taking a moment to voice my..what? nervousness?

    I'm planning a major move across the country. I'm getting my home ready to sell, and there's so many odds and ends to take care of. I have men coming in to make some repairs. I'm busy painting, and fixing the little odds and ends that I can. Doing the garden work for curb appeal, cleaning out closets, had a garage sell and got rid of some stuff. There's a million and one things to do. It's the first time I'm selling a house.

    Coupled with my regular work hours, and then trying to plan the logistics of making a move by myself: renting a moving van, how to arrange to have people at the destination point there to help unoad the van, deciding on whether to buy right away in the new town ( Flagstaff, Az.) or rent till I become more familiar with the city.

    On top of that I'm just plain nervous. Am I making the right decision? I've always been an independent woman. I'm doing this all by myself and I'm a little scared, which is so unlike me. Maybe it's because I'm a little older now and don't leap into decisions as quickly as I used to. Anyway, it's a little daunting to be doing everything on one's own.

    Anyway, I know I don't want to spend the rest of my life where I currently live. So I know I need to move at some point. The housing market is good, and I'll probably never be able to sell my home for as much as I can get right now.

    Thanks for letting me just spout. I'm taking a break from the work, and like I said, I have a case of the nerves, as I get closer and closer to what I've been dreaming of for the last 2 years.
  4. by   dianah
    Sounds like normal fears and anxieties r/t the huge changes looming. Make lots of lists, take things one day at a time. I haven't moved in a LOOONNNGGG time (and my crowded house shows it!! ), so I have no advice to give, just an "Atta Girl!" Hmm, seems, though, that if you rent first you'll get the "feel" of the city as time passes, and perhaps find an area in which you'd like to settle permanently. You might bump into a good real estate agent or someone who knows someone who's anxious to sell, and it's the perfect home in the perfect area for you . . . things do happen that way! I wish you the best! (courage!) -- D
  5. by   bagladyrn
    Quote from movealong
    Just taking a moment to voice my..what? nervousness?

    I'm planning a major move across the country. I'm getting my home ready to sell, and there's so many odds and ends to take care of. I have men coming in to make some repairs. I'm busy painting, and fixing the little odds and ends that I can. Doing the garden work for curb appeal, cleaning out closets, had a garage sell and got rid of some stuff. There's a million and one things to do. It's the first time I'm selling a house.

    Coupled with my regular work hours, and then trying to plan the logistics of making a move by myself: renting a moving van, how to arrange to have people at the destination point there to help unoad the van, deciding on whether to buy right away in the new town ( Flagstaff, Az.) or rent till I become more familiar with the city.

    On top of that I'm just plain nervous. Am I making the right decision? I've always been an independent woman. I'm doing this all by myself and I'm a little scared, which is so unlike me. Maybe it's because I'm a little older now and don't leap into decisions as quickly as I used to. Anyway, it's a little daunting to be doing everything on one's own.

    Anyway, I know I don't want to spend the rest of my life where I currently live. So I know I need to move at some point. The housing market is good, and I'll probably never be able to sell my home for as much as I can get right now.

    Thanks for letting me just spout. I'm taking a break from the work, and like I said, I have a case of the nerves, as I get closer and closer to what I've been dreaming of for the last 2 years.
    Lucky you! Moving to Flagstaff! Great place to live - beautiful country. Have you been there or are you moving sight unseen? And will you be working at the hospital there? I've been travel nursing almost 8 years and the hospital in Flagstaff remains at the top of my list of favorite places, one I recommend to other travelers.
    If you don't know much about the area, feel free to send me a pm - I've spent lots of time in the area and found lots to do - including one of the all time great used bookstores (right in Flag).
  6. by   movealong
    Thannks everyone.

    Baglady I'l shoot you a pm later today. I found Flagstaff by accident driving through to Ca. and fell in love with it. So I've spent a few days here and there in the town.

    The nerves are better today!
  7. by   Tweety
    I moved two hours from home on my own to a strange town with no friends and felt much as you do. Most of my other moves I had someone to go with or had someone waiting for me when I got there.

    Good luck!

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