Mother Laura writes: We are right in the middle of a move--only twenty minutes away, but we're still a mix of busy, excited, nervous and surprisingly full of grief about what we're leaving, for me at least. So this week's Friday Five asks about your experience of the marvels and madness of moving...
1. How many times have you moved? When was the last time?
Oh gosh. We moved at least 9 times before I finished high school. Three times in 7th grade. (Yes, it was traumatic.) I won't count college, but after that I have moved...well, as it turns out, I've also moved 9 times since then. (I'm 52, so that's quite a slow down)
2. What do you love and hate about moving?
I hated moving when I was growing up. Since then, it's depended on the circumstances. I didn't want to give up my beautiful home to move to a rental place to go to seminary, although going to seminary was something I loved, so overall it was worth it. But I had some grief work to do about leaving that house--it was the best place I've ever lived.
I kind of like the packing and unpacking--it gives me a chance to re-organize which I love to do!
3. Do you do it yourself or hire movers?
Oh, I ALWAYS hire movers.
4. Advice for surviving and thriving during a move?
Get your friends to help you (pack, unpack, feed you, etc!).
Get pictures up on the walls quickly (somehow, nothing depresses me like empty walls) .
5. Are you in the middle of any inner moves, if not outer ones?
Well, yes, some inner moves, but I'm not quite ready to write about it.