We made it! We’ve officially moved to Walnut Creek (on the fringes of the East Bay in the Bay Area). We’re still currently living out of boxes and getting used to apartment living. But we looooove apartment living—it’s like living in a trailer (which we did up until just last year), but with 5x the space. Yet, it’s not the 2000 sq feet of the house we just moved out of that was frankly too big for us. And even though we downsized, because of our many moves into and out of trailers, our actual trash and goodwill pile was quite minimal (which I was proud of). But the actual number of boxes and belongings we moved with us definitely does not qualify us as minimalist. So even after 3 years of trailer living, I can fill a walk-in closet and then some (also thanks to 2018 being the year of careless spending and gifted items). Time to downsize mindfully which for me means 1) selling it on eBay or on my closet sale page, 2) selling it through TheRealReal (which if you’re interested, I’ll be detailing for you the whole process this week), 3) selling it at Crossroads, 4) Donating, 5) cutting it up and making it into rags (in that order). I know everyone and their mom is Marie Kondo-ing their stuff right now and many are not in the market to buy (hello #byebuychallenge) so we’ll see how all the selling goes. Also note to self, not moving again for at least 5 years! I’m tired of moving!
Also I’m so glad we made it to Walnut Creek because now I’m okay with delivering the baby at any time now. We were worried that if I had another bleed episode before the move I’d have to deliver in San Jose and then our baby would be stuck in the NICU in San Jose (and we’d have to temporarily live back in SJ). But now everything’s set and I have all my doctor’s appointments lined up at Walnut Creek. It’s such a weight off my shoulders!
Anyway, no post tomorrow since it’s MLK holiday here in the US. But if you entered my Outdoor Voices promo giveaway (today’s the last day to enter), I’ll be emailing you with your $20 off codes but no announcements will be made in this space. Hope you are all enjoying your long weekend and see you on Wednesday!