Moving Again

We’re moving to Colorado Springs, CO, in four weeks. I’m so excited!

When my husband and I were first married, we lived in Utah. We fell in love with the wide sky, the craggy mountains, the desert climate. We’ve always said that we’d like to retire to the West.

My husband’s new job allows him to work remotely, so now seems like a good time to relocate. We’ll be near an airport so he can travel when work requires it. We’ll be near the mountains. We’ll enjoy the out-of-doors lifestyle: biking, hiking, camping.

I admit that I feel a little “unqualified” to live in Colorado. I’m not in shape, by any means. And Colorado is known to be a place of fit and healthy people. I weigh more now than I ever have in my life, and I’m embarrassed by that. I’m hoping that I’ll get moving on the trails and paths, and start to lose weight or at least get fit and healthy. (So why didn’t I do that here? In these mountains of the Shenandoah? I have no idea.)

I’m looking forward to being back in the Rocky Mountains. To explore and discover a new city. To make new friends, find a new church, maybe begin a new Fresh Hope group.

I’m nervous, too. Starting over is hard, and it’s all on us to make friends. There are no work companions to get to know, no child’s parents to connect with. Its up to us to “make it happen.” I realize that several of my stressors will be triggered, and I’ll need to be careful to not succumb to depression’s call if it makes an appearance.

My son lives in CO Springs, and I’m excited to be near him. Of course, he’s in his early 20s, so I don’t expect that he’ll necessarily stay in the area – he’s young and adventurous and may decide to explore the country with his job. But it will be fun while it lasts!

I like the look of the apartment complex where we’re going to start out, but I’m looking forward to finding our forever-home. I’m hoping it will be a place where my husband and I can grow old together. I don’t want to move yet again; I really want this to be the last time!

14 thoughts on “Moving Again

  1. lifetrialsandtrails September 18, 2019 / 9:38 am

    PEGGY!!!    Forgive me for being “too busy” to respond to all your great posts! Although I will confess that many of them hit too close to my heart to even read. 😏🤗    I know you can relate.  🙃

    But hey, you sound soooo excited about your move!!!  In fact, your excitement came through so strong to me, it really picked me up this morning!!   Thank you… Thank our Lord!  Amen!!

    I’ll try to get my # to you…I WANT to talk with you,  catch up, encourage you/me, and more!!! 

    I’m so interested in the “Fresh Hope” support!!  I just ordered the workbook. It might be just what I need now…(I was seeing a WONDERFUL Christian counselor, but cannot afford it any more).

    Oh Peggy, I have sooo much in common with you…remember the first I knew of you was through a comment made by Dr. BI##, about “someone” who also had depression issues that she just had to hospitalize? And through our getting to know each other, realized it was YOU!?! 🙂

    Wow, I  can’t wait to hear more about the wonderful place you find to live!!!  The fresh air, and beautiful creation all around you will be so healing, comforting, and God will be whispering His love for you everywhere!

    Hopefully more soon… Melody

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    • peggyricewi September 18, 2019 / 9:59 am

      Oh my dear friend – so wonderful to hear from you! I’ve followed you a little on Facebook – but it’s my fault too that I haven’t reached out. Though I think of you often and wonder how you are. You and your hubby moved, right? Are you happy? How’s the battle against depression? We do have so much in common – I miss our chats. I’ll message you my number – let’s catch up!


      • peggyricewi September 18, 2019 / 5:06 am

        You’re so funny! It’s ok – I’ve been called worse! How are you? Did you get wet from Dorian?


      • kbailey374 September 18, 2019 / 1:24 pm

        Dorian was very kind to us – we barely got any wind and rain! Thank You God! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      • peggyricewi September 18, 2019 / 1:26 pm

        That’s such good news! I knew that the track had shifted away from hitting Florida head on, but I wasn’t sure what you got instead. Praise God that you are ok!


  2. Linda Trautmann September 17, 2019 / 11:43 pm

    Happy for you two. It will be so nice to be by Jacob. Where does he work? Where doesAudrey live? May God bless you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • peggyricewi September 18, 2019 / 5:13 am

      Jacob works for Keysight Technologies. Audrey is still in Minneapolis – loves it there.


  3. theapplesinmyorchard September 17, 2019 / 11:10 pm

    You always talked about going back out West. Good for you! You do sound excited! Jealous you’ll be close to your “boy” 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Kay Holstrom September 17, 2019 / 10:48 pm

    That is sooooo exciting Peggy!!! Finally making back to Out West!!! Congratulations!!! I know the two of you will do fine… it just takes a little time!!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • peggyricewi September 18, 2019 / 5:11 am

      Thanks, Kay. Making friends always takes time, that’s for sure.


  5. Leanne Poellinger September 17, 2019 / 9:49 pm

    I’m so excited for you two!

    Liked by 1 person

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