Feeling kinda homesick…
It’s been a year now since we arrived here in Savannah. It’s really hard to believe it’s been that long already! It feels like we just pulled up here! I still find myself telling people we just moved here from Seattle. Funny.
We’re still in our rental house. It’s about twice the size of the house we owned back in Seattle. We live in a great neighborhood with a pool. We had all these great plans of how it was going to be for us here. Things are so different from what we had planned.
When my hubby and I first visited back in May of 2010, the real estate agents told us that the town we now live in was not a military town. We didn’t care one way or the other so we couldn’t figure out why they all told us that or what difference it made anyway. What I have learned about this area since we moved here is that it is mostly military families and the moms in the neighborhood don’t want to make friends with people who are not in the military. Our next door neighbor actually told my husband that she doesn’t get friendly with anyone anymore because it’s too hard to say goodbye when they move. I get that, but it makes me sad because there are so many military families and I would just love to have a friend or two here, ya know?
I was also thinking that only being a 4-hour drive from the Walt Disney World Resort, my favorite place on the planet, my happy place, we would go down pretty often. We did, at first, but then it started becoming rather pricey just to do a weekend trip. The gas prices started rising almost as soon as we moved here. So, needless to say, we do not get down there as often as I’d like and I find myself day after day wanting to move South!
I never would have guessed that after living here for an entire year that we would not be completely settled in. The kids had a bit of a rough school year…mom did too! This year will be better, I’m sure of it. I have been looking for a job since we came here and WOW, it’s a tough market. I thought it was bad in Seattle, but it’s so much worse here. It’s almost like you have to know someone to get a decent job here, at least that’s what I’m hearing anyhow. I have been told by several different companies that I have an impressive resume, so I’ll just keep swimming…as they say.
I keep finding myself missing different aspects of Washington. Like running into at least 3 or 4 people I know every time I go to the grocery store or my old nail place and knowing exactly where every store I need is located. It’s funny how I miss things that I never even realized I cared about until I didn’t have them any more. I miss the mellow weather a whole lot. We’ve never experienced humidity like this before or a heat index of 112. Our winter and summer have switched places!
We’re getting ready for school to start in just a week and a half. I am hoping to have a job lined up in time for that. I’m really looking forward to what the future holds for our family, either here in Savannah, or further South. Only time will tell!