Altitude Adjustment

Last week, we moved to a place with an elevation of 7000 feet. Seeing as I’ve lived more or less precisely at sea level (and within a stone’s throw of the ocean) for the past 10 years…this is weird for me.

Even harder than getting used to the altitude, though, is getting used to the idea that we no longer live in our tiny corner of California. It still doesn’t feel like we really left. I’m in denial. We lived in an amazing place, and I’m not sure we’ll ever be so lucky again. We had the best neighbors, the best friends, the best weather, the best local parks….It was too perfect.

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BRB, crying my eyes out…

Anyway. We’ve moved into the Rocky Mountains with my parents for a short time. Our family was one of many affected by the Dreamworks studio closure and layoffs earlier this year. Luckily the hubs had signed a time-based contract that the company is obligated to pay out, which has been great. Losing your job one month before a new baby is born is already stressful enough – it’s been nice to have that financial buffer to lessen our worries a little.

So far 2015 has been….nuts (if I’m using my nice words). Layoffs + new baby + postpartum hormonal loveliness + worst/best month long vacation ever (more on that later) + huge unexpected move = NOT MY FAVE. But I have hope it’ll just get better from here ❤

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9 thoughts on “Altitude Adjustment

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about the job loss and you having to move. That really sucks. I hope hubs finds something new quickly and you guys can get settled into a new wonderful little corner of the world. Congratz on the new baby and that Daisy is just so darn cute still. Hugs.

  2. Moving is a pain, losing jobs is crushing! I’m so sorry to hear that you guys have to go through this, but life’s adventures help us to grow and we meet some incredible people when faced with what seem like the most unpleasant of challenges. I hope a new job is found soon, but in the meantime, thank God for even the tiniest blessings. When we lived with JT’s mom after a job loss, I thanked God for a roof over our head, food for my children to eat, and most of all, for air conditioning (we were in Texas)!

    • Thank you Sharon!! I am so grateful for everything that we have, things could definitely be worse in many, many ways. I am looking forward to meeting new people and seeing the good that’s going to come of all this!

    • Yeah, uh….I think my advice is just once you have more than one kid, don’t move. Ever. I’m not sure how moving with one kid is because we never tried it but I’m assuming it’s equally stressful, so to be on the safe side maybe you should just never move. Staying put is the safest option if you don’t want to go insane.
      Haha. I kid. But seriously, couldn’t have done it without a LOT of help. I don’t think you’re a lesser woman than I, but I sure hope you don’t ever have to go through something similar!

  3. You are a strong woman. You can do anything! I know what it is like to be uprooted it have something dramatic happen during pregancy. Have all the cry outs you want. Then keep calm and carry on.

    Oh sappy me!

    Where livest thou now?

  4. Welcome to the Rockies! [both the Mountains, and your current life…]
    Hang in there. Things tend to all happen for a reason. Sometimes it just takes a while to figure out what the reasons are. What a blessing you got a severance package, and having family support is always such a gift. ♥

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