We’re moving to Texas! You heard that correctly! We are moving to Texas in about two weeks!
Justin accepted a great job with the tractor company, Kubota, in Grapevine, Texas…which is around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He will be doing comparative data analysis…or something like that…basically, using statistics and marketing to compare data from Kubota to their competition (like John Deere). Justin is really excited because he will actually be using his major, loves doing comparative data, and feels it is his first “big-boy” job…business dress code and everything!
We are so blessed and thankful for this opportunity.
Remember back when I said I had good and bad news that came at the same time? The good news had been a pregnancy. Well, the bad news was that Justin had been laid off at the beginning of May. Even before May, we were looking for a new job. Justin’s entire department was seen as superfluous and they were all laid off. It came as quite the shock and surprise and with no warning and was immediately effective. Which, was bad news for us because now we had no insurance for baby.
But, thankfully, we had already been living with my parents for a few months, rent free and were able to gain back up some savings. While job searching, I had been working as a virtual assistant, bringing in pocket change, really, and Justin had found a contracted web coding job to bring in some sort of income and was able to work at home. I am so thankful for the time Rhys and I were able to spend with Justin. It’ll definitely be hard to have him go back to a 9-5! Again, God works in mysterious ways: Justin got his last severance check three days ago and is starting his new job today.
Yes, I said today. Justin is currently in Atlanta, Georgia doing two weeks training before flying back to Utah and helping us move to Texas. I’ve been spoiled with this pregnancy: having Justin home all day plus the support of my parents and siblings. I haven’t been as productive as I could. I haven’t been as good of a mother or a wife as I could. I haven’t really taken much responsibility at all. I’ve used everything as an excuse. I’ve become a loafer and lazy. I’ve allowed complaining and little aches and pains to control me. But, now I have to grow up. Justin isn’t here to indulge me for the next two weeks. I have to be a grown-up again. There is a lot to be done before we move.
And, we are so excited to move. It will be the first time since Justin and I graduated high school that we will live out of Utah! It will also be the first time that we will live away from family. It’ll be time for us to truly become adults and be truly independent. We are super excited for what the near future holds for us, and we have some big plans for the next year!