My boyfriend and I have been on a sort of adventure the last few weeks, as we frantically prepare to move into our new home.
Although I would usually use the word adventure in the context of travel, this has actually been an adventure into the unknown. We didn't quite know what to expect and like traveling it has taken on a life of it's own as well as an uncontrollable budget. We have learned so much on the journey, one of us even acquired a new skill!
Although we are both so excited to move in and resume normal life again (like having time to breathe) we will both be sorry to see the end of our adventure. I think it reminded us of our round the world trip, the large number of small decisions that had to be made each day, the consultations and sometimes even the arguments!
Renovating also means being exhausted each night, for me it was coming home from work each day to quickly change into paint splattered clothes and start the real manual work.
We were so lucky to have so many people to help us and to join in our adventure and our decision making. Many of them would laugh when they would ask a question and it would have to go to an executive meeting between the two of us!
But don't worry although we are moving into a new home, we are far from “settling down” and hope to be conducting some real adventures pretty soon.
Research has shown that moving house is one of the most stressful life events, right up at the top with divorce and bereavement.
Do you agree?