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Putting the puzzle pieces together...

Its official! Everything I needed has been completed. Here was my list:
1. I wanted free transportation
2. I needed somewhere to stay that was affordable
3. I didn't want to pay a deposit
4. I needed it to be close to NYC
5. I needed my cat to be accepted
6. I did not want to pay a pet deposit

Now I'm sure some of you are probably thinking, "oh she'll never get that." I will have you know, its done and set :) Here's how...

 I originally was going to go with Penske, but I needed something smaller. Well before I called U Haul to make a reservation (which was going to cost me a dreaded 550) my dad came home and told me that Mr. Hone was happy to offer us his covered trailer. Awesome! Now I don't have to spend money towards renting something. Its FREE! One thing on my list has now been crossed off. On to my other concerns. Now I'm not a craigslist person, but that was my only option. Gave it a try and I found someone! She fits everything on my list... and I think we'll get along. FYI video chat is great for things like this. I feel very fortunate. This just goes to show that my heavenly father definitely has his hand involved in my life. Like so many times before I keep wondering if I'm going in the right direction, but I know this is just more confirmation that I am. I've been down the hard road and I'm not going back, so I suppose this is why I keep questioning my motives. Just want to make sure I'm headed in the right direction.

Speaking of direction...

I have exactly 2 weeks and 5 days left. If I really think about this transition, it definitely makes me sad. I'm leaving everything I know behind. My family, friends, familiarity, routine, etc... These days I tell myself, "what am I thinking?" and "this is crazy." Like my uncle explained to me; for every good advancement in life, there is always something we must sacrifice. This is life and part of growing up, so for now I don't focus to much on the one thought that makes me the saddest... leaving my family. It amazes me what we're willing to do and go through for the things we love and believe in. This is going to be an awesome year. Stay posted I will definitely be posting pictures of the road trip to come :)


  1. God's hand is visible when we are in His will, and it is hard for us to understand. Yet the joy we experience is uncontainable and contagious to those around us. Ephesians 3:20 says, "Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”


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