A Week in the Life

A friend wrote a blog post today about how we stay-at-home-mamas answer the question, what do you do? In it, she introduced me to the #weekinalife project, and as I read more about it I decided I would jump on the bandwagon this year. It begins today.

Today – a day that marks another week of transitions in our life. We move for the third time in six months this week, and while we are so excited to be moving into a house that we know we will love, we are all a little tired and a little weary. The last six months have been, in a lot of ways, like an extended vacation. We’ve had our own furniture and stuff, but we’ve known the place that we were living was temporary. First it was because the apartment was not up to our living standards, and the landlord wasn’t incredibly nice or helpful. Then when we moved four months ago, we knew it was a temporary stop. We were under contract on a house, but the sellers didn’t want to close until May. Although we were antsy to be in a house, we loved this particular house so much that we were willing to wait. What we didn’t realize was just how secluded we would feel in that new apartment.

Although we are in the same town as our house, we are a good 15 minutes north from where our permanent place will be. 15 minutes from the train station, where we drop D off every morning and pick him up every afternoon. 15 minutes from a grocery store – and 25 from the one that I prefer to shop at most weeks. 30 minutes from church. 15 minutes from just about anything at all. We spend at least an hour in the car every day – sometimes more. When you add in the time that it takes to get everyone ready, coats & shoes on (because most days still require a cost here), and buckled into the car, we are at 2-3 hours of travel time a day. It’s exhausting. It completely drains me of any and all creative energy. It’s safe to say that it has been a long four months.

But it’s almost over.

And this week marks the beginning of that last, and what we hope will be final, transition in our big move to New England. What started as #rowesmovetoboston shifted to #rowesmovetoacton. And now, as we close out that chapter, and begin to really put down roots here, I am oh so excited to bring you a #weekinthelife.

We are moving this week, so it’s quite hectic, but I’ll document as much as possible throughout the week on Instagram – and I’ll get my thoughts put together for each day sometime by the end of the month.

Stay tuned. This is the beginning of the rest of our lives!

Crystal Rowe

wife to D, mama to A & E, sister, daughter, niece, aunt, follower of Christ, writer, book lover, beloved child of God