Monday, May 31, 2010


Moving sucks! Bear with me while I have a little pity party here.

I believe it when people say that moving is one of life's most stressful events. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with everything especially when I look at the calendar and see that tomorrow is JUNE 1st. Ahh! 30 days to get everything done. And there's only me, myself, and I to do it. I know my husband feels bad that I have to pack everything, but yeah.. that doesn't negate the fact that I do!
What sucks further is all the little details you have to think about when moving countries. All of our boxes and what's in them need to be accounted for so we can cross the border. Every account we've ever opened needs to be cancelled. New accounts need to be created. I'm sure there's a million things to do that I haven't even thought of yet.
Also what's stressing me out is finding a good job in Chicago! Sometimes I can't seriously believe I am leaving my sweet, sweet, well-paying job. I am getting the impression that teachers are not nearly as valued (not sure if this is the right word) in the States as they are in Canada.. at least this is certainly what seems to be the case when comparing pay cheques. That's even if I can find a teaching job...

So yeah.. I'm just trying to roll with the punches here. Make lemonade out of lemons. And holy crap, this last minute of the Hawks game is giving me a heart attack!


  1. Ah...Jilly...I feel so bad for you.....I wish I was closer and could help.... Once you get to Chicago you won't even remember all the stress you had back here.... and I say to take your time in looking for a job.... get to know the area and have fun with Bama!

  2. It certainly has seemed that 6 months has flown by and June has snuck up on all of us. I can only imagine how much you are freaking out. But I know you'll be fine. You're just like M - perfectly capable of handling whatever life throws at you. And I know you'll make great lemonade!!