Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Home. Again.


How do you feel about change? Do you like routine and predictability? Does it bring you comfort or discontent? Talk about it general or tell us a specific story about a big change in your life and how you feel about it.

Change is good.

But it would be a lie to say I don’t like routine and predictability – especially since I find I thrive when I impose structure in an otherwise unstructured day, activity, task, or what have you.

I want to be stable. I’ve moved quite a bit in the past several years, mostly across the Georgia/Florida line. But I don’t want to have to think to recall my “last” address. I want to put down roots.

When I don’t feel the routine, structure, or location works, a shake up is in order, and that’s exactly the case right now. I moved here in July, hauling most of my stuff, yet again, across the state line. I like my apartment quite a bit, but months after I’d settled in, I found myself still imagining, praying about, thinking about, “a home I love and can easily afford.” It surprised me, but I knew deep down I hadn’t quite found it. Enter, change.

I needed a bit of a nudge. I was just about to let myself get comfortable in this space. I had fallen into the routine of this address. Predictable. Routinized. But the renewal letter came. Rent is going up (dramatically) and I will no longer pretend this is the best place for me.

I’ve got the moving thing down. I can pack up all of my stuff in 1-2 days max, and unpack it in the same amount of time. I’m excited about house hunting. I’m ready for a change.

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

8 Replies to “Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Home. Again.”

  1. I think I’m familiar with the non-stop desire to move around. Seems you have wanderlust and might be stuck between 2 states… Ever think of moving to a brand new state? Ever travel outside the U.S?

    1. good morning! i really don’t like moving around. 🙁 my moving back and forth was for undergrad (FL) then back home after graduation. then grad school shortly after (FL) and back home after graduation. now i’m a resident and working full time. FL feels much more like home than my hometown ever did. it’s yummy here – sunshine and warm days and beautiful scenery. i was planning to move to a different apartment when I wrote this post, but i’ve since renewed my lease. i couldn’t bear to move again, even if just across the city.

      i’ve traveled to a couple of cities in France. To a couple of islands in the Caribbean. Canada. Mexico. I would consider moving overseas to a tropical, coastal city. one day.

  2. Tomorrow I’m moving for the 4th time in 5 years and I already know I won’t be in my next state for long…I go back and forth about whether I really want to settle down somewhere or keep up with this transient lifestyle.

    I may start doing this stream of consciousness writing on my blog too. I really enjoyed doing a similar exercise in a writing group I used to be a part of.

    1. Lately I’ve taken to prompts and activities like this so I can build my writing muscles. The more I write, the easier it is for me to write, and I’ve been over thinking as of late. This was a nice change of pace.

  3. My husband is a good, quick mover. He bounced around a lot, right up until we moved into our current house 10 years ago. Me, not so much. My parents and I lived together in the same house – with the exception of 8 semesters of dorm living – until I turned 23 and moved in with my then-boyfriend. I’m less of a mover and more of an occupier.

    1. I still have the house I grew up in. I didn’t leave it until college, although I moved back in it once I inherited it. College, grad school, and grad school again started the Florida/Georgia thing. Florida has always been a better fit. I LOVE the warm weather, sunshine and beaches! 🙂

  4. I have gotten really good with moving, too, just packed up and moved to the new place in a course of two days. I think that is a sign that I am needing to, and ready to, move to the bigger places I need to move to.

    Good luck!

    1. Thank you! I find I purge things all along, so there’s less agonizing when it’s time to go. Still, I can’t wait to have a new permanent address. 🙂

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