I’ve lived in Florida my entire life. That’s almost 28 years of calling the Sunshine State home. Up until this year I believed I would stay here for life. That was until life had other ideas! 6 months ago everything started to change and it slowly signaled that our time in Jacksonville was running out. We sat down and discussed the trajectory of our successes if we limited our location to this state. Decisions were made and we agreed that looking elsewhere besides Florida would be best. Multiple job applications, phone interviews and one successful trip to South Carolina later Judd got an offer he couldn’t refuse. His employer had a hospital in Myrtle Beach that wanted him on board.
After accepting the position, it was official…The Mahaney’s were moving to South Carolina in January! It’s been a whirlwind since we found out. The last few weeks we’ve been frantically apartment hunting, requesting moving quotes and looking for a new opportunities for me. This past week we visited our soon-to-be home state and found a place to live. Everything is starting to fall into place despite the holidays!
The question I am getting when I tell my family and friends the most is “How do I feel about the move?” I thought I’d be super sad leaving and parts of me are. But to be honest it’s a mixed bag of emotions. I am terrified to move to a new area and not know anyone. I am excited to see the opportunities ahead of us in a new state/town. Judd’s new job makes me feel happy for the career path he is on and where he wants to go. It’s going to be a transition and one I am happy to not be doing alone.