Today is the day we move. Well, at least it’s the day the movers come to pack us all up. We’ll be leaving California today if they finish early enough. If not, we’ll be sleeping on the floor and heading out Thursday morning. As I mentioned Monday, Wednesdays will be devoted to moving tips and updates. It seems only fitting that the first Wednesday of the month is also the day that the movers are scheduled to arrive.

I wanted to spend today talking about how this move is a lot different from my previous move. Honestly, in some ways, this move is harder even though we’re looking forward to this move just as much.

What makes this move harder?

This isn’t my first move. It’s also not my furthest move. My first move was 2,700 miles from South Carolina to California. This move is slightly shorter at around 2,400 miles. This time we’re going from California to Michigan.

It’s not the distance making this move harder. It’s the fact that I don’t know if I’ll be coming back to California in the future. When we left South Carolina, I knew I would be coming back to visit family and friends because it’s where my side of the family lives. (The husband’s family lives in Arkansas.) With California, there’s a lot more uncertainty connected.

Leaving friends has to be one of the hardest parts of a move. I’ve met quite a few good friends here that I’m going to miss when we move. I’m thankful that the internet and cell phones make it easier to keep in touch even across many miles.

I’m off to survive a day of watching our apartment get packed into a single truck. I’ll be back next Wednesday (from a different state) with some moving advice and another update!

Have you ever made a big move before? What was the hardest part of the move for you? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!