We’re off to see the Wizard….The Wonderful Wizard of OZ!

Ha! Caught ya with my title, right?!? Here’s the scoop. We’re not reeeally going to Oz to see the wizard(unless you count the magical lights in the sky). We’re moving. Where? Somewhere magical, of course. Isn’t anywhere more magical than where you are?

Why, you ask. Oh, lots of reasons. The biggest would be my husband’s job…or lack of one. He was laid off and we are now jobless. So we thought…why live where we don’t want to be without a job when we could live where we DO want to be without a job? Logical, eh?

Are you CRAZY? Yes, well, we’ve known for about two years that we weren’t happy in our current state. It’s on the opposite side of the country from our friends and family. We’ve known for about 9 months that he was going to be laid off. 9 months. Ironic isn’t it? It really feels like we’ve been in labor for the last month.

How? Movers, of course. We’ve been saving up, scrimping everywhere since we learned of the coming lay off. We’ve sold off and pared down our belongings by 75%. Yes, I said 75%! It was quite a feat with 4 pack rats and 20+ years of stuff. But leaving this place was more important to us and our long term goals than keeping excess stuff. It’s amazing what you can live without and don’t even miss.

When? VERY soon. WAHOO! Oops, sorry. Just get a little excited at the prospect. We’ve sold our house. Another big hurdle in this economy and we took a 28% loss, but we’ve planned ahead and we’ll be okay.

Why are you sharing this? Because I want you to be encouraged. You can make your dreams come true and live the life you want. You only get one chance at it. When the news is nothing but doom and gloom, there is always a beacon of hope out there. We rely on our faith in God to bring us through. We plan ahead. We spend wisely. You can do it too.

We’re about to be homeless, jobless, and untethered…at least for a little while. It looks like an adventure waiting to happen!


About Lady McCormick

Wife, mother, time traveling Cache Curator. Does life get any better?
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2 Responses to We’re off to see the Wizard….The Wonderful Wizard of OZ!

  1. Ginger says:

    I'm not excited that you are homeless and jobless, but so excited for your new adventure! It does seem quite exciting to me. 🙂 I know it will all work out and I know you will be blessed for doing all that you can do. Love you! Good luck in your new place!

  2. Lavenrose says:

    Aww! So very sad to hear that you and your whole family are going to be homeless, jobless, and which ever-less that's out there for who-knows-how-long! </3 Actually to be honest, I am more worried about how you are going to survive the harrowing Land of Oz, but I'm also pretty confident that you can survive. I mean, all you have to do is follow the yellow brick road! 🙂 On a serious note, I wish you the best of luck in life with you and your family and I hope that you manage to find a new place to call home after your adventure! (I also think that for the next post, you should title it "We are not in Kansas anymore!")

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