How many times have you moved in your life? Count the times you moved as a child into that number.
My adventures have included 20 moves in my adult life and 4 as a child. This does not include moving to college and back home since my main residence was my mom’s house during that time. That’s 24 total moves and I’m definitely not done yet. I started in Towson, MD and currently live in Oxford, MS.
Can you beat that? I’m sure many of you can so share your number with me and my readers stating where you started and where you are right now. It’s fun to learn people’s moving habits and where they go.
Here is a map of my major moves. As you can see, I’ve mostly stayed south of the Mason-Dixon line. Some states I’ve moved in and out of a few times. Several involved multiple moves within the area so I can’t place them all on this little map. These short moves were times we went from a rental to a home we purchased.
Moving is an adventure. The logistics are just a beginning. Then there are people involved; new friendships and business associations. New things to do can keep you busy. I have generally viewed each new location as a vacation, or a stay-cation, but one that is fresh and new. If you view your new home as a place you may never get to again, you will be more apt to take the time to explore. For example, neither my husband nor I expected to stay in Illinois very long or ever need to get back to that part of the country so we made sure we went to Chicago and St. Louis. We visited small towns with history along the Mississippi. To make sure I got a particular state on my bucket list, we made day trips or weekend trips out of the way so we could cross a state line. We hit some state parks, historical centers, ate local food we knew we wouldn’t eat again and found ourselves in some cool places. When the next move opportunity came, we didn’t regret not exploring.
Find out what there is to do in and around Oxford (if you live here) by downloading the “100 Things To Do In Oxford MS Fall 2017”. Check this list of day trips, too. See how many things you can do before your next move.