My big move in June following the completion of my degree has, since Sunday, started to feel very real indeed. Whenever I speculated a future of living nearer to Spud, namely in his very city, I just couldn't picture it. I couldn't imagine living minutes from Spud, instead of hours, nor could I imagine having a full time job, and living anywhere other than the place I've known as home all these years. It all seemed very surreal, and consequently, I think a part of me just didn't think it was going to happen, even though I knew with certainty that one day it would.
I think part of the reason was that when we started going out, we knew there would come a time when one of us would have to move closer to the other, and I was all for leaving home and moving closer to Spud - I still am. Anyway, the move has always been on my mind, but up until the last few months, it's felt a very long way into the future. Now, suddenly, it looms upon the horizon, only five and a half months away.
Just before Christmas, when I was last visiting Spud, I advertised for a room through the church he is involved with, and the church where we think we'll end up attending weekly, and even getting married! On Sunday, I received a phone call from a woman who had seen my notice and was interested. We had a brief conversation on the phone, and will arrange to meet in April when I am next visiting Spud. Afterwards, Spud looked her address up on Google Earth and we were even able to see a picture of her house on street view. That was when reality kicked in - when I saw my prospective dwelling from June onwards. It is in an ideally location, and only minutes by car from Spud's house.
I am beginning to anticipate the move with both excitement and impatience now that one factor has been potentially resolved. That's one prayer that God has answered for me swiftly. I can only hope that it'll be the same story when it comes to the job front! God is good! :)
In other news, Spud returned home today :( but it'll only be a short spell of 3-4 weeks before he returns! :)