About two weeks ago, we moved from the place we lived in for 8 years into a new place. As much as we loved the neighbours and all, we needed more space and needed a changed. We outgrew that place.
It isn’t something I’ve mentioned on this blog before now, so don’t worry if you’re surprised by this news.
We started packing in April, so that we wouldn’t have to do as much at the last minute. This definitely did help, as it made things easier. We could do a little bit over a long period of time. As someone with ADHD, this definitely made things a little easier. Things were a little easier to manage when we were packing and was less overwhelming. I was able to help a little more than I would have if we waited until the last minute, I think.
There were still days when it was challenging and overwhelming. However, I could manage it with taking breaks or asking my husband for help and support.
We moved over 2 days. The first day was just moving boxes and anything we could move ourselves. While on day 2, the movers moved the bigger stuff that we couldn’t, like bookshelves and couches. Day 1 wasn’t too bad. Day 2, however, was a little different. I got overwhelmed, when everything got here and things slowly filled up our living room.
Thankfully, the movers did move some of the big stuff, which did make things easier. It meant we didn’t have to deal with that.
However, it was really overwhelming unpacking things, putting things away, hanging up the paintings, and such. I’m not going to lie, it was really hard and so much. When you have ADHD, it can be so difficult to know where to start when there’s just so much in front of you and on your plate. It’s overwhelming.
I am definitely grateful that my husband is good with prioritizing and organizing, knows what some of my struggles are, and was able to help us get through this. And we did. Not sure if I would have been able to get through this on my own.
Now I know that moving can and is challenging for a lot of people. This is just my experience of moving as someone with ADHD. This is what I was thinking, how I was feeling, and such. For the moment, not planning on moving for a while.
Moving can bring a fresh start.