The Jason family is going on the most adventurous adventure of all…we’re moving! Our offer was accepted for a beautiful home in Wayland. I am excited for many reasons, most of all because I’m picking up Jeff’s happiness via osmosis… he does not need to sleep at the Framingham house anymore, he will feel that he has all the opportunities to excel at work, all because his commute time will be cut down!
How did we end up moving?
Well, I guess the question is why did we move away from the Framingham house in the first place?
The answer… easy! Violet was born! I wanted to be closer to my family.
Looking back, it wasn’t fair for me to be so adamant about moving closer. Jeff did me a solid when he (reluctantly) agreed to move 90 miles away from Watertown. This meant working remotely half the week. This meant a long drive to and from work. And this meant being away from home 2 or 3 days a week. Looking back, I was really pushing it because we were living with bachelors and here I was, a 26 year old who just had a baby and was living in a (pretty sweet) bachelor pad.
About a year after we moved we regretted it. It was hard on Jeff; turns out, he didn’t like it. After a couple of years, he realized his work was suffering. He was really let down when he didn’t get a promotion that he had expected (and worked hard for), and realized that being the guy that isn’t there every day isn’t helping his job.
But most of all, I sort of felt like I was at square one in Westfield. I’ve always had the desire to travel, to see places, to explore the world (and I still do!); but I’ve never. It was exciting when Jeff and I both left UMass and embarked on our journey to the Boston area. And that’s just it, I felt like I was on a journey. In Westfield, not so much… and I felt a lack of excitement there.
Funny enough, at the Cape most of our nights were spent watching HGTV’s Property Brothers and Love it or List It. We didn’t have access to these channels in Westfield, and watching them unleashed something. Here I am, 2 months out from my due date, and Jeff starts looking up houses. We started to get excited about it. We schedule home viewings on our way home from the cape.
About a month later…
Goodbye this house:
Hello this house:
I am REALLY excited to make this move; though, don’t get me wrong, I will miss being so close to friends and family. I just keep reminding myself MA is a small state and we’re only about an hour away from Moira, Emily, and my sister, and only 1.25 hours from Papa and Grammie
Although I am looking forward to starting this new chapter… we close on this house August 23rd and I’m due with baby girl on September 5th! Lots to think about…