the itch

in the next few months i will be traveling quite a bit:
a very brief trip to california,
visiting my sister in dallas,
becker family trip to peru,
my annual holiday venture to miami,
and a 2nd annual snowboarding trip to colorado.

my childhood involved a lot of moving. a. lot. i wasn’t an army brat, but my dad worked for an oil company. we moved between california, texas, florida, and saudi arabia about 10 times. i went to 3 different schools for 2nd grade alone. thank goodness for my sister.
my parents stopped moving when i was 11 years old. i’m not complaining. i loved all the moving.  yes, it was sad to leave, but it was also exciting to arrive.  i was lucky.  and you’d think 11 years old would be young enough to wipe away the itch…but alas. i’m beginning to think it was inherited.

if i didn’t love my family so much, and love being near them, and enjoy my job, and friends, and extra-curriculars [hello, derby <3]…i’d want to move, start over in another country, learn new languages, customs, ways to get around…le sigh.

darn that pesky itch.



  1. i have the itch too! i've been back in america for too long. i'd pack up and move to australia or new zealand if i didn't have too many roots here now. =

  2. I completely agree. I was talking to one of my co-workers last week, and traveling came up. It turns out that she's never even had a passport (she's in her 40s and has a decent job). My jaw dropped. I just don't know how to relate to that.

    I feel like I have a finite amount of time here and a helluva lot to see, so if I don't get at least out of state once every couple of months,I get a little stir crazy.

    My parents moved about 10 times when I was growing up, but only within two suburbs of Dallas. One time we moved down the street a few houses.

    So I also like to move houses. We just bought a house this year, though. And I'm trying very hard to settle in and get comfortable so that I don't get the itch to move before we can get our money back or (hopefully) make money on it.

  3. <3 the video and i think it's pretty cool to move all the time. lucky you!

    P.S I love traveling as well. the only thing i don't like is the airplane ride ๐Ÿ™

  4. erin– i know! i love my roots…but they're so…rooty…haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

    holly– moving houses is always fun! you get to redecorate, etc ๐Ÿ˜€ [but the packing part SUCKS]

    elizabeth– you can get used to the airplane rides though, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

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