Transitioning from Arizona home and prepping to move to Wisconsin

Hi my name is Anne. I’m 53 and I”m actually going to try this ‘SnowBird’ thing.  I’ve wanted to do it for years now but actually thought I”d have to wait till I’m a senior and retired to make that happen.  But it looks like my husband and I are committed now. We have rented out our AZ home and the new young family moves there in 3 weeks. So this is a new chapter in my life and that is why I have started this blog. I hope you benefit from this. My hope is that others that are also want to be snowbirds and experienced will share me your experiences. I’m new at this and it is unsettling and exciting at the same time. I”ll keep you posted.

If you are not familiar with the term snowbird then here it is. You see Snowbirds are typically retirees who wish to avoid the snow and cold temperatures of northern winter, but maintain ties with family and friends by staying there the rest of the year. I’m not a retiree and nor am I moving south for the winter. I’m working full-time and moving north for the summer; it is similar but different. My aging folks live in Monticello Wisconsin and need some attention with chores and daily life. That is really why we decided to move up there for half of the year. I love my husband, my dog, my children and grandchildren and my church family.  I will miss my church family dearly.  I will also miss my son, who is 19 and lives with his dad in Queen Creek. He doesn’t really reach out to me much and I see him maybe once a month. He is a wonderful young adult and I’m so proud of him.  I hope we will see each other more often some day.

Well, I have to finish cleaning out my desk and sort out and keep ‘necessary papers’. It is a good feeling to really lighten my load. If I’m going to be a snowbird I can’t be weighed down with heavy loads.