Moving Day: A Guest Post on Words Between Coasts

Words Between Coasts ( is a site created by cousins who live on opposite coasts of the United States. They regularly accept guest posts for a variety of topics including activism, creative writing, inspiration, wellness, and a monthly message series.

In March, I was invited to submit to their monthly message series. It was a fun exercise in creative writing. I was given the choice of several prompts to start the article. I chose the prompt, “We have to go now” she (he) said, checking over her (his) shoulder for what felt like the millionth time.” It was kismet in a way, as my family was moving from Northern California to California’s central coast and I needed an outlet to work through some of my feelings. I was (and still am) quite sad to leave the home we’d built for nearly thirteen years, but we were given the opportunity to move closer to my parents. The decision was challenging since it wasn’t a mandatory job transfer, my parents are in relatively good health for their age, and we were comfortable with where we were. However, we felt ourselves standing on the precipice of major change and wanted to make the move before we were shoved off the cliff. I will go into further detail in a later article. For now, I hope you enjoy my guest post, available here:


Photo by Sebastian Dark on Unsplash

Tell me about your experiences with moving.
Have you made any major moves?
Are you close to family?
Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments!

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1. Simultaneously wipe away your tears and be inspired by these tissues.
2. Spruce up your moving boxes with this adorable packing tape.
3. Keep everything organized with these labels (at least outwardly; no one’s holding you accountable for how well-organized the items are inside the boxes).
4. Don’t worry about losing marker caps and use these retractable Sharpies instead.

If you’re feeling generous, leave a housewarming gift for the new residents:

5. A home sweet home sign is always a lovely addition to entryways or living areas.

6. Our old backyard had a huge blackberry bush, and we’d make blackberry cobbler a few times a year. I plan to give the new tenants cute bakeware along with our favorite cobbler recipe. Let’s be honest, I’m probably keeping one of them for myself because these are adorable.  


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2 thoughts on “Moving Day: A Guest Post on Words Between Coasts

  1. ear79 April 29, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    Beautifully written, moving is such mixed bag of emotions and you captured them well. Thank you for sharing.


    • Nickity Cole April 29, 2019 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed reading this.


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