Well, Goal Diggers, let’s just say it wasn’t exactly on our vision board, but God had a plan, and everything has fallen into place so perfectly. The big life change for the Kutchers is …. we’re moving to Minnesota! Duluth, Minnesota to be exact.
That’s right, Drew and I will be moving 6 hours away from our current home and community, and we couldn’t be more excited. But many people are asking: Why are we moving away from Fort Atkinson? What prompted the big move? What does our new house look like? And ultimately, why we decided to move away from friends, our gym, our home?
The truth is, there is a lot of behind the scenes of our lives that you don’t always see in social media, and today I am walking you through a more personal story of why we are moving across states somewhat abruptly… I wanted to share a little bit about how this big move transpired and how God’s hand was in every little piece of it and also what our plan is going to be moving forward! This is a HUGE life change for us, Goal Diggers, and I am so excited to let you in on the secrets behind it!
WHY DULUTH, MINNESOTA?
Many of you don’t know, but Duluth is my HOME. I grew up just outside of the city on Lake Superior and it’s always been home to me. I grew up scraping the ice off the windshield, spent my summers walking along Lake Superior’s boardwalk, and truly laid the foundation of my life in this beautiful city.
Aside from the undeniable charm of Duluth, My entire family (including my incredible grandparents!) live in the area, and the older I get, I can’t wait to be closer to them. It’s crazy to think I lived in Wisconsin for almost TWELVE years. Seriously, it feels like just yesterday I was packing up for college and in the blink of an eye, here we are, 12 years later! I am so happy to be back in the city that stole my heart with my family right beside me!
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE BUSINESS:
The most beautiful part….Nothing will really change! In fact, seeing how things have lined up, there’s no denying God’s hand in it. The fact that Drew started his business that he can run from anywhere, The fact that I cut back on weddings so we could focus on having a baby,The fact that I’ve focused on growing an online business with a remote team, The fact that I’ve hired my sister on full time (and my mom) to help me run this little empire… There’s so much that has happened in the last year that prepared us to be able to pick up and move without too much commotion or issue!We are so, so fortunate to be able to work from wherever – whether it be the islands of Hawaii or in the tundra of Duluth.
WE’RE SAD TO BE MOVING AWAY FROM…
Drew’s family! They’ve been within an hour of us for the last 7 years and we’ve loved being able to meet in the middle for dinner or hang to watch the football game on the couch.If I had one superpower, it would be to move our families closer together but now we’ll just be reversing our road trips and hosting our loved ones more. We love having both of our families together, so we’re hoping the Kutcher fam wants to come hang in Duluth!
We’re also super sad to be leaving our friends.Over the last 5 years, we’ve made some incredible friends (mostly thanks to Crossfit Fort Atkinson and Real Hope Community Church) and they’ve been our family in so many ways. They are the ones who get us out of the house, who support us through the hard times, who encourage us to dream harder, and who have been like our family. We find ourselves saying, “If only we could move the gym and the people with us!” and we’re forever thankful for people taking us in and loving us so well while we’ve settled into life in small-town Wisconsin.
There you have it!
The why, the how, the when of the Kutchers BIG MOVE! It’s a huge, giant change and one we didn’t anticipate, but one that feels oh-so right. There is so much beauty in the shift from having a business centered around WHERE I am to having a business centered around who I am. While I would have never dreamt this trajectory for my biz, I am so thankful that this online world we live is enabling us to move without changing much in our lives beyond our zipcode.
We can’t wait to be closer to family and we’re sad to leave behind the life we’ve built over the last 6 years but we’re ready for change and embracing this next stage of life with our hands open to all the possibilities it holds!Any advice on moving far distances?!