When we tell our friends we moved, they say, “Why?” – it’s about 40 minutes from the big city (there are a couple of small cities around us, but not what we’re used to) and I’m still commuting back and forth for school. I can’t tell you how glad I am that the quarter ends in two weeks! (I’ve always hated filling up my gas tank, but even more so now. Two to three times a week is just too much.)
We moved for work – my job took me from a friendly urban neighborhood to a huge sprawling community in a tiny town. I’m a city girl at heart and this has been the strangest adjustment. I no longer hear sirens, instead I hear birds. I no longer have my choice of twenty restaurants…instead I have a choice of five. No more unique, amazing bakeries around the corner, but stunning views and wildlife. (We’ve caught two mini frogs since we moved!) So we traded convenience for peace…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Just…well…different.
We need to take the time to check out the local hiking trails and walking trails…we haven’t done that yet. I know that Titan will love them, but I’m not much of a hiker, so I haven’t really pushed on that, yet. But we do need to do it, and we just might be doing it soon! Hopefully the PacNW will start clearing up so we can enjoy it. I hear there are a lot of great running trails, but I haven’t really explored enough to find them. I’m pushing myself to start running again, even though it’s been so rainy! (A neighboring city gets 104 inches of rain on average…)
Anyway, I’m going to be here a while, so I better make the most of it. Open mind, open heart, and it’ll be great…right?