I've taken a looooonnng break from blogging because I was moving across the country with my family. The trip itself was nothing to sneeze at with 2 cars, 4 kids, 2 cats and a dog over 6 days, it was exhausting. But we made it. We unpacked everything and began making our new house a home.
Once we were unpacked I began to feel less than happy. I've been waiting three years to get back to the Pacific Northwest. I love it so much. I know it's where our family is meant to be, but at the same time we had left friends back in Pennsylvania and had a lot of new adjustments to make.
This is nothing new for military families. We experience it regularly, but this time knowing we already love it here and that we're most likely staying, I was expecting to only feel happy, but that wasn't how I was feeling. Some days I would think, "I can't believe we're finally here." And other days I would just feel sad because I was missing friends from PA.
Change can be hard. Even good change. Now that we've been here a few months, I'm back to loving it. For me, this is the most relaxing place in the world. I can walk to Puget Sound from my house and on clear days see Mt. Rainier in the distance. Everyone has settled in to school and activities, and I'm finally back to regular writing. For now, things on the upswing, and for that I'm grateful.
Cheers to Change!