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Our New Life… So Far

21 Jun

So what all happens in 6 months of hiatus? I’ll tell you. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, a rehearsal dinner and wedding, a honeymoon, a 26th birthday, a pack-and-move to Maryland, an apartment hunt, unpacking-for-weeks, decorating, cooking, never-ending loads of laundry, attempting not to gain weight from the cooking, a name change (that took entirely too long and still didn’t end up quite correct?), visits back home, visitors from home-coming up north, spending way to much $$ to become official Maryland residents, a best friend’s wedding, a family beach vacation… and I think that hits on all the high points.  What a crazy 6 months it has been.  I’m still trying to wrap my brain around all that has changed so rapidly. 

The number one question I get from friends and family (or those who know I’m close to my Nashville-living friends and family) is “so, how do you like Maryland?”  Well, I like it alright.  I’m not jumping up and down with excitement over my new hometown or anything, but it will do.  I do have my husband, after all! 🙂  Of course I’d rather be in Nashville with all of my loved ones (or any town cooler than Frederick, MD) but for now I’m just happy to be living in the same place as that man in my life. We waited so long for that to finally be true, so we’re just enjoying being together right now.  Wherever that may be!

Plus! I love to travel and explore new places and this move gives me that opportunity. I have a new little town to explore all around me, and just outside this city of ours are a variety of easily-accessible new cities to venture into. We get into D.C. whenever we have a chance and I absolutely love any excuse to take a long drive through Virginia. I just love that state. I have a feeling a trip to New York and Philly might be in our near future as well (as soon as we have a break and enough moolah to make it happen).

In addition to all the fun that surrounds a new town, I really do enjoy having space to truly be on our own as a couple.  I think it’s important for newlyweds to have some time to themselves to establish who they are, what they want out of life, and really focus on their relationship.  I’d love to be  a mile from my family every day of my life, but I know this distance pushes us to become independent, self-sufficient, and learn to rely on each other.  I think we need to make our own lives up here before we re-join the family down south. I believe that this time apart gives up a great opportunity to make our own rules about life and establish our own family. I’m trying to look at this separation in the most positive light. I know that God has a plan for us, and right now that plan involves leading our own lives in Maryland.  And that’s alright with us. 🙂

I can’t wait to share some of our wedding here on the blog.  Now that life seems to be settling just a bit, I’m going to try to make that happen! So keep your eyes out for that.

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A Time for New Adventures?

11 Jul

Do you ever have ideas that pop into you head out of nowhere?  The kind of ideas that seem so random but exciting at the same time?

Yesterday morning I woke up craving a move.  Desiring  new city to explore.  Wanting some adventure.  I’m not quite sure what set me off, but I can’t seem to get it out of my head.  And as I was perusing the blog-world early yesterday morning (because I went to sleep far too early the night before) I came across a quote that struck a very intense chord with me;

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Don’t you just love those moments when life seems to send you “signs” just when you need them?  It’s pretty magical.  I get crazy ideas in my head all the time and usually I find a way to talk myself out of them using my excellent arguing skills (and possibly my fear of commitment).  These ideas always sound so wonderful at the beginning, but seem to lose their luster with every thought-processing, self-reasoning second that passes.  And then I end up right where I was before…  my boring life.

I’ve thought for a while about moving somewhere new for various reasons.  (1) Finally giving my parents some privacy and getting out of their way.  (2) because I love to travel and explore new places.  (3)  I just need a change.

I can’t say for sure if these ideas will lead me to a new hometown anytime in the near future… but they definitely got me thinking.

Oh, the fun of dreaming!

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