Sunday, October 27, 2013

One Year Here

Friday was a big day for us: it was our official one-year anniversary of being here. October 25, 2012 was moving day. We left our one-bedroom apartment - the first place we lived together + our first home that we created after tying the knot. We said goodbye to our nearby family and friends and drove away from our hometown to start a new adventure.

Neither of us had really ever moved before, other than into a dorm room or house with friends for a short period of time in college. This time it was a little nerve-racking, but exciting. We moved out here for our jobs, to help open up a new location for a family business, and we actually work together. Some people think that would be awful, annoying, boring, frustrating, hard, or any of the above; and I'm not going to lie, sometimes it can be one, or all, of those things. But honestly, for the most part it's really kind of good. We've learned a lot: about each other, our priorities in life, who we love the most, and that sometimes it's totally worth a 10-hour car ride that costs 150 bucks just to see those people.

Although we know we're not going to be here forever, and that the "goodbye" we said to our hometown is kind of turning into more of a "see ya later", neither of us would change this time for anything. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, right? Thank God my comfort zone isn't that big so it doesn't take me long to get there.


  1. It's awesome that you've had each other this year...what a great adventure.

  2. Congratulations!!! Such a big deal! And yes, I agree with the way Ashley put it. It is a great adventure!

  3. We moved 10 plus hours away from family and friends into an unknown world pretty soon after we got married last year. I know exactly what you mean about being out of your comfort zone. It has been the best experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

  4. I know the feeling. We are away from our friends and family too.


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