In some ways this has been the most difficult and challenging year of my life. Leaving home, being new, is never easy and I have sooo much more understanding and empathy for those who do it. It is hard to be away from the people closest to you, those you love and what you know. On the other hand it is truly an adventure, an exploration of new things, new sights, new places and an opening of your eyes to a whole new way of life and the beauty and excitement of another great city. For Sam and I more then anything it has taught us to lean on each other, that it is our life as the two of us now (almost 3) and it is up to us to make our own memories, our traditions, our adventures and to make the most of all life's experiences, even when it's not always easy.
In lieu of American Thanksgiving coming up I feel I have a lot to be so very thankful for over this past year. When I imagined what my life would look like a year from the date we moved I think I imagined it differently, but like all good things in my life most of it hasn't happened how I 'imagined' it would - it has been better. I am thankful to God for being with us every step up of the way and for this opportunity to grow and to experience life in a whole new way and most of all I am thankful that His plans for my life are bigger and better then what I can imagine for myself and the peace that gives me in not needing to have it all figured out and of course for giving me the best husband ever to go through it all with :)
My Santa Monica
sunshine-sea breeze-diversity-new relationships-opportunity-health-adventure-exploration-white sand- strand bike rides-mountains-deserts-lakes-ocean-trails-concrete jungle-warmth-friendliness-Farmer's market-community-good eats-palm trees-busy-on the go-small living-big city-style-excitement-activity-challenging-fun-newness-pushing myself-experiences-letting go-
salt in the air sand in my hair...happy one year SM here is to the next!!!