Hello there, family and friends. Yes, I’m actually here and yes this is a post that is not a list. #shocker. I had every intention of keeping up with this blog when I returned home and didn’t think putting together posts would be so tough. But they were. Well, blogging isn’t hard per say, however finding the time and taking the time away from loved ones when you’re leaving is hard. So I didn’t blog consistently and that was that. Hopefully I’ll find my blogging groove next week, things have been so cuckoo bird crazy the past 60 days I haven’t really been able to catch my breath enough to get back on schedule.
Speaking of cuckoo bird crazy, we are officially living in Knoxville, can you believe it? I still find myself clicking into vacation mode at my aunt and uncle’s house only to realize nope, this is not vacation, this is where we will be living the next month or so. All of our essential possessions are down here with us and we are settling in with my family. They are incredible for hosting us so we are trying to pick up slack where we can to show our gratitude.
Which brings me to the crux of this post. Grateful. The word of the past three months. Grateful for this life and this opportunity. Grateful for a savings plan and financial advisor who believes in our dreams. Grateful Le Husband and I are on the same page in this journey. Grateful for outside support from friends even though the plan sounds a big crazy. Grateful for the financial freedom to walk away from good money. Grateful for a safe 30 days exploring a different continent. Grateful for no disasters. Grateful for a company who believed in me and allowed me a trip before I left. Grateful for parents always welcoming us into their homes no matter how long. Grateful for friends making time to see us before we left. Grateful for big hugs of love from family back home that opened up to let us take this journey.
Grateful for open and welcoming arms here in Knoxville. Grateful for a new view on life. Grateful for faith. Grateful for new bike trails to travel and new bike friends to meet. Grateful for blog friends in the area. Grateful for a BODYPUMP audition at a Gold’s Gym today. Grateful for being able to catch up a sleep deficit from April. Grateful I don’t have to spend every waking moment on a resume. Grateful for an area with multiple jobs in a field I hope to try. Grateful for family at the dinner table and not feeling alone in a new environment. Grateful for friends/family texting, calling and checking in with us. Grateful for friends who show up no matter what. Grateful for technology to stay connected to those I love. Grateful for this beautiful view to help me find my new bearings.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for being there for us, it means the world :)!