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As with any change, there is good and bad with this move. I am sad to be leaving a community that I have grown fond of. I will miss the ease of bicycling in this area as well. Oh, we'll adjust to a busier atmosphere, and I'm sure it will become old hat in no time at all, but I've realized just how easy it is to get around in this area by bike - even in the winter, as I've just recently ventured out on a snow ride. I will miss the happy bird that whistles every morning, looking for its partner. I'll miss the people we've had the opportunity to get to know, and even some of the ones we don't know very well, but who still made an impact on our (my) life. I'll miss attempting to get some kind of garden going in the yard, the squirrels that heckle the dogs each morning, the train honking its horn several times a day, and many, many other things.
|This photo was taken almost 20 years ago on a trip to visit a friend living in Sonoma, CA - who would've thought I'd be living in this area nearly two decades later?|
As for the blog here, I am supposing posts may end up being a bit sporadic until we are settled in to a new spot. For the time being, when Sam arrives in California, he will be staying in an extended stay location in SF, while I will be a couple hundred miles south at my moms home with our dogs, until we secure an actual place to live. I'm sure that is going to bring its own challenges, but we know what we are in for and are embracing the experience. I know our relationship is strong, and while we will miss being together every day, the ultimate outcome will be a great one. I continue to remind myself that we just cannot know where life is going to take us, and we could end up back here in Colorado quite easily. This is just one of those opportunities that has to be acted on to see what might be possible. I truly believe it is going to be a wonderful, positive experience. I look forward to the road ahead and the adventures that await us.
"Change. It happens every day, every moment, everywhere. To live fully, we must learn to embrace change and honor it, even when change arrives with the companions of fear and uncertainty." - Unknown