After taking a few months (year or so) off I decided to try this blogging thing again. As you may or may not know, I closed my store in December 2013 and in the months that followed I did a lot of thinking about where I was in my life and what I wanted! I had always felt a little out of place in Minnesota… I was not born or raised there and even though I had lived there for 15 years…. it just never felt like home. I had no family other than my kids and after my youngest started his senior year in High School, I started giving serious thought to whether or not I wanted to stay in Minneapolis after he graduated. The short answer was -I didn’t. So over the course of the next year and a half I started making plans to move back to Seattle, Washington – the last place I lived before joining the military in 1989!
I sold or gave away 90% of everything I owned! I will talk more about that process in a separate blog post, but suffice it to say it feels INCREDIBLE to not be so weighted down by STUFF!!! (I’m being polite).
On June 30th I hitched up Athena, Leo was already in the truck (again, more on his anxiety episode later) and headed west! I spent 4th of July weekend camping with my dad and sister and then it was on to Seattle to start my new adventure. I have to say – so far I absolutely love it! I woke up this morning and realized that since I moved here my heart has been so happy! Oh sure, I have those days when I think “What the hell did I just do?!?” But, those moments last about 30 seconds and then I realize I made a bold move in the direction of happiness. And, I am finally happy! Not that I was unhappy before, but I think when your heart is happy it has a way of making everything else better.
I’ll share more about my adventure out here as I go along. I’ve been saving pictures just for this blog and I can’t wait to share them with you.