Starting Again

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.

Morning view of Seattle from my apartment balcony
Morning view of Seattle from my apartment balcony

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