After four solid days of packing, and three solid days of driving, I've made it to the beautiful Wasatch Front. We traveled over 1900 miles through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Utah. I'm feeling a bit road weary, so I'm glad to be stretched out on my parents' couch. There's still much to be figured out, but it's great to know I've got a lot of friends and family close by.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
The majority of the last few days have spent packing like a maniac. Yes, you heard that right packing. I'm moving again. And I was just there six short months ago, preparing to move from Michigan to Georgia. It's like deja vu...the same stress, the same mad box collecting, the same sorting, the same stuff..but this time it's without all the same excitement. A variety of circumstances have occurred over the past few months - healthwise, employmentwise, moneywise, etc - necessitating a new living arrangement. All our stuff is going into storage here, and we head out on the road with a car full of things this week.
Rosie and I are moving out to Utah for an undetermined amount of time. We have offers for a free place to stay, and will be living in a home in Spanish Fork. We'll also be spending a lot of time at my parents' house in Lehi. I'll be using this time to get my health back in check, spending time with family and friends, and figuring out the next step. I'll then be looking for work, both in Utah and Georgia. Hopefully an Atlanta job will pan out, and our family can be back together soon. Taylor will be moving into a crashpad with some other pilots, and he'll fly out to Utah whenever he can. We're so sad that our family will have to live apart for a time, but we've got to do it.
Thank you for all of your kind comments over the past few weeks. Your concern and prayers mean so much to me. I've been feeling down for quite a while, and I tend to withdraw when I'm struggling. I hope that things will be looking up for our family soon. And in the meantime, I have all my favorite things about Utah to look forward to.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
My family will be going through some difficult changes in the upcoming weeks. To say that I'm feeling overwhelmed is an understatement. Plans seem to change daily, and I pray that the decisions being made will work out for the best. I know there are no easy answers. I know it will probably get worse before it gets better. I am grateful for a loving and supportive husband, a sweet and empathetic daughter, and all my other friends and family that have helped me through the past few weeks. I know I can get through this.
One of my favorite songs is "Why Georgia" by John Mayer. The lyric that always gets me is "I wonder sometimes about the outcome of a still verdictless life...am I living it right?"
Am I living it right?