Well sweets, we have decided to do something brave and out there. We are moving to South Carolina– very far from our urban home in Jersey City in lots of ways. Distance. Culture. Twang. See, I got this opportunity at work to do something really cool and help start a program that will help kids learn in new and exciting ways; I don’t know much more, but what I do know is that I said YES. I said YES to being brave. I said YES to doing something that would upend our little life bubble. I said YES to showing you a whole different way of life (which we may love or hate or neither). I said YES to putting my career first and then figuring out how to make it work for us.
I have usually, mostly, ok always, made the safe choice. The only other time I made a brave choice like this, I met your Papa. And, well, we know how that turned out (you two! yay!). Point being, I think that mostly good things will come from this. But even if there are days where it sucks. Or there is a hurricane (or 4). Or we hate living in suburbia (m’k, really, the country). Or the predicted cicada invasion is super disgusting– we will have DONE IT. And that’s the deal with this life of ours, you have to show up and do stuff or it doesn’t count. We get to COUNT.
This is where our story takes a turn that no one saw coming, and where we get to take a leap of faith. We also get some fresh air, the beach nearby, a huge backyard, maybe a pool… Oh and a chance for Mommy to do some good things in the world, particularly in our new community. It’s win-win, but mostly because we are learning to dare.