15 July 2011

Well I made it. blog number two. phew.
Recently a lot of things have changed in my life. Big, life changing things. 1. I got married. yes thats right, tied the knot. Its wonderful. I am married to my best friend and couldn't be happier.  2. Now that I have spouse, my spouse and I moved to Pennsylvania from Michigan. Lots going on.
So in the midst of all these things, here I am writing about the good times and the bad. There will be lots of both I am sure.
For some reason though, with all the changes that are going on, I am remarkably calm. Even our wedding day seem to calm me down. Making me stop and realize how wonderful my life is, how lucky I am and how much confidence I should have that I am making the right decisions. Of course I cried, mainly during the vows. I just couldn't hold it back any longer! But at the end of the day, nothing felt more comfortable thank walking away with my husband. Funny how I feel so stressed, overwhelmed and crazy on typical days, yet on one of the most important days of my life I felt perfectly relaxed. Perhaps that's how I know its right. My decisions about what shoes to wear or what kinds of food I want to eat are hard to make some times (admittedly, I have a lot of shoes so that is a tough decision) don't make or break my lasting happiness. I am more confident in my decisions than ever before too. Its as if I had such a hard time making decisions before meeting my husband. Things were off, and the inability to make decisions that would be positive was affected. There was a missing part of my decision making, and the confidence I have now makes me wish I could go back to make better decisions. I know there is no use wanting to change the past, so forward with my confidence I go.
Its been quite an experience to move to a larger city. Growing up in a small town where most of your friends live withing 10 minutes of you and there is only one grocery store can really change how you see the world. Take for instance the route i decided to run last night. All i needed to do was 5 miles, what i ended up doing was something else. I ran a normal start to a run around the neighborhood where we live now. I was able to recognize most of the buildings for about 3 miles. then i hit my last mile. i was on the wrong side of town, it was getting dark and I had no idea where I was. I had to stop to ask for directions at a mixed martial arts storefront (it was that or the Red Fox Inn bar) only to find out that I was not even close to home. The guy I talked with said that I better call someone for a ride, he told me I was not in a good part of town as it was getting darker by the minute. I had to call my husband to pick me up. Something I have never had to do. I was embarrassed and a little scared. I made it home safely but learned my lesson, out and backs are better ideas when you don't know the area. :)

I love living in Pennsylvania now and exploring a new city is very adventorus. So far we have found the state park which is beautiful to run, bike or swim at and a lot of the stores we need. There have been a lot of trips to the Lowe's around the corner! We now have a two bedroom, 1-1/2 bathroom townhouse with a basement. This is quite the upgrade from our old one bedroom, one giant kitchen-dinning-living room apartment. Its been fun decorating the extra space and figuring out what kinds of new furniature we need. My husband has a "man cave" area in the basement now along with our best addition, a washer and dryer! Really, a simple machine can make all the difference! Its great to have it available whenever we need it. Luxury. We also have an outside porch area where we spend a lot of time at night. We recently bought a table to put outside so we can have more usable space. We have breakfast and dinner out there most nights when the weather is good. I love the new place. I will attempt to post pictures. that might be a stretch but I can try!
Well, I better get back to the grind.

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