Wednesday, March 27, 2013


I feel as if we are on the cusp of a change.  I have felt this way for a little while now.  I am not sure if it has something to do with our whirlwind moving plans, the weather, future goals, or maybe it has been a combination of all of these things.  But a change is coming.
We moved this past Friday, and I think this is going to be a good move for us.  We have lived in an apartment for 4 years since we moved to Atlanta, and we have outgrown that space and lifestyle.  We are older now.  I want a garden.  Justin wants to grill on the back deck, and cut the grass.  I wanted a bigger kitchen.
In my parent’s house when I was growing up and now, the kitchen was always the main focal point.  That is where people hung out and people gravitated, because that is where the action was, and it no surprise that my home has become the same way.  The kitchen in our last apartment was so small and did not fulfill its purpose.  But twice since we have moved in, I have seen my friends lounging in the kitchen having both deep and silly conversations and thinking this is what my kitchen is for.  And it is also for cooking, which as many of you know, I do quite of bit of.   So a new living environment is definitely a change.
I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but this weather is ridiculous.  April is next week, and it is time for it to be warm.  We all got a taste of it a few weekends ago, but it did not stick around.  On my drive into work, I can see the trees and flowers trying to bloom.  I know that one morning on my drive in, it will be like, “Bam, Bloom”  and there will be this amazing explosion of color.  Change is coming.
Another change is coming as well, I look around as I was boxing things up last week and I was a little embarrassed.  I realized that I really do have a lot of stuff.  I do not live simply, and it seems that I might be too far gone to retrace my steps.  But I can makes small changes and small efforts to declutter my house and my life.  Change is coming.
Change is exciting, even if it unknown or scary. Change is hard and necessary.   And I think in order for us to be the best people we can be, change always has to be around the corner.