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Monday, 15 August 2011

And Now We Rebuild

If we never would have moved, we would have been comfortable. We would have had all the little day-to-day, mundane details of life worked out. When to cut the grass, how often to vacuum the floors, where to fold the laundry. I would have made about 30 different amazing back-to-school crafts by now. Kennedy's closet would be organized.

Life in the city was settled. We were happy enough, or at least not un-happy. But we'd done all we could there and that was as far as it was going for us. There was an unmistakeable pull out in the wide-open spaces of the country for us. So now we rebuild all those little details of our life in our new, old house. It's a shaky way of living for now. All those little insignificant tidbits of day-to-day living build up to mean a whole lot when there's no more same 'ol way of doing things to fall back on. I have to remind myself: We have to rebuild all these underlying things that make life feel stable, but also, we get to rebuild all these things, just how we like them. In the rightest right of places for us. Maybe it will be more than we ever dreamed, and maybe real life will step in.

We already know this life will be prettier, more impressive, but can it also be bigger, more authentic? Can it be fuller with family dropping in, fresh baked pumpkin pies, and can't-wait-to-get-out-of-bed drive to make it happen? Is all this for real?

I guess that's exactly what we're here to find out. Pin It


Andrea said...

Great post! I can completely relate. Life in our 'old' house was set. We knew what to expect, and had everything all organized and in routine. With our recent move, we are yearning to get back into a routine. Perhaps a new one, but I try to remind myself to enjoy the process of getting there. Moving can be stressful, but it can also be fun, new and exciting. I say take the time to make those pumpkin pies and really enjoy each and every day in your new home!

CAS said...

Good luck on all the many aspects of moving, settling in and setting up your new household. We've been in our new home for a week -- tons of work but we are so happy!
:) CAS

Kristin said...

I know what you mean!
Life was easier before we moved too.
It was like starting over.
You'll get there!

Judy said...

Moving is tough. Enjoy each day. Thanks for joining my party.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

We have moved often so I can relate. Your home is beautiful and I know you will create a wonderful new life there. Thank you for joining the Open House party.

Meg said...

This was so great to read! I found it inspiring. Thanks for sharing and good luck to your new life! p.s. I featured you today! ;)