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Tuesday, April 4

It's pouring down rain on this Tuesday afternoon as I begin writing this blog post.

I think the gloomy weather is apropos for the state of mind I seem to be in most days since our decision, back in January, to have Jason accept a position with another company. The new position brings with it a lot of opportunity and promise for him. Unfortunately, it also brings with it the need to move from the area our family has come to know and love for nearly 16 years now.

I've been in denial mostly. I keep thinking something is going to happen to intervene and the process isn't really going to play out. Turns out it's playing out all right. When the "For Sale" sign went up in the yard I think that pretty much squashed any disillusionment I had about the fact that we are packing up and heading a bit north on a new adventure.

Yeah. I keep calling it an "adventure".  That's what you have to do, isn't it? When you are faced with something you don't really want to do but you know you have to do it call it an adventure. You pretend it's going to be amazing. You find all of the positives about the situation you can possibly gather and you create a bouquet of "it'll all work out". And honestly, I do have faith things will all work out.

So let's end on something super positive...
I've been filling my home with lots of fresh cut flowers lately.
Like the ones in the photo that are sitting on my perfectly made bed right now looking as though we live in a model home. Ha!!

But hey! There you go...a clean home filled with fresh flowers.
That's a really good thing.
That definitely brings me joy.
And I'm just going to hold onto that for today.

Between posts, you can find me on Instagram sharing more details about the move!
I hope to see you over there too!!


Phew!! I ended this just in the knick of phone alarm to remind me to go get Ella from school just rang!


Unknown said...

Maybe you can think more about how fun it will be to create a new next for your family, decorating new spaces, exploring around your new community, discovering new flowers in your yard. I'm sure it's hard to think about leaving your home of so many years, but keep your smile on!

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Hello my love,
This is big news! I am sure you are having such a range of emotions right now. Let me just say that it is okay to take time to grieve the loss and what you are leaving, but then also get excited about your new adventure! I get very sad whenever we say goodbye to a house or neighborhood (even though we don't stay long or go far) so I can't imagine how you are feeling. Sending lots of love and positive vibes your way! xoxo Kim

Pen + Paper Flowers said...

Thank you Lisa! I so appreciate your positive thinking and the encouragment! I do look forward to the things you mentioned it's just knowing I'm leaving my two older girls behind that's really breaking my heart. (I haven't mentioned that part of the move yet on the blog...but I will soon). Thank you again! xoxo

Pen + Paper Flowers said...

Definitely feeling #alltheemotions Kim!! Leaving my two older girls is what I'm truly grieving over...(and will post more about that soon), not to mention I grew up in Central Florida. So although I moved to the area we are currently living in over 16 years ago, it's moving from the surrounding areas where I grew up with my grandparents and all I've ever known and loved; My family roots...leaving all of that behind are a dagger in my heart. *insert tears* But I definitely allow myself to be excited about what's to come as's just a rollercoaster of course. Thanks for thinking of me sweet friend! It means the world to me - especially with all of the new adventures you are on yourself!! *wink*

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