The Beginning

Oh, man, where to begin? Welcome! I’m a little out of practice, so bear with me friends! I finished my previous blog PASSPORT about a year and a half ago, and I can't  believe it has taken me this long to start another up again.  As I sat, pouring out my final thoughts on leaving life in Japan behind, I truly pictured myself already having my first 3 entries ready to post on my *brand new* blog as I stepped off the plane back into America!  I assumed my blogging hobby would effortlessly transition between old and new.  Not-so-spoiler Alert: that didn't happen.  Instead, life happened.  Why, you ask?  Because going from the military to civilian life after 9 years isn't quick or easy.  Packing up every one of your possessions and moving across the world isn't quick or easy.  Finding brand new cars and jobs in a brand new city isn't quick or easy.  And buying your first house isn't quick or easy either {unless you're not us - then it might be}. 

A lot has obviously changed in my life this past year and a half, and I’ve found myself really missing my beloved hobby – trying new things, capturing the details of a story through pictures, photo editing, graphic design, writing, sharing my thoughts {and all that blogging encompasses}. One of my personal goals for 2015 is to get back into some of my old hobbies {including photography, travel, paddle boarding and reading new books to name a few}, and I thought this would be a great place to start!  I’m also in a brand new city, in a brand new stage of my life, and I’m ready to live like I did when I was living abroad.   This is the perfect platform to document those experiences as well as my thoughts.  On top of that, I need this creative outlet and breath of fresh air back in my life!  I want to spend more of my time doing what I love doing - isn't that something we all strive for? 

This is a new beginning for me.  I have a lot to share. These past 18 months have been full of huge life-changes, so I might be doing some catch-up in the beginning.  I invite you to come along with me on my journey as I explore my new city, find beauty in the small things, experience the ups + downs of being a first-time homeowner, and generally try to {and hopefully inspire others to} live this life to the fullest! 

Read more about our past experiences, our decision to make Austin our home + my purpose behind this blog HERE.

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