Friday, November 16, 2012

the new normal

sometimes you need a change...
you need to breathe in fresh air, spread your wings, and fly...
it's so easy to get stuck in what's comfy...
what's "normal"...

and while that may work for some, i just get bored...easily....
i get antsy and anxious and want to try something new...
but packing up my whole life and moving somewhere new never really crossed my mind.

and then my family moved to texas this summer...
my parents who were stuck in "normal" and have lived in illinois their whole lives
made the decision to move...and they actually did it.
they spread their wings, and they jumped, not knowing if there was anything there to catch them...
and they landed just fine and started fresh.

so after johnny and i got married we surprised my parents in texas for a little visit,
and when we got back home something didn't feel right...
we both looked at each other and knew that we didn't belong in naperville anymore...
it was time for us to fly...


so, johnny transferred national guard units and without giving it a second thought we moved to texas...
no hesitating, no second guessing, no doubts...




lets just say that packing day sucked....
it was like 40 degrees and raining and i had to guard truck to make sure no one stole my shoes....
can you imagine how horrible that would have been??







 above...all the layers we shed when we finally got to texas
below...the huge smiles we had from shedding said layers






sometimes you need a change...
so we held hands...
smiled...
and embraced our "new normal"

be pretty~melis

6 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this post! Jeff and I are planning on moving to Austin in May. We have no idea what we'll do or where we'll live, but I'm not worried. I know it'll work. There's just something about Texas, isn't there? We will so have to hang next summer!

    xo,
    Ashley
    http://yeahwebake.com

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    1. yay!! can't wait to be real life friends...and we're totally going to bake together;)

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  2. Wow! What a big change! You go, girl. Way to just do what you want to do. :)


    xoxo
    Emily
    emilyannestyle.com

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  3. Normal is whatever makes you happy. When you make life an adventure instead of what is expected, it becomes new and normal. We are beyond happy that you, too, took the leap of faith. Stepping out of our comfort zone brings growth and excitement. Together, we will all move beyond normal into blissful, delightful, joyful chaos.

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