So much has changed in the last four months that I’m experiencing minor symptoms of whiplash. Actually, I’m experiencing actual symptoms of whiplash because I was rear-ended while sitting at a stoplight but that’s neither here nor there. 🤣
In the past four months, Stuart and I have traveled to the Isle of Wight and Amsterdam, applied for and received his green card, moved to the United States from England, started new jobs, moved into our first apartment, adopted my parents’ dog, and started attending a new church. Also, a thousand small things in between the main major things. About seventy-five percent of the aforementioned shenanigans haven’t exactly been stress-free. I’m bloody exhausted. Oh yeah, somewhere in between all of that I turned a quarter of a century in age.
Today has been the first day where I haven’t felt like a chicken with its head cut off. As you can tell, blogging – and anything hobby-like for the most part – has been put on a major hold, so I apologize for not being super present here or on social media.
But in lieu of Thanksgiving having just passed, I wanted to write a short blog post. I feel honored and blessed to be in the position that Stuart and I are in. While things haven’t been easy, we couldn’t have hoped for a smoother transition into our new situation thanks to family and friends. Thank you to everyone who has done anything at all whether that’s provide us with furnishing for our apartment or invited us over for dinner.
It’s certainly been a long road but I can’t believe how quickly the last few years flew by. It feels like yesterday my Dad drove me to the airport when I received my Spouse Visa to live in the UK.
I’m very grateful for having had the opportunity to live and work in another country for a period of time; I feel like I’ve grown as a person and come to appreciate my relationships with others that much more. I’m certainly happy to have coffee dates with my Mom again.
But now I’m going to be missing a whole new set of friends and family that I got to know so well over the past few years and I’m feeling emotional about that. Without being overly sappy, thank you to everyone who gave me the time of day. Thank you especially to all of Stuart’s family and friends who treated me like I was a part of the furniture.
Anyway, thank you for continuing to read my blog if you’re still here after all of this time. I plan to continue rambling about random thoughts and ideas well into the future, so there will be plenty more to read in 2020. If I don’t post again before the New Year, Merry Christmas and I hope you have a Happy New Year!