Phase Three of Life

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Cross-country moves are stressful.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in moving across the country, moving and toddlers, moving with a toddler, Uncategorized | 7 comments

Hi. I’m stressed. Remember that whole “I’m so zen and I’m going to totally ENJOY this wonderful year of transition for our family….” ? Yeah, that’s over. We are 7.5 weeks – I can also calculate this in hours and minutes at any given moment, if you’re interested – from Mike’s job ending. He...

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Appreciating home.

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in moving across the country, moving with a toddler, Uncategorized | 8 comments

“We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”  – T.S. Eliot I wrote that quote down years ago on a Post-it Note and stuck it in my weekly planner. I had no immediate plans to move back home, but I always felt deep down that I would get...

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The post in which I lay it all out there.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in counting down to a big move, moving across the country, moving with a toddler, toddlers and moving | 0 comments

Family and friends keep telling me the pieces will fall into place. That all the hopes and dreams and what-ifs and if-onlys are going to come together in a beautiful way. I have doubts. There are so many pieces. I’m grasping for faith. Let’s stop being vague, yes? Mike’s job is running out. As of March 29, his company as we know it will...

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Honoring Phase Two of Life.

Posted by on May 20, 2011 in moving across the country, phase three of life, phase two of life | 6 comments

Today is a special day for me. It’s the anniversary of the start of Phase Two. You can’t have a Phase Three without first having a Phase Two. My Phase Two began on this date, seven years ago. It was the day I packed up my mom’s CR-V and headed for the desert for a job. I fell in love with Arizona instantly. You know how people remember...

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