I've started this post many times. I've tried to put into words what these first two months have been, the things we've seen, how our hearts feel and are adjusting. The reason it is hard to write is its so many conflicting things. I have had more sun in the last 8 weeks than I have had in years. I have been on a boat more than in my whole life. I live by the ocean. I live where palm trees grow. We are tired. We are still transitioning. I still have boxes that sit in my kitchen and they are the worst I-don't-have-room kind of boxes. I have an amazing view of a valley with fog every night. Everywhere is beautiful. People are nice. I miss my Chicago friends. I don't know where I am going all-the-time. There is amazing creative talent here. I am afraid of driving our car on these crazy hills. Always wear layers. Last week we were walking by the ocean and Eric said, " I think I might live here for the rest of my life". Our hearts feel more free here, more air to breathe, more time to sit enjoy a glass of wine with friends. So many things about this new home matches with what we want, what we hoped. And yet its still life right? Bills still come, dishes pile up and we are still barely moved and miss our friends terribly.
So there you have it. The unpolished update of our lives. Here are some photos from our first weeks here.
A few from our iPhones below.