the long way home

Who moves from Texas, to California, to Denver in less than a year? Crazy people. And who does this sort of insanity with kids? Ya, no one sane, I can tell you that.

We gave up a very solid life in Austin to take a 6 month sabbatical ,at our family cabin, in the redwoods of California. It would be a time to slow down, learn some new things, and connect as a family. It sounds incredibly romantic, I know.  And parts of it were, I'm not going to lie.  But, it was also a huge risk, and very challenging at times. This kind of change expands you, and forces you to grow, and see things differently. It brings a whole lot of freedom and a huge amount of uncomfortability. I still having a lot of feelings about it all. Some depression, and a feeling of unease, with this new chapter in our lives. But, also a feeling of accomplishment and bravery. I know my kids will look back on this grand adventure with fondness. I mean, I frigg'n hope so!

So, here we are, with a new job, in a new state. Starting over, once again...