I’m back. Cleaning out the cobwebs of the site a bit and happy to be doing so. The slight hiatus was not ideal, but given the last few months, it was necessary.
What is different since I last posted? More like what isn’t different? We’ve moved back to New York and turned our lives upside down again (or is it right side up?). The decision to leave SoCal was not easy. Actually, the last 2+ years haven’t been easy and though it was a very bittersweet decision, our turbulent, changing ride is finally starting to settle and I couldn’t be more excited to. just. be.
I’m just now getting a chance to look through the photos I’ve taken over the last few months - and though there aren’t many, I’m happy I took a few. This summer I was feeling bad about not taking pictures. I felt uninspired and unfocused, but I realized that it’s ok to feel that way sometimes, especially in times of change, and I have just accepted it for what it is.
To move back to New York I drove across country with my mom. My tiny Civic was packed to the brim and we even had a roof carrier! I was excited for the trip and go through a part of the country I haven’t seen much of. This now being my 2nd cross-country road trip though, I felt like a pro and had a route that was aggressive and quick to get us back to the East Coast. The trip was long, and we had more than our fair share of hiccups along the way… its laughable now, but lets just say I won’t be going on any road trips any time soon.
There were a lot of cool, and sometimes surreal, parts of the trip, but one of my favorite things to see was the Oklahoma City Memorial. It has been on my bucket list for quite a while and boy am I glad we stopped.
Cheers to this summer. Cheers to memories, memorials, road trips, family, friends, compromise, change, moving, laughing instead of crying, being comfortable with being uncomfortable, tough times, good times, and embracing this crazy ride. More pictures to come more frequently…