Why hello, old friend…
New months means new possibilities, right? I hope so. But this month comes with a shadow.
- I’ve established that I love fall. I’m more than excited to start seeing the change of seasons wash over the city. It won’t be the same as when I lived in Goshen (aka The Maple City), but still.
- New month, new job! I start in just over a week. One word: YAY.
- I’ve got a play date with an awesome pup! (The Bartender gets his dog for the weekend, and I get to hang out with both of them.)
- On Monday I board a plane and head off east! Plans are taking shape as to what we’ll actually be doing… Day trip to Maine, romping through Vermont & New Hampshire, then off to Canada… included in all of this is visiting my cousin for her birthday!
And then the reality of this month sinks in. This year marks 4 years since we lost my stepmom Karen to cancer. If I’ve gained one thing, it’s perspective. I lost a parent. In the list of things that have happened in my life, that’s pretty major.
Perspective has been a key thing in my life lately. And on that note, I really encourage you to read Paige’s post I’m not sorry. She has the strength to say so many things I wish I could.