2011 holds several huge milestones in my life. I graduated from college (well, walked at graduation anyway), married my best friend, moved away from home, and started working full time. There are also a lot of other memorable moments from the year, like the birth of my nephew and lots of great traveling with family and friends.
I hate to be cliché, but life really does pass by in the blink of an eye. Feels just like last week that I was trying on wedding dresses with my sister, or that I was rushing to Kansas City with my parents for the birth of my nephew. Now here I am a year later on an airplane back to my life in the city. Jacob and I made it through four years of college without ever having to come home for the holidays. We were lucky to always have home at our fingertips. I never thought it be so painful to leave.
We love our life in Boston. We love the excitement, the hussle and bussle of life in a city, and most importantly, we love starting roots of our own and really growing together in our marriage—although, I don’t like goodbyes. (But who does?) I don’t like the pain that comes along with knowing it will likely be months until I am reunited with those that I love most. I keep getting onto Jacob… he was supposed to event the teleporter years ago. Wouldn’t that be nice? 🙂
2011 is one for the record books. We experienced many big firsts that usually takes years for many. I wonder what 2012 holds for us? We know that we will keep roots in Boston for at least the next 20 months, so no plans for a new city just yet. But then what? I guess that’s something for the 2013 record books…
For now, our focus is to get Jacob through his first year of graduate school, seek out God’s plans for our lives, explore as much as we can, and hopefully make some new friendships along the way.
Here’s to 2012. May it be full of many blessings, good health, and new discoveries. Happy New Year!