Wednesday, April 7, 2010

.the road is calling.

the road
For a long time, I've been known as the "gypsy" in the family. Growing up, we moved around a lot. I attended 5 different elementary schools by the time I was in the 5th grade. Although some would say that perhaps that was unhealthy, I enjoyed it. I loved being able to see new things and to meet new kids, experience new adventures. I guess you can say, nothing's changed.

This week, my husband's job officially closed its doors and what plans we thought we had were shut down. Potential jobs fell through. We are faced with having to move out of this house by the end of the month, and the question of Where are we going to go? Timing is lousy. But maybe, just maybe there is a bigger, better plan that we just can't see yet. After being given very disappointing news, the only thoughts that came to my mind were to sell just about everything we have, save sentimental things, our cameras and laptops, and begin traveling again. The idea never would have even phased me had it not been for the simple fact that we are now parents to a little soon-to-be-three year old. Back in the day, it was nothing for me to pick up and go to wherever, whenever. Not anymore. Before I start to sound like I am lamenting my role as mother, I am not. In a way, I also want my child to see and experience different places. I don't know. My Mom has decided to move back to North Carolina at the end of the month and I can't help but think that maybe NC wouldn't be a bad place to go. As a matter of fact, I LOVED North Carolina. I loved the fact that it only took me 45 minutes to get to the mountains, whether towards Boone or Asheville. It is such a beautiful state.

The open road is calling me again. And I think this time, I'm going to answer. . . with my family of course! ;)


  1. I have always said I wanted to retire to North Carolina - the coast, but definitely NC. I wish you the best - having undergone a move because of a job loss, I feel for you.


  2. Thanks Char, that means alot.
    Every plan we had in place has
    been nixed. We are going to go
    ahead and have a huge yard sale.
    I feel a big adventure about to
    take place but I gotta admit, I'm
    a little scared. Trying really hard
    not to get depressed. Think happy
    thoughts right?! ;D

  3. That's certainly hard news. Lots of changes in the offing and when you're staring at the mountain, all paths involve climbing.

    I can only wish you well as you make new plans. NC is a lovely place - I have a sister near Charlotte. A door closes, another opens.

    God bless.

  4. i'm really impressed with the way you're able to see the positive in this and divine the creative openings this calling road can lead to.
    i'm a fan of change of travelling & change too but can see how that might be a different reality when you're part of a family... i wish you luck.

    (and i LIKE that photo, the perspective is really that of New Beginnings)

  5. I certainly understand your predicament... and having an Army brat / veteran soldier as a husband, I can definitely understand a nomadic lifestyle. (That's something I've always wanted for myself and will hopefully one day attain.) I trust that whatever decision you make will be the right one for you and your family. (And if we both end up in NC... well, that would be heavenly!) xoxo

  6. the best of luck to you on this new really has to be called what it is and an adventure is what's in front of you !

    we have moved often and i'm a gypsy, too......and if NC is calling you...GO...GO...GO......we lived in cary for 3 years and I love that state....the coast, the mountains....the's perfect !

  7. I just wanted to tell you all
    thank you. It means a lot to
    me that you would take the time
    to stop by and give your words
    of encouragement. I will definitely
    keep you all posted on the changes
    to come!

  8. Change is always scary - sometimes in an exhilarating rollercoaster sort of way. I also have small children and completely understand how much of an impact they have on the choices we make; but ultimately, loving them really will get them through anything. I wish you luck, laughter and adventure as you begin this new chapter in your life.
    And I love the perspective in this photo - wonderful.

  9. I'm sure you'll find the right place for you. "ce qui n'évolue pas meurt" so this is such a good opportunity to grow as a flower...
    Your fotos are amazing*

  10. so so sorry for all your disappointments of late ..NC is simply lovely and moving with a young child is easier emotionally for them before all the friends are made etc.


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