Monday, January 20, 2014

Roots and a New Year

Happy New Year Friends. 2014 is here, in full swing. I must say every year continues to come to a close much quicker than the last. 2013 was filled with so many joys; new beginnings, friendships, babies, weddings, you know the whole kaboodle. Along with all these celebrations there always comes the tough times. In my case I was struggling with who I was and what exactly I was doing with my life.  For only so long can one continue down the same path that essentially is leading nowhere. I could have created a wonderful life in Illinois doing things I loved but deep down in the pit of my heart I knew I wasn't meant to be there. Years down the road I would have regretted not taking an opportunity to spread my wings to fly away to a new place. So I did. I spread my wings and flew away. Flew away to God's country and far from the cornfields of Illinois. Don't take it the wrong way. It's not that I wasn't happy with my life in Illinois, because I had the best support system of family and friends a girl could ask for. I knew my town like the back of my hand. I had roots. Those roots were spread deep within my community. I felt comfortable.

So here I am, a few thousand miles away at the base of a mountain range. I love it, every day I am still working on my person and what exactly happiness is. But within 2013 I grew as a human being and did exactly what I had planned to do and that was start a new adventure. I have a feeling 2014 will be the best yet so be sure to stick around! Feels to good to be back in this place. I will try my best to keep it updated more regularly.

//on my window sill\\
//New to me vintage rug for my room\\ 
//this beaut mades its way all the way from Illinois in my carryon & caused us to get searched\\
//new sneaks just so happen to be my least favorite color EVER... but they are reflective... New motivation?\\
//ants on a log are the perfect midday snack, no judging\\


  1. I am so happy for you, Rachel. I love this post describing your spreading of wings. You are such a lovely young lady, and I'm so glad I've had the opportunity to know you better. I love seeing your mom, and getting updates on you. It sounds like you are living the life you love. Your new job seems to give you some great travel opportunities during training and nice resorts to stay. Keep posting! Love you!

    1. Thanks Susan I really love it here. Every day is a new learning experience and each day it feels more and more like home! Hope all is well with you and the boys, especially your new little grand baby!