Not only is blogging fun, and sometimes cathartic, but there’s an element of consistency there. As long as you have the internet you can do it from anywhere. For me, that’s been pretty important since moving to an actual home just six days ago. Few things in my life are consistent right now, but a big one is the fact that I can write.
Overall, I’m excited about the change, the decorating possibilities (many posts to come on that front), and the space, but it’s also pretty daunting. There’s something to be said about only decorating one big room, a doorman to give your packages to and a handyman that you can call 24 hours a day. I’m sure the pros of moving out of the city will soon outweigh the cons, especially with two kids, but right now it’s still a learning process, and a scary one at that. GPS has been my best friend (I have a horrible sense of direction, but I sadly even used it to get to the park three minutes from our house). I learned yesterday that there’s a Target with an outdoor parking lot and an A&P next to it to boot, way closer than the bustling one in an overly crowded mall that required me to park in an enclosed garage and pay by meter (and of course I entered in the wrong spot number when paying–you’re welcome spot 1189). Thank goodness for my friendly and extremely helpful neighbor who gave me the scoop on all of the delivery food options and helped fill our playroom with even more toys for Colette. My grill has gotten a lot of use, and sitting outside on our decks, immersed in nature, is slowly becoming the new norm. I’m getting used to the sounds the frogs in our pond make, and have daily crane sightings. It’s absolutely stunning. It’s just weird, and a big adjustment coming from a concrete jungle where everything was at my fingertips, any time of day, any day of the week.
That being said, this home has provided me with lots of ammunition for blog topics; from the best vacuum cleaner and living room furniture to the most comfortable slippers to run all around in. Lots to come. Wish me luck!