March 19, 2014

drifting vs settling

Since I was twelve I've been on the move, drifting from one experience to the next. I always aimed to run towards stuff, not away. This lead me to Minnesota, a college degree, studying abroad in two regions, countless jobs and loves. My leaps and bounds peaked in my mid-twenties and have been slowing down since then. With ownership of a house - and settling in it with my beloved - I feel the echoes and rings of my former lives and selves settling in around me like leaves falling from a tree. As if, before, all my living situations were temporary - my lease was never more than a year ahead. But now I am committing to at least five years, possibly ten or twenty if the horrors of moving and house buying stay strong in my memory and no external circumstances cause us to uproot.

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September 29, 2013


It has been just over four months since we bought our house and I still get goose bumps thinking about it. I can't believe we are so lucky (and so adult) to actually "own" a house! I want to start writing about this discover process and capture the newness of it - since so many people I speak with have purchased multiple houses and seem to take it for granted. And because our house is very very far from perfect so this will both give me a chance to vent and a chance to celebrate while keeping track to make sure I don't wander too far off reality in one direction.