Monday, April 7, 2014

Feels Like Home

This weekend I was able to take some quality me time and relax. Things have been really busy for us lately and it was nice to take a break this weekend and relax. One of my favorite things to do to unwind is go on long walks with Charlie. Now that spring has arrived I jump at every chance.  A lot of the time I walk with Charlie by myself and we explore our apartment complex. When I'm feeling more adventurous Joe and I will take him to the local greenway. I find that walks are great to decompress from the stress of the day. On my walks is where I come up with solutions to problems at work, day dream about the future and plan future blog posts.

One thing that I have been thinking a lot lately is that this is now home. Joe and I are not spontaneous people at all. If we are going to try a new place for dinner or even go see a movie both of us like to have a few days notice. So moving was out of character for us. In less than a month, we both got new jobs and packed up all our things and moved to Cary. It was a crazy whirlwind of quick decisions and choices. Thankfully in less than months we sold our house and are officially residents of Cary.

I think it is finally settled in that we live here now and Wilmington is no longer home. I have caught myself self correcting now when I refer to Wilmington places as "our" store or restaurant. My goal now is to find some place here that feel like "our" spots. Included in that goal is to find a church home. Since marathon training is winding down and I won't be spending Sunday's recovering I am looking forward to trying out local churches. Any tips on how to meet a bunch of new people and find a church to call home would be greatly appreciated!

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7 comments:

  1. I had the same struggles when I moved in with my fiance. I still don't feel like this is "home," but I'm trying my best. I would like to find a church home, but it's just hard when you get older. I need the advice too!

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  2. We were down there this weekend. My husband is with the Carolina Mudcats and he stays in Knightdale! Its a slower pace of life down there and beautiful!

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  3. I'm totally in the same boat with being in limbo a little with where "home" is. I'm still trying to find my routines and regular spots. Glad to know you sold your house and are getting settled!

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  4. Several people from our life group were asking Sunday if you had found a church yet. Hope you find one soon!

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  5. I just recently moved away from my hometown too and my advice is don't get discouraged if you don't find "your" places right away. We've been here 8 months and just feel like we're settling into favorites. Enjoy the exploration process!
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  6. I love this post! I've never been great with change, so I'm sure moving to a brand new place has been scary and tough. It sounds like you have the right attitude though! Good luck!

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  7. It's so nice to get a weekend like that just to breathe and catch back up! It would be so difficult to just up and move and change everything, but that can be so exciting too! I hope you find "your" spot soon :)

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