Tuesday, June 17, 2014

there's no going back / jack of all trades link-up

A strange thing happened to me this morning. I was looking around my new apartment with its extra bedroom and spacious bathroom and big, gorgeous windows that let the sunlight pour inside… and my heart started to ache for our little guest house.

“What’s wrong with you?” my mind demanded of my heart. “Look around. This is what you’ve been dreaming about. This is what you’ve longed for. You’re so much closer to work. You’re so much closer to school. You’re so much closer to all the people you love most. Why are you aching?”

“For the familiar,” my heart responded. “For the early run around the neighborhood, for the playful fights over space in the bathroom, for the shared meal at the kitchen table… for the first place Daniel and I called home.”

There’s something heart-breaking about the knowledge that there’s no going back. It’s a feeling I experience occasionally - after a weekend spent with college friends, looking through pictures of summers at the lake cabin, walking through my childhood bedroom. 

What once was tangible - a guest house, One Tree Hill marathons, wakeboard lessons - has now become only a memory. And though I firmly believe that the best is yet to come, I have to remind myself to quit looking in the rearview mirror. There’s no U-turns allowed on this road.

All this to say, I couldn’t be more excited for our new home. We already have some house guests lined up for the coming weeks, and I have no doubts that many wonderful, crazy memories will be made inside these walls. 

Still, a little part of me is mourning the change. And that’s okay.

Do you ever experience U-turn moments?

I'm hosting the Jack of All Trades link-up with Chantel from A Harvest of Blessing. This is one of my favorites because I get to read about all sorts of topics and meet so many new bloggers. You can link up your post below on any topic you choose.

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