That’s the word I would use if I was trying to describe the last few months of our lives. My last post was in March – and for good reason. We welcomed our second daughter into the world, Zoe Caroline and she’s been amazing but it has not been without it’s challenges. We sold our house in WA. We went to the Midwest for almost 5 weeks. We moved to Arizona. Ryan transitioned to working from home. I transitioned to working a different shift. It’s been…a lot to say the least. Wonderful, but wow.

I think I will look back on this season of my life as one of the most challenging. Every year in our Christmas card I seem to say “We’re hoping for quiet year” and every year it seems like the new year takes it as a challenge and is like “hold my beer.” This year takes the cake. I am not sure how many life events you can cram into a 4 month period, but I think we might hold a new record.

I plan to recount a lot of this in the next few weeks as I am finally starting to feel like I have a handle on my life – and honestly I haven’t felt like that for a while. I can feel myself getting my groove back, and I think I can largely attribute that to the fact that I am getting back to my job this week. It’s been helpful in reminding me about my identity and making me feel more tangibly that I am doing something. It also helps that it forces me to start getting us all on a routine, something that we have missed tremendously. Now that I am somewhat settled, I feel like I can spend more time focusing on our family and developing myself again and really just getting to know this new area. We’re excited about our new adventure and I think for the first time this year, we’re finally at a place where we can sit down and maybe relax or breathe a little bit.

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