“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles in life.” -John Amatt
Half a year, 6 months, 195 days, or 4,680 hours; however you put it, it just doesn't seem long enough. But when I look back, it also seems like we were pulling up to our new home just yesterday. The past six months have been an absolute roller coaster of emotions. To say it was difficult would be a understatement, but I can honestly say now that I wouldn't change any of it for the world.
Up until the day we left Washington I was excited, nothing could get me down. No one's negative remarks could have changed my mind. I was thrilled for our new adventure and I couldn't wait until we were finally able to leave. But the morning we finally piled into the cars and left was the first time it hit me. What the heck were we doing? Was I really this crazy, dragging my husband along on some crazy whim?
July 17, 2017: We celebrated our anniversary & drove to the coast to say goodbye.
In the beginning, it was hard. Really, really hard. In fact, there were several times I wanted to just call it quits and head back to Washington. But I kept telling myself to go one more day. I replayed Kimmy Schmidt's hilarious line, "I learned a long time ago that a person can stand just about anything for 10 seconds, then you just start on a new 10 seconds. All you’ve got to do is take it 10 seconds at a time," over and over again in my head. I was terrified of hearing "I told you so" from everyone who doubted us. But more importantly, I was terrified of letting myself and Marc down.
"I learned a long time ago that a person can stand just about anything for 10 seconds, then you just start on a new 10 seconds. All you’ve got to do is take it 10 seconds at a time" -Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Six months later I finally feel like I can say, "We are doing it!" This journey has already been more amazing than I ever could have dreamed. I have been able to share the farm with multiple other artists, I have been connected with amazing vendors, and I got to watch Marc finish school and graduate with honors. While this big of a leap of faith might not be for everyone, the idea remains the same. Life is too short to not take risks. Had we not moved here, we would be stuck in the same routine, living in the same apartment we couldn't afford, and we never would have grown into who we are today.