I’m sure I’ve told this story before, but when the Hub’s job transferred us back to NY and we were trying to figure out where to live, he suggested our current town. I believe my response was something akin to “Who the hell wants to live there?!” “There,” of course, being where we’ve lived for the past 10 years- a small college town without a mall or even a Starbucks. To say that I was a little underwhelmed when we moved here would be an understatement.
But a decade later and this is Home. This is the place where it’s impossible to run to the grocery store without seeing at least one person you know. Where the kids sporting events are also social events for the Hubs and me as we catch up with friends and get to know classmates parents betters. A place where I look forward to monthly PTA meetings (yes, really!) to try to figure out how to give back to the school.
It’s not easy making a life in a new place as an adult- a place where you don’t know anyone. Where we live now isn’t a utopia, but it’s become Home. It’s a place I’m invested in as it’s the place my kids will grow up in. Sure, it may have snowed here for the past 3 days (*sob*)- but it’s still a place I’m so thankful to have found.