Recovering, Reflecting, Revealing

Since my last post, I’ve been gradually recovering from the chaos that was December 2021.

Anyone else?

I’ve also been reflecting a lot lately. Reflecting on my recent past as a blogger, my current work life, and what I’ve learned and accomplished, not only in 2021, but since moving to Colorado with Hubs in 2016.

I am in a better frame of mind than I was when I wrote the last post of 2021. Time and the quiet space of my home have made that possible.

Checking some major things off my “to do” list at work has also made that possible. Grant submitted. Inventory done.

I guess you could say that right now, I’m breathing a long sigh of relief.

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And I’m ready to begin to share in this space what I’ve learned so far: as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of living, loving, and working in Colorado since 2016. As a result of parenting adults and being someone’s grandma. As a result of the meaningful friendships I’ve had (and still have) in my life. As a result of this being the year in which I turn 55.

Not to be dramatic or anything.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to go into all of that right here and now. I think it’s safe to say that I’ll get into it when I get into it. In 2022.

Because I have had a big old pin in something I’ve wanted to tell you all for the last couple of months.

If I was going to be dramatic and ridiculous here, I would show you this image before I spat out what it is that is housing (ha ha) the pin. Was that a pun?

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Okay, so here it is:

I’m certain that for at least part of this year I will reside in Colorado. I will have a new zip code before the end of 2022. The license plates on the truck will be changing.

You get where I’m going with this?

Yes, of course you do. I know you all are not morons.

Hubs and I are moving. Our time in the great state of Colorado will come to, what feels to me, while not entirely pleasant and actually sad in some important ways, a natural end.

In 2022. To either Minnesota or Wisconsin; closer to both of our families and life-long friends. We are making some updates to our town home here, selling it and heading north.

So that’s my big news. I couldn’t just write a regular old post this week and ignore this major life decision I was holding in.

I’m going to buckle up, and if I was going to be dramatic, I’d tell you, as a reader, that you may want to as well.

2022 is bound to be quite a trip.

6 thoughts on “Recovering, Reflecting, Revealing”

  1. Rhonda,
    That is big news! I’m excited for y’all! Having lived in Texas all my life, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to live somewhere else, but I think I’d get homesick pretty quickly. Anyway, I know that much thought had to go into making such a huge change, so, again, kudos to going back to where so many will welcome you with open arms! The thing is, since we’re blogger friends, as long as you’re online, it’s all good.👍 Gotta love the internet just for that reason! Mona

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  2. Good for you–and your family! So wonderful to be near loved ones. No exciting locale is better than being close by for holidays, etc., in my opinion! And I totally get the recovery necessary from December and all the holiday chaos. Every year I think it’ll be different, but it never is. I host Thanksgiving and “Thanksmas” for family that comes in and Christmas for those of us here in MD. See, if we just all lived at home, we’d have more help! It’s weird to think I’m already looking forward to having kids who are old enough to invite me over for a holiday. I’ll be putting my feet up for sure! Best of luck with the move-planning, etc., etc.!

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