17 December 2011

Winter Road Trip { A New Chapter }

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Today we load up all our stuff and embark on our second cross-country drive in two years... this time, headed in the opposite direction. Right this second, my life feels chaotic, surreal, messy, exhausting, somber, exciting and so many other things all at the same time. This most recent chapter of life has been so strange and hard for me to explain. Sometimes I'm tempted to say it's been the worst chapter of my life so far, and sometimes I absolutely want to call it the best. It's definitely been the hardest, the most confusing, and the most challenging. Someday I hope to sum it up with more wisdom and maturity. Really, my only Christmas wish is a moment silent and still enough for some solitude and reflection. But for now... here we go! Goodbye, Maryland. Hello, California!

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^ We're actually going to be in a giant Budget truck and my 2006 Mini Cooper, with craploads of boxes rather than a Christmas tree... but, I'd really prefer if you picture us this way. It's much more stylish and quaint. ;)

P.S. I sincerely apologize for my sporadic blogging lately. The next couple of weeks will be insane, and as much as I'd like to post all of the fun gift guides I have lined up, I can't guarantee whether I'll post all of them or none of them. But I do promise that no matter what happens, I'll make it up to you! Also, some blogging advice: Don't ever start a blog series when you're in the middle of moving. And some life advice: If you can avoid it, don't ever make a cross-country move the week before Christmas.

P.P.S. If you have any recommendations of restaurants, shops, and sights worth seeing along the 40 in between Virginia and California that you think would make our trip more fun, let me know please! Maybe I'll snap some Instagrams there for you! :)

6 comments:

  1. Hope you have a safe drive to California!

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  2. Looking forward to hearing the details of your move - hope all is well! xo

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  3. Moving back to California? Seems like you just moved to Maryland!

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  4. Lauren and Amanda: Thanks! So far, so good! :)

    Deborah: Yep! It's been a year and a half already, which is the amount of time we planned to live there! When I look back on it, sometimes it feels like it flew by, and sometimes it feels like a lifetime!

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  5. Bri! If you get a chance, check out my roadtrip rewind tag on my blog for stops along your way - we drove from Philadelphia to LA in August 2010! http://hernewleaf.wordpress.com/category/roadtrip-rewind/

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  6. Wow I can't believe you guys are moving back to CA! Hope the drive goes well!

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