I can't believe we are living in New Mexico again. I have never been happier and truly believe this is where I'm supposed to be. People have been asking me why we moved back over and over. The first thing I say to those who ask is we didn't know what we had until it was gone. The second thing I tell them? I don't want my child growing up like I did. This does NOT mean I had a bad upbringing or regret anything about my childhood, teenage years, or early adulthood in the Midwest. To me, this statement simply means that I want something different for my child. I am giving him or her an opportunity that I was never given. An opportunity I never even knew I wanted. I want them to see culture daily and to be exposed to new experiences I was never able to experience growing up. I want them to wake up and see the mountains every day, hike in nature every weekend, smell the green chile every fall and the piñon in the winter. I want to give them a new life, a different life than I had.
There is no doubt I love Michigan and everything it has to offer. I will visit with my child annually, showing them the house I grew up in, the school I went to, and all my favorite places. But until then, we will create brand new memories together in this state. I will be able to give them a life that is not just new to them but new to me. I will be able to witness a life grow in a new way, different than I am used to. I hope these memories include all our close family and friends. I would LOVE for my child to be your tour guide someday.
Check out the pictures of our new place below!
|our kitchen and smaller dining area|
|our dining and sitting area|
|our tv loft|