The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
This time last year, I was driving back to Vancouver, WA from watching The Smashing Pumpkins in concert in Everett. I had been in Washington State for just over 24 hours and was already recovering from my solo adventure to see Billy Corgan live.
With my bestie in tow, we checked out a local favorite for breakfast and drove around the city that would shortly be my home.
A year in the Pacific Northwest has been a whirlwind of fun, adventure and adjustment. Thus is the life of a Navy family.
The weather is turning cold again, and the leaves on the trees separating our home from the house behind us are beginning to change hues and are starting to thin. This means about six months of seeing into the lives of the neighbors I have yet to meet and vice versa. Although, we've met the lovely neighbors on our own street. Not to mention that we've met nearly all the Chamorros there are to meet in a 50 mile radius.
I’ve attended four concerts in the last year, one Comic Con and have traversed up and down this coast from Portland to Canada.
There’s something lovely about our new state. It’s green. It’s fresh and the notable change in seasons keeps us interested.
I self published Secret Shopper. Joined NaNoWriMo last November and wrote a draft of Wonder Summer, the YA adventure I am editing and shining up for, hopefully traditional publication. I’m joining again next month, ideas brewing in my writer brain.
My children have made friends. My husband has embraced hunting and fishing. And I continue to be a Goddess in Training.
All in all, I give our first year in Washington State 5 stars. It has helped our family evolve into better versions of ourselves.