Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Whew! It's Over!!

My semester is over. Tonight I took my last Anatomy and Physiology test and turned in my final photography project. What a relief!

These last few semesters have been pretty crazy. There was the whole deal with my crazy ex-SIL and us taking in Bubby, MM's promotion, our house selling, MM's job going by way of the oh-so-joyous lay off. Our decision to move back to AZ, living with M2 and her family, getting ready to move in with M1 in Phoenix. And there's still so much more to come....

Looking for work, shopping for a house, reacquainting ourselves with that desert heat. Not to mention the horrible traffic and lines at the grocery store, at the bank, at the post office, at the movies. But we'll be near family and friends, in a city we both grew up in, near museums and concerts and parks and zoos, and loving those gorgeous Arizona winters and springs.

I feel like tonight is an ending to a beautiful chapter of my life. Our life in Texas wasn't anything like I imagined it would be, and a lot has changed these last four years.

I met friends I'll love forever, who will be a part of my life forever. I was able to get started down a road that let me return to school, that led me to home schooling, that led me to being a better parent, a better wife, and hopefully a better person. I was able to really decide what my priorities were (are) and begin working with MM to align our individual wants and needs in ways that work for both of us.

There is still so much to be done. And things, as usual, didn't turn out anything like I had planned. But it's been fun (mostly), and I can't wait to see what happens for us next.


Zayna said...

That's so awesome. It's really inspiring for me because I feel like I'm about to begin a very similar journey.

Part of me is of course terrified, but I know it's something that will so benefit us as a family.

Reading posts like this are really encouraging!

Thanks for sharing and of course congrats.

Lisa said...

Thank you, Sheri! It's always a little scary to go through this much change, but it's also pretty exhilarating. One minute I can't wait to see what happens next, the next minute I'm fretting about all the things that could go wrong....