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Change


Change. You dream about it with wide eyes. When it comes, it’s usually flavored with a touch of bitter and a dash of sweet because you’re parting ways with the past while honoring the beauty of it—with gratefulness and the promise of even more beautiful moments ahead.

We’re moving. We’ve wanted this for years and I guess now is the time. It’s happening faster than expected, but this is a good thing. As beautiful as our house is, I haven’t really appreciated it lately. Now that I can count the days I’ll be living here, it all seems richer to me. When we first laid eyes on it, we were awestruck, and it warms my heart that it’s another family’s turn to feel this way.

Oftentimes you lose something to gain something. I appreciate all the time we’ve had here and I’m excited about the new memories that are waiting to be made at our new home.

Moving is the perfect time to simplify, so right now we’re going through all the nooks and crannies, discarding what we don’t need and rediscovering things we forgot we had. Like sifting through dirt to get to gold, we’re finding forgotten treasures hidden in all the dusty clutter. Isn’t this so much like life? Changes can force you to reevaluate what you really need and what you really don’t. We need to get rid of certain things to make room for what’s more important and for the new things that are coming.

I’m grateful for the bittersweet. I’m making sure that I relish it and enjoy it. Letting go of this house helps me frame the memories made here in a new light—a more nostalgic one—and appreciate everything more.

So here’s to change. To the hustle and bustle of transition. To the moments that make you pause and reflect. May you always look back with gratitude and look forward with hope. Take it all in—everything about the moment you find yourself in right now. Cherish it. It will soon be gone, but may it be fully experienced and fully lived. The present deserves your attention. I dare you to welcome change with eyes wide open.


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