|James, Bryce and Ryan waiting to board our plane home.|
I mentioned in a previous post that we will be moving for the 2011-12 school year. A couple of weeks ago, the entire family flew out to our new, temporary home to check it out. It was the first step of our year-long adventure.
Our new town is a beautiful place, very green, and very different from our current, dry, more desert-like location. As we were flying in, the boys commented on how green it was, and they wondered where the stucco houses were. :)
There were mixed emotions (of course) for all of us. The boys are most worried about not being around their friends, the transition into a new school/town, etc.
Tom is curious about returning to school full time. He finished his first Master's degree over ten years ago.
Me? I wonder if I will find the type of yoga I like to teach and practice, have questions about continuing my life coaching while I'm gone, wondering where we will live (we haven't confirmed our housing assignment yet), etc.
All very valid concerns.
|Tom and the boys touring one of our nearby cities.|
While we were there, we toured the high school, which was big, fairly new, and offered a great selection of academic, athletic and extra-curricular activities. We saw the town and the post where Tom will be going to school.
|Sunrise on the way to the airport for an early flight home.|
Moving feels scary and unsettled (especially for me the Taurus who loves routines and predictability), but even breaking out of that is part of the journey.
My sister, Tami, says that she likes to do one thing a year that scares her, just to keep her feeling alive. This move is my one (big) thing this year that is pushing me to the edge of my comfort zone...and I know Tom and the boys are feeling the same way.
As I saw the boys in the airport looking out the window, I was caught up in the perfectness of the moment and of this adventure we all get to take together...before they very quickly graduate and move on with their lives.
The perfectness of this journey is wrapped in anticipation and excitement, through and around all of the thoughts and feelings we have as we move forward, plunging (immersing ourselves) into the mystery of what lies ahead.
During our exploratory trip, I experienced several Perfect Moments and anticipate many more as we approach our moving date (and beyond). YIKES!!!
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