Monday, August 01, 2011

So Much To See

I moved from a small rural town of around 14,000 to a town with over 90,000, which is next to (really connected to) a town of over 220,000.This past weekend - yesterday- I drove around by myself. I felt like a kid in a state of amazement. There is so much here. I am not accustomed to the endless shops and people. It both thrills me and startles me. I've been longing to enjoy life without a constant desire to acquire. I wonder if I will be able to continue to peruse simplicity with all of the glitz around me. I suppose simplicity in a suburb might look different from simplicity in a rural town. I also wonder how long it will take for me to belong here. It's August. At the end of the month, my kids will start school. The soccer season has begun. I will meet people through the kids' activities. I want to find activities and pursuits that I enjoy. We have found a house to rent. We should be able to move in two weeks. I am thrilled with the newness of it all.

I am enjoying a genesis.

I am enjoying the numerous coffee shops. It's comforting, this coffee habit of mine... but sometimes I feel a little lost... like this man in the coffee beans.


Anonymous said...

simplicity will grow on you, Jane Anne, and fill your soul until it feels really good and you will wonder how you ever lived somewhere else! Give it a few years - and take an occasional trip to the big city for a shopping fix:)

Salty Mom said...

I love exploring Nevada! I am sure you will meet tons of people once kids get in school and continue in their activities. I am so happy you found a house.

Foursons said...

What an adventure for you. After having lived in the same 30 mile radius my entire life I am not getting the itch to move.