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.

3 comments:

cinderella11pm 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.