it's the simplest of things

It seems strange to think that just a few weeks ago, I was still living in New Hampshire.
Yesterday, I had to trade out my New Hampshire license plates for Arizona ones,
and I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a little pang of sadness.
I feel it every time I move to a new state though, really...
It's the end of an era, but it's also the start of a new one that I'm so excited for.

^^^ my collection is growing 

The crazy thing is that this time next year, I'll (most likely) have New York plates on my car,
and I'll have my Arizona plate up there with the others.
There's a certain thrill to moving all around and exploring these new places,
but there's a restlessness to it all, too.

I'm terribly excited to discover this Army life and all its adventures with Ryan,
and I'm thrilled to see all these places and do all these things with him and the family we hope to have someday.
It's definitely daunting though, to think that those three license plates could grow by another three
by the time Ryan's done in the Army.

Right now though, it's the simplest of things making me happy. 
We go to yoga every Monday and Wednesday, we're running together,
we juice every evening and make a point of cuddling and having "us" time so we don't get overwhelmed
by the day-to-day tasks that are, in the end, actually trivial.
It's an exciting life we lead, and I'm looking forward to every little new adventure.


  1. not sure i you watch friends but when you said 'it's the end of an era' all i could think of is when Rachel and Monica stop living together because Monica moves in with a boy.. aka Chandler!

  2. I love cuddle is the best way to just unwind and stay centered :) Xx.

  3. So many adventures await you - that is so cool! I feel so boring - haha! Maybe when you move to NY, we could meet up sometime!

  4. Glad you are embracing the adventures. Taking the time to just being together is so great!

  5. You have a great attitude and that will certainly serve you well! I've never been to any of the states you've lived in haha

  6. Awh this is so sweet! :) I'm glad you're enjoying yourself!

  7. New York!! My home state - where in NY? It can be hard sometimes… this military adventure, but I so think it's worth it. Better than living a boring life, right!? :)

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  9. Wow, my ex-husband is named Ryan, and he was in the army also! Lol. That's too funny. I completely understand what you're talking about when you say that moving is a really daunting task. Since I was 14 I've moved 12+ times. It's all been in the same state (except for once), but it's a huge task to pack everything up, move it, and set it all back up. Kids make it more difficult. Lol. I really hope to find somewhere to settle down and stay for more than a year soon. My family moved a lot when I was young, and I never really felt like any of the houses were my "home" except for the one that I was in for 9 years. I want my kids to have a home and I want them to be able to say that they grew up in ONE house, not 7 like I did. Anyway, I hope you're enjoying Arizona. With all this snow and cold temps in Chicago lately, I know I'd LOVE to be there! haha.

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

  10. It's not easy moving. We lived in New York for many years and moved several times, but at least within the city. Then moved to Italy, Bangladesh, India, now we're in Sicily. It's tough, especially getting used to new surroundings and people.

  11. I can't wait to follow along with all the adventures :)