I am a mother of 3 small children with a very supportive husband who recently took a leap of faith with my family and moved almost 1500 miles away from my extended family and beloved community to Coconut Grove (Miami), Florida.
LONGER VERSION, describing new focus of my blog:
I cannot explain my desire to really know every inch of this city. My family and I moved to Miami four months ago and I am just so…well, tantalized, by all of the layers and details that make this city who she is.
I also think it is more than that. Maybe if I can learn what makes this city pulse than I have the chance to become a part of that current?
That sounds so dramatic doesn’t it? Maybe it’s just that as a mom with 3 young children in school, and limited free time I am struggling to be patient. I keep learning of new areas to explore in Miami, or an event to attend, and have to add them to the list, because there just isn’t enough time in each day. But slowly I will make time… that promise satisfy and excites me.
I’ve had a few friends call me fearless, and on some days that feels to be so. I am brave; I love to try new things. But I’ve also wondered if it is insecurity. Why not just settle in the moment? But, I don’t think about either long- I’m not really interested in dissecting my curiosity.
I think maybe some of us are just born that way- we like to GO!
(I digress here, but bear with me… I have a cute story) My youngest daughter is the same. If anyone is leaving the house, AK is throwing on her tutu and coming along. She can be seen almost everywhere in one of many tutus, BUT NOT at school. Much to her dismay at her new school all must wear uniforms. However, just because you don’t see the tutu doesn’t mean it isn’t there… you would not believe the fashions that AK has underneath that plaid skirt.
When we moved here we jumped into school, and baseball, and began to create all of our new routines. And even though that has been hectic, being unencumbered by social obligations can really free up your schedule!
So we’ve started to explore and I would like to share these adventures with you here on this blogsite, primarily because I like to write. I find it a bit therapeutic when I miss friends or family OR when I’ve been on mommy mode for too long and my brain is starting to feel like mush.
Also, I have had many sweet friends call or email to check in on us and I thought this would be a great way to keep up.
And maybe, it might help somebody else? If nothing else give you a nudge to go explore your own city…. Find out what makes it who she is? Or if you are coming to Miami I hope I can give you some fun ideas on how to spend your time here.