Life has changed for us. Drastically. So without further ado, here is what I meant to post months ago:
But that's not how it works.
Life as a work-at-home mama means that life is busy, all the time. It means that posting on the blog is something I do when I'm procrastinating work. It means that the post I make is sup-par.
So, as brief as I'm able - we're moving back to Michigan. We grew up there, we love it there. We miss our families.
Michigan means: Our business continues on, better than ever. Without this, we'd have given up on our business entirely.
Michigan means: family. So much family.
Michigan means: No more boat life, at least for now. We love it, but we need to go home for now.
Michigan means: So many things. We'll miss our friends. So much. It's been incredible on the East Coast and I'm not sure we'll ever find a group of friends quite like the ones we have here. It was unexpected, but incredible. It's going to be the most difficult part of moving, without a doubt. We're planning on not having a going away party, because we're not sure if we can handle the sadness.
And hopefully, Michigan means: a life less hectic. Less cluttered. We've been so insanely busy for the last two years. It makes my mind spin. I don't know how we've kept up with as much stuff as we have without going insane. Boat life makes everything 10x harder. Showers, laundry, dog walking, you name it. It's all insanely difficult when you live on a boat. For awhile it doesn't matter so much, but then a kid comes along and things that were 10x harder become 100x harder. Really. I am so excited for simple showers, simple laundry, simple dog walks. Simple sleep. Simple living.
So there it is. We're moving in two weeks, so I don't expect to post much before then. Hopefully once we move I'll have more time, but I'm not so sure that time will be all spent posting on the blog...I want to play my guitar. I want to start woodworking. I want to give Ivy more time. I want to spend more time with family.
Hopefully soon, I can at least post some photos. It's been a long, long time.