This summer, our family moved from the crazy bustle of Virginia in the DC metro area.
My husband and I had grown weary of the whole competitive rat race that is Northern Virginia and Washington DC, so about a year or so ago we began the process of looking for a new position for my husband and a new place for live.
We aimed all of our darts at Indiana, but we overshot a bit and landed in South-Western Illinois.
We found a home we could fix and make our own and eventually retire in a few years. Its situated in a quiet neighborhood near parks and biking paths, the local University, and a brief drive to schools and shopping.
This has been a season of so much change for our family. We have basically left behind all our previous identity, lifestyle, friends, comforts and all things familiar. Our community, although we don’t know anyone here, has been reduced from a 70+ radius to a thin 10 miles. Even though we are in the shadow of St Louis, the twenty miles to downtown seems a world away to people who live here.
We are finding our way.