Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Today, I have some big news to share. I can hardly even believe it myself, but my husband and I will be leaving Wyoming to move back to Pittsburgh, PA, in a few short months.
My insides feel twisty-turny even as I type this. I have always known that Wyoming was not the last stop on our journey, but I really never thought we'd leave so soon. It has been four years and counting. The first two years were hard. I missed my family and my friends, and I missed green trees and sushi and I missed my job. But then we found a house - not just any house - my dream house. And I fell in love with my small little town, and began to thrive as a photographer on my own. I began to appreciate the mountains, and the vast open spaces, and the laid back Western lifestyle. I didn't adopt it all, but I found a comfortable place to be myself in Wyoming, and I found happiness.
But there are two people in every relationship, and when I found out that my husband was growing unhappy at his work, we both knew a change was in the air. He supports me as I work for myself and do what I need to do - photography - to satisfy my soul. So as much as I do love it here in Wyoming, there was but one solution - to go where my husband can be happy every day and satisfy his soul through work. A wonderful opportunity will take us back to Pittsburgh, where he can do the work he loves, testing and user interface for robotics, without the relentless stress that management brings. I know that may sound backwards to some, since a lot of people work toward management as a goal, but in this household, we work toward happiness and satisfaction.
It will be a few months before we move, though already the to-do list is growing long and I am already aware of experiencing things for the last time out here. Time is short, but I am going to make the most of it.