One Day. At a Time.
Taking a deep breath. While sitting on my new emerald-green couch. Coffee in hand. The light is pouring through my window and I am studying my surroundings intently. Clarity is beginning to settle in. For the first time in, honestly, quite some time.
I know I keep saying this, but it's true. This week has been a complete whirlwind. This summer has been a whirlwind. THE PAST THREE MONTHS. I can draw a (very blurry) semi-frantic line from May 31, when my husband graduated school, to today, where I am sitting in an unfamiliar apartment in the center of all urban divinity. And somehow it's very quiet. Strung between these monumental moments is a series of sweet messy memories, eating in European parks, goofing off in the Georgia grass with my niece and nephews, laughing with my dad on the back porch, drinking wine with my dear old friend, sometimes crying, fighting, swimming, running, singing, squeezing the pulp out of a three month period of bliss. It's been anything but numb. I feel like I have lived a lifetime in a summer. And now here I sit.
The past week has contained its own little timeline of intensity: Left Georgia on a road trip to my new world (New York City!), moved into the new place, shopped at IKEA, built a bunch of new furniture, had friends in town for a mere moment, ate some cookies, and now it's all starting to settle in. Just barely. Because I am still surrounded by boxes and random bits of my past life, sprawling across the wooden floor, irritating me for their lack of a place in this foreign space. But then I just breathe again, because I know everything will settle in nicely. At least I have Internet now.
There is much more to be said, explained and shown. This season holds a new life for me and therefore, by extension, this blog. I look forward to chronicling the next season! I've been brainstorming throughout the summer (those long train rides in Germany gave me some time to think about some new things for Oy!), and September will kick off a new chapter for the blog. I'm thrilled to share these new adventures with you. Hang with me, dear Oy-sters. A monumentally Big Apple-infused adventure awaits!