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What Happens in Vegas


What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Literally.  Because we live here now.  So weird to be typing that out!  I never dreamed of leaving Tacoma, WA.  And even if I did imagine live anywhere else, it would NEVER have been Vegas.  And now that makes me a little sad, because I have a secret.  I love it here.  

Vegas very quickly became home to us.  We discuss this often, because we truly loved Tacoma with our whole hearts and did not imagine leaving.  So how come Vegas won us over so quickly?  I really do think it’s for a variety of reasons.  Let’s discuss.

First and foremost, let’s talk about the most glaringly obvious reason.  The sunshine.  It’s glorious.  I won’t even try to discount this point.  In hindsight, I can now see that the Winter and early Spring seasons in WA really did have an impact on my mental health.  Waking up to sunshine on most days has reignited a desire to live life so fully, and with everything I have to give.  That is the only way I can put it into words.  Now, come June…this tune may change some.  But maybe I’ll just be even more “on fire” to live my best life!  HA HA.

Most of you who know me, know that, I have the tendency to be doing the most.  All. The. Time. And while it can sometimes be great, and exciting things come of it, most of the time I was fighting the chaos in my brain.  Too many ideas, too much inspiration, to many dreams to chase, and too much change to be made.  My best friend literally had to become my project manager for MY LIFE.  It was bad.  Relocating was the best thing for that.  I’m away from most family and friends that I know and love, and it’s just me and my little family.  Not a lot of distraction, more time at home, less hustle and bustle.  I never realized how hectic our lives where until we got here and just let out a huge sigh of relief.  There is room to breathe.  And rest. We can plan for the future we hope to realize, without all the surrounding busyness we had grown numb to.

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” » Frederick Buechner

Time has been the biggest gift from all of this.  I mentioned it a bit in the last paragraph, but now it deserves our full attention.  Time is our most precious resource.  And we now have more of it.  Time for our marriage, time for our daughter, time for more rest, time for more conversations, and time for more dream building.  And interestingly enough, we have more time to chat with our families.  Facetime is the best invention of all.  We can be more purposeful when we reach out to our friends and family.  And we have time to do more travel, which also involves visiting WA every quarter at least once.  So we don’t feel as if we are aching from missing everyone back home.  And yes, we still say home when we talk about WA.  It will always be home to us, even if our physical home is somewhere else.

Yes, this move has been a life-giving experience for us.  Will we be in Vegas for good?  Who knows!  It’s definitely the right space for us now.  It’s beautiful, family friendly (imagine that!) and there is so many natural wonders we can explore.  I really feel like in some ways, Vegas is my creative muse.  I feel like I’m coming to life here! It’s the perfect time to be here while our daughter is at this young age.  And maybe, just maybe…we’ll find ourselves back in the Northwest eventually.  We definitely miss all of the people we love!  But guess what, we are only a cheap two hour flight away!  Come visit!


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