Moving Back to Texas

Hi Friends!

Mark and I went on our first Texas walk today after being gone for almost two years, and I’ve decided to share some of the pretty pictures I took of the wildflowers with you. We’ve decided to live in Texas for the next year to be near our family.

Making the mental transition from vagabond to having our own home for an extended period of time has been an interesting journey. I’ve realized during the past two years that I can feel at home anywhere in the world. I’ve also realized that there’s a big difference between feeling at home everywhere and having a home. While the former may be very freeing, the latter has a feeling of grounding and stability that I am looking for right now.

During this transition time, I’ve been taking extra care of myself and paying attention to when I need quiet time. Usually my sign is that I start getting really crabby and making sarcastic comments. Ha! That’s when I think, “Uh oh. Okay, need some alone time.”

Yesterday, Mark and I found an apartment we think we will rent. We go tomorrow to take another look and sign paperwork. I’ve started feeling that inkling of excitement about decorating and painting in fun, bright colors. Having our own space again will be quite lovely, actually. And even better, the apartment complex is right next to a beautiful biking/walking trail that goes for miles over creeks and through trees. It’s so beautiful!

Even though I didn’t think a few years ago that we would choose to live in Texas again, it feels like the right step for now, and I am really looking forward to all the joys and experiences this new adventure will bring.

Much love to you!

Melanie Jade 🙂

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