This time of year seems to always make me a bit nostalgic. Maybe because it’s around the time we moved here two years ago. But, it always feels like a good time to look back on the years past while preparing for what’s to come.
So I thought I’d share some bits from our first year here. That was the year Xan started his first job out of grad school, we moved across the country to a city where we knew nobody, lived in a studio apartment, and explored this place like we were tourists on an amazing vacation every single day. That year was good. Everything was fresh and new. Any struggles of living in the city were eclipsed by that honeymoon feeling of starting something new and exciting. It’s fun thinking back on that time of pure delight - before any amount of jaded-ness crept in. We tried so many new things that year, hosted several of our closest friends and families, oh yeah, and lived our first year as a married couple. It was a honeymoon phase of our life in so many ways.