Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Home Is Where The Heart Is: A Year In Atlanta

Our street in springtime

A deer in our front yard

September 14th was our one year house-iversary.  That means that we have officially lived in Atlanta for a whole year.  This has not been the easiest year for me.  There were a lot of changes.  We moved from a tiny house where our dogs got along, into a much bigger house where our two little dogs decided they hated each other's existence.  I missed my friends.  I missed going into an office and feeling that sense of camaraderie with my co-workers.  I missed the mountains and the bay.  I missed the Golden Gate Bridge and the cool evenings in the middle of of July.  I had some hard weeks.  I didn't feel like I belonged here.  I even thought about turning around and going back.

I really missed living in California, but as time went on, things started to change.  We started working on the house, little projects at a time.  We changed paint colors, scraped popcorn of the ceilings, and added new light fixtures. We began exploring the area.  We hosted our first holiday in our new home.  Family flew out to visit us.  I drove to Costco without using my navigation system.  I made new friends.  Suddenly, my trips back to California started to feel more like visits than coming home.

It took some time, but now Georgia is where my heart is.  The Bay Area will always hold a special place for me, but this is my home.  Here are a few highlights from the past year.

Getting rid of the boring neutrals
Taking Harriet for a stroll around the block
Our first daffodil of spring
Meatball blending into the snow in our backyard
Scraping the popcorn off the ceilings
Our first deck garden
This little guy was crossing the road in front of my house
Meatball enjoying the warm evening
My hollyhocks after a storm
Meatball keeping watch over the front yard
Butterfly season


Amy's Fashion Blog said...

great recap. I'm in you same shoe now.

rooth said...

It's wonderful to hear that the new house is coming along. For me, it always takes awhile to really feel at home in a new city (I'm talking more than two years)

Lorena said...

I a still wondering why you'd have popcorn in your ceiling ;)

Vision By Mila said...

Looks lovely around there!

dorothycurtain said...

So beautiful!

Lorena said...

Hi !
Just stopping by to say hello :)
Hope you're well.

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