5 Things I Learned in September

Taking a nod from the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog to share a few things I learned in September – from emotional to mundane.  

1. My strength has limits

First the lows: This month I really wanted to run away from life. I am officially exhausted by the move – and all the “to-dos” that come along with moving across state lines: 

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45 Things I’ve Learned Living in Tucson

Nearly three years ago, Jason and I made the journey across the country to live in Tucson. We’d sold our house near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and much of our belongings to start our post-Army life in Tucson so Jason could attend the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP).

Now that Jason has graduated [insert big happy dance for how proud I am of him] and we are gearing up for our next adventure, I have been reflecting on what I’ve learned during my time here. Continue reading “45 Things I’ve Learned Living in Tucson”

Reflecting on Our First Weeks in Tucson

Jason is graduating from college next week, and we’ll be closing the Tucson chapter of our life soon. We began this journey only three years ago, and I’ve gained a lot of perspective in a short amount of time.

We moved to Tucson having never been here before. We pulled into town in our 2004 Ford Explorer on a nearly 100-degree day – June 19, 2014. I remember that date well because it was the day before Jason’s college orientation.

I was immediately in awe of the mountains – those lovely tall Catalina mountains, and the incredibly blue skies. Those, along with the cactus and other interesting vegetation, will always be wrapped in my memories of our time in Tucson.  Continue reading “Reflecting on Our First Weeks in Tucson”