Yesterday marked my three-month mark at the art supply. In some ways it feels like I just started and in others like I have been there for years. My transition was smoother than I imagined and I feel completely in my element for the first time in... well, a very long time.
If I were to choose a word to summarize the past three months- our move from Colorado to California, our jobs, our house, our community, our routines... it would be: refreshing.
Like a dive into the ocean, like the view from the top of a mountain, like sticking your feet in a stream after a long hike; every bit as satisfying, sensory-overloading, and humbling.
Yes, our house is still a work in progress and we haven't made a single nail-hole yet in the walls, and yes, we are both working more (mentally, emotionally, and physically) than we ever have, and yes, we are anxious for more chances to make new friends and settle into stable routines... but deep down in my soul, I am truly refreshed.
There is hard-work, and there is heart-work. Oh boy, is there ever a difference.