Friday, July 9, 2010

What a difference a year makes

1. I did not spend my Fourth of July weekend waiting on movers that never show or unpacking boxes. Instead I got to have friends over to celebrate with.

2. I was off work on July 5, no question, sorry newspaper friends.

3. My lease renewed automatically July 1, and I didn't have a meltdown. In Georgia, I seriously panicked every time my lease came up for renewal because I was just never sure I could commit to another year there. But committing to another year here barely registered with me, even though a year ago I wasn't sure if this would be a temporary stop for me or something more permanent.

4. I renewed my car tags online in about five minutes. Definitely beats the hours I spent at the DMV and on the phone getting my new license plate this time last year just to park on my street.

5. Just after I moved here last year I went to a church picnic. After standing there awkwardly for what seemed like forever (but was probably only a minute or two) hoping someone would talk to me, I turned around and left. I started doubting this big church I was going to and missed the small Georgia church where I knew everyone. A couple of weeks ago I went to a very similar picnic (same church), but this time I went with a friend and actually knew several people there. I left just thinking what a difference a year makes.


  1. This small church misses you greatly! We're having fellowship meal this Sunday...wish you were here for a conversation across the table.

  2. can't believe it's only been a year! you seem so at home there that it feels like you've lived there forver :-)see ya tomorrow!!