I spent the first 18 years of my life in Willmar, Minnesota. Even though I'm not sure I would pack my bags and move back permanently, I have grown to love + appreciate my roots. I love that I know people there and people know me.
I often miss being close to so much family (since about 85% of my family in MN) and soaking in summer days on the lake or winter days in cozy coffee houses.
I am a Minnesota girl through and through...need proof? (ps. I love this video).
(Lake Atitlan, Guatemala)
(Me and the late Jerry Falwell--founder of Liberty University)
There I was reintroduced to a real winter--but I still loved living in St.Paul :)
But, just weeks after graduating and moving back, I met Josh (you can read the story here) and he lived in Texas.
So, when we got married in October of 2008, I moved to Allen, Texas. Then, we moved to Frisco. TX for a short while.
When Josh got accepted into Texas A&M (whoop!), we moved to Bryan/College Station, TX (otherwise known as Aggieland) in January of 2010.
(ps. it was ridiculously hot that day!)
I've done a lot of moving in the past 10 years, but I finally feel settled where we live. Texas is probably not where we want to put down our forever roots (honestly, summers are so hot + I'm not a huge fan of super hot weather), but I am enjoying my time here. I've loved our visits to Galveston, Austin, San Antonio, and other adventures around the state.
After moving quite a bit, I firmly believe that people + relationships can make all the difference in how you experience and enjoy where you live :) I also believe that beauty + appreciation can be found wherever you plant your roots.
Josh is planning to graduate this December, so we will be going wherever he gets a job. Anyone have any connections in the Aerospace industry??? ;) I know that I will miss where we are now, and yet I look forward to where we are going.