Chances are you won’t read this, but if by some chance you stumble on this blog I’ll give you a little self-history. I️ mean you’re totally wondering, right?!
I️ just moved North, and by North I️ mean I’m now living in a Mid-Atlantic state(does anyone even use that phrase, I️ found it from Google). I️ was born in Texas, spent over 10 years in California ( San Diego and San Francisco), moved back to Texas for 5 years and I’ve now moved to Pennsylvania. Some people have asked if I’m crazy for moving north, it’s safe to say that I️ probably am.
My paternal side is from the East Coast, both of my grandparents families were from New York but my grandparents migrated down to Pennsylvania and that’s where parts of the family have been ever since.
After multiple trips for fun and spending time with family, I️ found myself quitting my job of 5 years and moving to a state where once again the only people I️ know are family.
So follow my wanderings around the north! I’m enjoying the change from summer to the changing of leaves, but also completely terrified of what winter holds!
Nothing I have done in my life has prepared me for winter. Like an actual winter. It’s been below freezing for just about two weeks now. That 14 days where it hasn’t been warmer than 32. On top of that the Bombcyclone hit, granted we didn’t get slammed like Jersey did (17 inches) but we did get 4 inches.
With that said, I also have never seen anything more beautiful than untouched snow. I went to bed on Wednesday night and the world was normal. But by the time I woke up to go to work on Thursday, everything was completely different. I spent the beginning of my morning watching the news and trying to figure out if I was going to make it out of the driveway, or at least figure out when I would be able to make it out of the driveway.
Since moving here I’ve had a frequent thought: thank God for modern technology. I have a hard time even trying to fathom what it would have been like to live up here when our nation was being founded. I mean stepping past cell phones and GPS, which have saved my tail more than once. I’m thankful for heat and weather forecasts. We get a week warning of an impending storm. Instead of snow just showing up on our doorstep. We have heat in our weatherproofed homes.
It was while I was sitting on the couch in my warm house that I watched the snow fall. There’s something mesmerizing about watching this. It makes you more aware of whats going on around you. You can see the way the air moves as the snow tumbles towards the Earth.
I might be a frozen cube by the end of winter, but I’m loving it in the mean time.