It's been a little over a year for us in Michigan, and the start of year two has been quite the whirlwind!
When we moved here, we moved for my job. We moved because we thought that all the cities and universities close by would create a great number of opportunities for J, as long as we could be patient. We made the decision early on that he did not need to get a job, just to get a job - we wanted him to find something that was a career.
To say the year was a challenge is an understatement. The year that we've been through, and specifically J has been through, has shown me over and over that I married the right man. I am very confident that I'll never know what the year was like for him, but I can definitely say that my admiration for his attitude and approach to such a tough year is so high.
A few weeks ago, J started a new job - a new career, in a field that he has never experienced before, but I am so excited because he is working for a great company and so far, he feels like he will really enjoy it there. Once the job offer came along, so did the opportunity to purchase a home. We have lived in an apartment for the past year, and while we have been very happy with the place we are living, it's hard to go from an 1800 square foot home to a 700 square foot apartment.
After looking at 15-20 houses, we found one that we felt like we could grow in to - one that has the potential to be everything we could want in a home and a chance to FINALLY live in one place for more than 2 years, which is something that neither of us have done since leaving home for college.
We are working hard to close on the house on September 5 and we are SO excited! We are excited to move in, we are excited to make it our own, and we are excited to (eventually, but maybe kinda soon) start a family!