Goodbye!

Goodbye first home and special place to start our family!

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As many of you now know, I am a transient homesteader. It's a lifestyle not entirely by choice, but more or less by circumstance. My husband's work requires us to relocate every few years around the world, mostly in the continental United States. It's an amazing opportunity to explore the country, experience new cultures, and change things up when life gets dull.

The problem is when our time to "change things up" comes WAY before the living ever gets dull. We were fortunate enough to stay nearly four amazing years in the great state of Washington. We bought our first house here. We dug our first garden here. We gave birth to our first baby here. And we hiked the mountains and saw the ocean inlet on a nearly daily basis. I. Am. Attached.

Goodbye first plot of earth to dig our garden and grow fresh veggies!

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With a heavy heart, it's time for me to say goodbye to the homestead I've created, the farmers I have met, the trails I have hiked, and the places where memories were made. Life has a way of interrupting and changing course for the imaginations of your childhood. I always imagined building a house full of memories and love that grew with our family. As my life took a different turn with this transient lifestyle, I was disappointed at first...

However, in the past few years, I have truly come to realize that instead of focusing on a house full of memories, the importance lies in the memories themselves and they will always remain with me. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to grow with my little family, through all of our traveling and relocation adventures.

It's still a sad time for me to say goodbye, but there is much to look forward to. Before our move even begins we get to spend an extensive holiday vacation where we grew up, with our family and friends, in the mid-west. I can't tell you how excited I am to see close ones, eat yummy food together, and NOT have any homestead chores for a while. Definitely a cause worth celebrating!

From there, we will officially be moving to the deep South, in the Spring of 2015. Louisiana to be exact. Despite my preference for cooler climates and mountainous regions, I'm excited to experience Cajun cuisine, get a little more sunlight on my skin, and wear skirts and summer dresses on a semi-regular basis! There will be new adventures and challenges ahead as we learn to transient homestead in this new place. I can't wait to share my stories with you and hope you will stick around to hear about them. Let this post be a cheerful, but bittersweet goodbye to a region I have come to love...

Goodbye amazing views, fantastic trails, and MOUNTAINS! 

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