About this time last year…

23 Dec

So as I am sitting here panicking about the fact that Christmas is two days away and I am NO WHERE near ready (yes, we are a Menorah and Tree family), my thoughts flashed to where I was a year ago.

We were in Virginia, it was cold, and I felt like there was something that was missing from my life.

While a lot of my friends have given me a lot of crud about moving to “Disney World”, what they don’t realize is that I moved for something more than Mickey…I moved to follow a dream.

Now I know it may sound Hokie (after all I am a proud Hokie! Go Tech!), but what was missing was a quality of life. While Richmond was nice, safe, and full of friends and family I had known most of my life, I never felt the happiness that I did while I was in the sun in Florida. Long gone are the days of “What do you want to do?” meh, because we are always meeting new friends and finding our way in a new town.

It hasn’t been a smooth move, but it is one that I wouldn’t trade for all of the world!!!!!

As some dear friends have reached the 5 month point before their move (You can read all about the Petermann Family at the www.therelocatedtourist.com), I can only hope that if it really is your dream to be here that you find the courage to make it happen…and when you do I’ll be here to share a ride or laugh with you!!!


6 Responses to “About this time last year…”

  1. Christa December 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    You know how much I love you guys, and I know there have been some ups and downs from coming here. BUT, in the end things have worked out for you’ll pretty well and I count my lucky stars everyday for @shelleycaran randomly following me on twitter one day! 🙂

  2. EverythingMouse December 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    Congratulations on having the courage to pursue your dreams. A very Disney thing to do!

  3. Charles Aguillon December 24, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    This inspires me! We will get there too someday!

  4. Amy Falk Petermann December 29, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    I love you Shelley, you are going to be my bestest friend out there when I move and I cannot wait!!! Thanks for mentioning my family in your blog, you rock!


    Amy Falk Petermann

    • shelleycaran December 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

      I love ya gal!!!! I am sooooo counting down with you!!!!!! 🙂

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