Category Archives: Reflections

Home Again.

Heading back to SoCal. I’m going to miss the crisp brisk weather here. This trip felt more like home, we got various dishes we needed…like coffee mugs. Coffee is a must. But I got to designate places in the kitchen for different dishes and food, and they will stay there until we visit again.

I’m having mixed emotions again. I want to go home to mother and family. And I actually miss my job, probably because I am now okay at it. And it’s home…but here is home as well. The snow and sun air, the neighborhood of peace and quiet, the open room with many opportunities to waiting….I’m conflicted.

But for now we are heading home and we finished the trip right…Arby’s!! Deliciousness!!its our tradition…

Can’t wait to see mama ❤️

Good bye until we head homeward…sort of…

Complicated.

The thought of moving is exciting and thrilling. It gets my mind chasing and springing to life! What will my neighbors be like? How will the neighborhood fair, to right now? When will I start having kiddos!?!😊 Will my home be as colorful as I imagine? Will the sky be as beautiful or more so?

On the other hand, moving also means leaving my family behind. They can always come visit, they can always come and see me. But it won’t be often. I won’t see my mom, sister, and brother everyday at work. There won’t be birthday parties once a month (pretty much). Holidays will be hard….and I will miss them terribly.

They have always been there and I have missed the occasional crazy chime-in voice when I say something clever. My husband I do, do it often but it’s different when there are various voices. I’ll miss the moments when I want a mama hug, being able to drive to her house and steal one. I’ll miss seeing my nephews grow up into who they will be.

So much sadness comes up when I think about moving, but also excitement…

So I drew this picture because it’s beautiful to me. And I don’t know if I’m in the house that is colorful or if I’m spying on the house that is beautiful.

Hawaii to California to Montana…

The wedding was perfect!  My family is the sweetest! My husband is the dearest! The honeymoon in Hawaii was amazing! Back home is new and exciting!! 

And now we leave for Montana 😎, looking for land.  Hopefully our trip will be successful. But the weather changes will be interesting…Hawaii: high 80s and humid. To California: low 60-70s with rain. To Montana: low 30s and snow….now I wish I owned a hair dryer…


My next post will have some photos from both trips. Have a happy Thursday!! 

❤️emily2jane

The End…

The last dual meet of the season…we have prelims and finals next week and then we are done. It’s weird, but I’m happy for it to be done; this year was harder then last year. Some of the swimmers were rude, and thought the team should revolve around them. But I will miss the swimmers that made everyday of coaching great and exciting. Two of them always kept me on my toes, I didn’t know what to expect.

Some of the swimmers I will miss.

But riding home on the bus, I am relieved and sad. Mixed feelings are always a good time to write. 

Maybe I will continue to coach through the summer…we shall see. One meet to go…

“Last week Meet” -4/22/17