Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oregon after 18 months

This morning was a new “life in Oregon” milestone. 

I went for a walk in the rain.

(I’ve noticed that most experiences that are distinctly ‘Oregon’ include some form of rain.  Walking in the rain, camping in the rain, campfire in the rain, seasons of rain, etc.  Poor Jared had a scout campout Friday night and pouring rain and cold as well.  He was miserable.)

Last spring I noticed something odd.  I’d be driving around, doing something normal and routine, and then all of a sudden I’d have a moment that I can only describe as “anti-deja-vu.”  A moment where my brain would suddenly shift, and I would look around me and wonder what on earth I as doing living in someone else’s life.

That hasn’t happened in a while, and I think it’s a good thing.  As hard as it’s been, as much as I miss my old (warm) life and my old (big) home and my old (awesome) friends, this is our new life.  And I need to be fully in it.

I think going for a walk in the rain is a great milestone.


  1. I felt the same way the first time I went for a walk in the snow in Rexburg!

  2. Good job my friend. You have no idea how much you help me...