It’s almost been a year since we packed up our little family of four, our small 2 bedroom apartment in NYC, and moved to our new beautiful home right outside Chicago. I haven’t talked much about that transition around here, but it’s been a big one. We traded or urban lifestyle, with 10 years of friendships all within one big city, to more space but essentially starting over. I’ve had a few rough spots…missing the city that I lived in for pretty much my entire adult life, and the people who became my closest circle, my second family.
Today marks 11 months since we left New York, and I have to say I’m finally getting into my groove. Slowly making new friendships, feeling really lucky to have what we do and how happy it makes our kids. But man it’s harder to make friends and connections at 34 with two small kids than it is at 22 when single and free as a bird am I right? Either way, the beautiful home, kitchen and extra space as brought with it lots of joy, inspiration, and room to create delicious things, which brings me back to this post….