Alaska

I can’t fucking believe it!

The loft is finally finished! Can you believe it?!?! Neither can we! Most of you know what a challenging process this has been. So I am so happy to say that this chapter is closed. Hubby nor I have any desire to ever, ever, ever, do anything like this again, especially up here. It’s not like it was some life long dream or anything and going through this has really shown that we are not the “fixer upper” types, shocker I know. But it really is beautiful! My amazing hubby has poured his blood and sweat, and I’ve offered many tears, to this project. So I can’t say enough just how amazing it turned out. And how happy I am that it’s done. Just a couple of minor things left to do. A little cleanup, a few oven and dryer cords to add, who know the appliances didn’t come with these things, but other than that it is very much move in ready.

So now we start the process of moving from the big house to the loft, then from the loft to the RV…Whew! We sure do love things simple don’t we!!! It’s funny…When we left San Diego all those years ago, we’re going on 6 years now, all we wanted was to be together, as a family and as a couple, and live life to its fullest, simply and easily. While this particular project really pushed our limits financially and emotionally, the payoff should be more than we ever dreamed of. I am so ready for our next adventure. We are so thankful this is our last winter in Alaska and my last season at the tax office. Summer in Alaska is beautiful and magical, and I truly think that once we are on a summers only schedule a lot of that magic will come back. It was never our long term plan to spend winters up here, so I am grateful that we were able to see our plan through. We could have easily stuck with the same old grind, it’s not like we had a bad life up here in Alaska, it’s just not totally what we wanted, and of course those of you who know us, know that our “plans” are always changing.

So much of this life is observing, acknowledging, and then most importantly reacting. It’s pretty easy to identify the things you want to change, but the whole “turning a dream into a plan thing” gets tricky. I am so very thankful I have a partner to not only dream with but turn that dream into a reality. And the coolest thing about it is that even if it all falls apart we’re still just the same two kids trying to figure it all out, at least that’s what hubby says, I have a harder time letting it all go, but he couldn’t be more right! Hubby’s grandpa always used to tell us… ” it’s a good thing you have the rest of your life to do X”… it didn’t matter what it was, that was his go to line. I try and really embrace that when I’m feeling a little overwhelmed and feel a lack of control. Easier said than done though, that’s for sure!

So onto the next chapter. This fall will be filled with a new set of challenges, finding a rig and truck, and getting ourselves to Amazon in a timely manner for season, but I’m pretty sure we can do ANYTHING after this whole ordeal.

So that’s just what we’ll do.

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