Monday, August 11, 2008

The Beau and I have been married since May ... May 17th to be exact, (I had the wedding of my dreams on Saint Simons Island and I cannot wait to share details and pictures ... soon to come) and we have not stayed in town for a full weekend since. This was our first weekend at home sweet home! We have had wedding after wedding after party after shower to attend! We are just at that age I guess. It has been a fun and eventful summer but I am ready for things to slooow down. I am so glad we stayed in town this weekend because (a.) we had a lot of fun and (b.) I feel a better sense of contentment.

Let me give you a little background info. The Beau and I met in college, after graduation I moved to Savannah and lived with girlfriends, got my first job, we continued to date, we got engaged, Beau got a job in Atlanta, we get married, and move back to my hometown. We live about 50 minutes from his office but I found a job in hometown and I just knew this is where I wanted to be. Close to my parents, its a great small town, I had the perfect group of friends growing up that I am still so close to (granted most of them don't live here now), its close to Atlanta but you have that "small town feel", etc, etc, etc. The list went on and on. This was where I wanted us to be. Beau agreed to move here despite the commute - many people sit in traffic for that long getting just a couple of mile in the Atl. He is in the car for awhile but at least he is always moving :)

So we make the move and who would have guessed it ... things just weren't exactly the same as they were when I lived here SIX years ago. Its still the same sweet little town but most of my hometown friends are in other places and things aren't playing out like I had pictured them. I immediately started having second thoughts. I know this is where I eventually want to end up and raise my children but that could be years from now. Should we have moved to a big city for a couple of years? Did we settle by moving here just because it was comfortable? Are we going to regret not experiencing bigger and better things while we are still young? I have driven the Beau crazy asking these sorts of questions every single, solitary day. We will go to Atlanta and visit friends and I have my mind set that we should move there. I went to a conference in Nashville a couple of weeks ago and I played out in my head what our life would be like if we lived there. I planned a bachelorette weekend for my friend B in NYC last month ... I met a guy on the plane and he said that everyone should live in Manhattan at least once. Of course I call the Beau and tell him this. I know this is no way to live your life and I have been praying and praying about it. I have always been used to having a really big group of friends .... and in high school and college it was instantaneous. But out in the real world its been a little bit different and that is what has been the biggest struggle for me. Where are all the young, fun married couples we are supposed to be hanging out with? And finding a church with a good Sunday School class we could connect with has also been a struggle. Until this weekend!!! I think my prayers have been answered.

On Thursday I received an email from a girl that I met and have had lunch with a couple of times. She said that they were starting a new young adult sunday school class this Sunday and we should come. Luckily, we were going to be in town and we went. It was one of the best experiences I have had and I am so glad that we went. There were about 5 other couples there and I felt we could really connect with all of them. Some of them were a little bit older than us and some even had children but thats okay, it seems that we are all looking for the same things. A group of friends that knows our struggles, shares the same challenges, but can encourage us at the same time and keep us accountable. I think this is where God really wants us to be. I am very excited about what is in store! I'll keep you updated.



LyndsAU said...

We are a FUN MARRIED COUPLE :) Come hang with us! :)