For the past 5 years I’ve lived in “limbo land.” You know, that place in your life where you aren’t sure what direction to take with work, where to live, when to start a family, what to have for dinner (breakfast is easy).
Do I work to establish a career or just find any old job? I have always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, so I haven’t had a lot of motivation to pursue a career (plus I never really saw myself a business women), but I don’t know what to do in the meantime.
Where should I live? I want to move out of state, but Craig wants to stay here—in Alaska.
When do we start a family? I don’t care to have kids in Alaska, but I can’t wait forever.
As many of you know I have really struggled with living in Alaska. It is far away from the family and friends I feel at home with, the Midwest people and culture are like no other, and a lot of life changes happened all at once: I got married, started a life 3500 miles from the home I knew, tried to figure out what to do career-wise, and the whole time not knowing how to cope.
I have written many blog posts about my struggles. I have reached out for advice and consulted many family members and friends. Along the way I’ve learned my life will never end up the way I think it will or the way I try to plan.
And with that said, the limbo land period has ended. We have decided to stay in Alaska, for the meantime, and put our roots down here. It wasn’t easy for me, but I am very excited for the new house we bought!
Craig and I have lived in the same apartment since we got married. It has suited us well, but it was time to stop throwing our money away and put it towards something that is a much better investment. . . .like a new home!
Craig and I closed on our first home earlier this week. We are ecstatic! However, this is bitter-sweet for me since that means we will be staying in Alaska for a while. Maybe some day we can move out of state. . . . .
In the meantime, I am going to enjoy our new home and all the new memories we are going to make while living here.