Monday, September 19, 2011
Sorry for making everyone finish that line in their heads, but I've been overcome with state pride lately. I am so, so happy to be back in Texas. The two years I spent in California feel like they happened to someone else. I barely remember not always being here. Despite the severe drought, Texas is so beautiful. We spent two weeks driving all over the state to visit people as soon as we got back, taking country roads when we could, and every live oak, herd of cattle, cotton field, and limestone house shot a bolt of joy straight to my heart. Most importantly, I've been able to spend more time with the people I love in the last month than I did in the last two years.
I feel like everything is right again. This is how it should be. Everyday confirms that this was absolutely the right decision for us.
As far as my healthy lifestyle goes, well, I could have done better. It kind of fell apart with the upheaval of moving and is just now starting to recover. I did run 3 times last week, and I have been eating healthy, nourishing food, but I've also been eating lots of junk too. I've gained weight, probably ten pounds, and my clothes are tight. It doesn't bother me. I know what I need to do to get back to where I want to be, and now that I'm happy, I'm ready to tackle it!