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Sunday, March 15, 2009

There's always another bend in the road

At least, that's how Anne Shirley puts it.

And she's right.

Do you ever look back on your life and find yourself a little surprised by the twisty-turniness of it all? Sometimes I can hardly believe the paths my life has taken. And yet, at the time, it was just life.

If you told me just three years ago, that I would be teaching voice lessons at the University and at a High School for Performing Arts and running my own photography business on the side, I would have laughed at you. Ha! So very unlikely!

But it's what I do. And it's just normal life today.

Two years ago, I would have been surprised to learn that our lives hadn't changed too much in 2009. I was sure that Joel would have secured a full-time University job by now and that we would be off on a new adventure long ago.

But here we still sit.

Sure, we've definitely had a few small bends in our road this year. Just nothing quite as major as I was expecting.

And now, I feel like we'll be here forever.

Of course, whenever I feel like that, life changes pretty quickly.

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  1. I never thought I would be 30 and have a husband in school. But it's OK.

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  2. Oh, yes, my dear. My experience has been, as soon as you say, "Gosh, we could stay here forever!" the doorbell rings and fate hands you a brand new future, batteries included.

    I've spent most of my adult life looking around and saying, "Dang, who'da thought we'd end up HERE??"

    Frankly, it's why I call my blog what I call my blog. Life is nothing if not surprising...

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  3. Of course I love that quote, being as it's Anne and all. :)

    And now that you said that there haven't been any major bends lately, I'm betting something big is right around the corner!

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  4. I always thought I would be living somewhere far from my home town. I live a block and a half away from my childhood home. For me the road doesn't twist much. Sometimes that makes me sad. But most of the time I'm content.

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  5. All is well and in the Lords' hands. Wish I had the answers, that is for sure. But, there are big things in store for you guys, exciting!!!

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  6. Usually at the point where I feel like things are unchanging and steady, I get the hold-on-to-your-shorts feeling, because I KNOW something's about to change....just seems to be the nature of life, I guess?

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  7. I thought I'd be leaving AWAY from Arizona by now and would have traveled more. But I'm in denial that I'm really as old as I am, so there's still time, right?

    I know you're a little frustrated, but think of it this way - you live where the summers are still inhabitable and the color green exists in nature. That's not bad considering where you used to live, eh?

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  8. I thought you were going to say you were pregnant or something. Ha ha! I know exactly what you mean -- as soon as I start to feel bored with my life, something crazy happens. Can't wait to see what it is for you!

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  9. No doubt! I'm now afraid to assume anything anymore, afraid I will jinx it b/c the moment I assume we are "here to stay", we aren't!

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  10. And, I for one am for absolutely no change. :) Well, besides my kids realizing that clean is awesome.
    That'd be nice.
    Other than that, I'm pretty aok with staus quo. :)

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  11. I hear ya, Lara! Here I am, wife of a Southwest Airlines employee and we still havent' traveled as much as I wanted. No one told me you still need something as trivial as money to do things like eat when you travel. LOL

    Things have a way of changing quick so be ready!

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  12. It is funny how life can steal your breath away, and other times knock it out of you! It is lucky that we have someone who is omnipotent etc. at the helm or who knows,..we might actually get what we thought we wanted and that would just be no fun at all! I feel certain that you and your families lives will turn out far more spectacular than you could ever dream yourselves!

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  13. I hope you stay in Cedar forever! Just kidding. I know you have bigger and better things on your horizon.

    I'll be home Wednesday night. I just wanted to stop by and say hello!

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  14. Life never seems to turn out the way we thought it would, does it? I know my life didn't. I just try to find joy in the journey now.

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  15. I never thought I'd end up in Alaska, but I'm sure glad I did!

    Best of luck in your upcoming bends (because you totally jinxed yourself, you know that right?). :)

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  16. Yep as soon as you get comfortable then everything changes. If you would have told me I would have moved to Cedar City I would have said no way but here I am. I'm glad you are still here.

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  17. i'm ready to round a few bends myself!

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  18. Anymore, I have learned to never say never. Because when I do, it comes around and bites me in the butt.

    I never thought I would be living in Utah again. But I am.

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  19. It is so hard to really predict what and where we will be. Sounds like you have a great life. I never thought I would be here where I am either, but part of the joy of life is floating and letting the current take us. Thanks!

    ps. Had a really hard week, but I will send you the apron money soon...

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  20. The road of my life looks more like a rollar coaster - and it's awesome.

    Get ready for the next twist!

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  21. I love the dresses you bought your girls! I only wish I had to buy 2 dresses! No just matching ties here! The someone losses one somewhere!

    Life is crazy! I always say stuff like a couple of weeks I would have never have thought we would be doing..........enjoy the journey!

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  22. Yes. I hear you. Looking back on my life, I can't believe all the twists and turns. And sometimes it slows down and then I'm not sure, I start to wonder if I'm doing something wrong. But it sure is good to have some of these times, to sit and just BE. Since we never really just SIT and BE :)

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  23. We are by a few universities (as you know) and I think they both need to offer Joel jobs so we can see you guys more often!

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  24. Isn't life just like that? I guess it's probably for the best that we can't see what's coming because we'd probably fight against it so hard when most of it is really for our own good.
    Now, onto more important matters like why you stopped posting on my blog? Hello, don't think I wouldn't notice. Consider this your first and final warning.

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  25. Yes. My life is much different than what I thought it would be. But, in a good way.

    But, now that you put that out there, some huge change is around the corner!

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