Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I have a beautiful wedding still to blog, and some lovely boudoir as well. I’ve just been busy with, er, moving to China. Somehow, saying that, makes me feel like I should explain things a little bit more.
I’ve mentioned before, on this blog, that Florida was not the place my husband and I wanted to live forever. I’m not sure where we want to live forever, but we always knew, Florida was temporary. It’s pretty far from where we both come from. It’s actually, smack dab in the middle of where we both come from. Which might sound great, but for us, it meant always getting on plane to visit our family and our best friends. It means, always travelling during the holidays, or spending them just the two of us. It means, when you’re having a bad day, and you just want to pour a glass of wine with your best friend and talk about it, you have to factor in a time change and set up a Skype date. I know, I know, I’m not blind to the fact that these are all first world problems. And I don’t even really think of them as problems. We have been so fortunate to do the things we’ve been able to do, and I wouldn’t take back any of it. Our friends, have become our family, and we’ve relied on them in the ways you do with family. Florida, for all it’s faults, has treated us so well and is another place I consider to be home (we do, after all, have a house there). However, in the 7 years I’ve been with Eliot, we’ve never lived close to our families, and in the past couple years we’ve come to realize that we are craving that a bit.
So, we’ve decided to make a move closer to family, with a slight detour in China. We’ve lived in China before for about a year, and somewhere in the archives of this blog, there’s lots written about it. If you’ve been following my blog for that long (like 5 years), you know that I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my time here in China. But, being here now, 5 years later, something has changed inside me, and I’ve approached this experience with a different set of expectations. And I have to say, three weeks into living here, I’m really enjoying it. I’m also reminded of all the things I loved about China.
This is me at 22 or 23, from last time we were in China. This is the camera Eliot bought me for Christmas that made me fall in love with photography, and make the decision to go to art school to study it. You might say it’s like I’ve come full circle.