I think Chris and I have both spent some time doubting our decisions to take jobs in Athens. As a family we've had to make a lot of adjustments and no one has been left in their regular routine...even the boy is spending longer hours at daycare and the dog is having more daily crate time. Which leads to more bad behavior at night. The girls have had to switch schools. Both of us have longer commutes.
The list could go on and on. (And wouldn't that be fun?)
But this is how I know that we have made the right decision.
For those of you who know where I live and where my new school is and how I should get there...
I've decided not to take the loop. Instead I drive through town in the morning (its a different story in the afternoon). Its just before 7am and no one is awake there yet. The University is still asleep. The shops aren't open. Its quiet. Except for the few people going into the Starbucks. Quiet. And beautiful. And I breathe a sigh of relief at the red light at Broad and College every morning. This is my home. I feel most like myself at that particular time every day. Its my Angie moment, when everything inside me is still and happy and knows without a doubt that we have made the right decision.