We landed in Chattanooga about two months ago and I am finally finding my way back to this beloved space. Despite the numerous moves and transitions I have experienced over the past twenty years, it still takes me quite a while to find my groove again. The logistics of moving have become increasingly easier, and dare I say less stressful, yet the settling in and adjusting to new routines, learning ways to traverse new streets and stores, and getting a grasp on our new life in a new space is still a challenge. Not a challenge that I am not up for, yet a challenge nonetheless.
I am happy to report that all four of us are happy in our new situations. David finds his job stimulating and rewarding, and after learning the new computer system and his way around the hospital, he is quite content in his professional role. Jack has taken to his new school like a superstar and is excelling at his work, making many new friends, and developing new interests. He bravely agreed to try many different after school activities this school year including piano, drama, basketball skills training, and soccer (of which David has agreed to coach). He is busy and busy usually means happy. Rigby is enjoying his first taste of "school" at a Parent's Day Out program and, consequently, I am enjoying (for the first time in over two years) a few hours each week of "just me time". It's awesome! Rigby is also busy socially with a music class, play gym, and soccer.
My days are spent carpooling, accompanying Rigby to classes, visiting the library, running, trying new exercise classes like Barre, reading, volunteering, cooking/baking, doing some writing, running errands, hunting for the next place to go out for a meal or drink, and filling our calendars with hikes, camping trips, concerts, and visits with family/friends.
Life is full. We feel grateful for everything that fills our days. We are looking forward to many fun-filled years in this gorgeous Scenic City.