UncategorizedWe’re Getting Away with Something Here… March 8, 2013I wake up every day in our new house and feel like we are getting away with something to live there. Our mortgage is around half of what it used to be (which was the original point of all of this) and we are living in the coolest place ever. I know I may be biased, but it seriously is…for us atleast. First of all, it’s so much closer to everything that’s in our life. Closer to our church, both of our works, and our favorite sushi place. It’s closer to Target, which I love dearly and have never lived close to. It’s closer to our favorite grocery store: Trader Joe’s. Please tell me y’all have tried some of their cookies? What about their two-buck-chuck? You must. I love just being able to go run quick errands that used to take me half of the day. But also, I hadn’t expected how much I would love downtown living. Greenville’s downtown is just cool. I love all the history put to good use again. They’ve really revamped it in the last ten years and now it is seen as a destination…and it’s in our backyard. We can walk down there for dinner at one of the hundreds of amazing restaurants that are there. We love Falls Park and can walk there in fifteen minutes or less. This park is really special to us. When we were in college and newly dating, we spent quite a bit of time walking and talking in this park. We still love to go there. Right below our neighborhood, Cleveland Park sits just three minutes away. It has gorgeous walking trails that go on forever, a dog park that we can’t wait to take Gracie to, tons of playground equipment that I’m sure our future babes will love, and the Greenville Zoo. We took Gracie on a walk from our house the other night and walked all the way through the park and out to the dog park. It was awesome. And probably the best part of all of this are the neighbors. I’ll post more on some of them soon, but they’ve already been so welcoming and wonderful. Last night, I pulled into our driveway after work and our next-door neighbor, Megan, popped out and invited us over to dinner. We had a great night touring their home and getting to know them. (thanks Megan!!!) I just love it. I don’t mean to brag with this post, I just had to share how much I love our city and how much I love living down in our city. And it boggles my mind that this almost didn’t happen. Living where we live was very much out of my comfort zone and the spectrum of what I thought God would call us to. I grew up with safety issues, which to me, meant living in a gated neighborhood with little diversity. Maybe I’m exxaggerating, but you understand. But thanks to some kind prodding from my husband and me praying for more of an adventurous spirit, I agreed to jump. And I couldn’t be happier. We’ve been there three weeks and it’s already our place, our home, our neighborhood. In the future, I hope I’ll remember what this feels like when faced with something a bit scary. Pray and think, but then just jump. Jump and trust that God is leading you exactly where your heart already wanted to be. You just didn’t know it yet.