Thursday, February 2, 2012

Settling in.

05. gold 

Between Chris's trip a little over a week ago and feeling a little under the weather this week, it's sinking in that we've moved so far away. As much as I love it here, it's not familiar and it's not family. I am slowly forming meaningful friendships, but it isn't easy. I find myself shrinking inside myself, wanting to burrow in the cocoon of my family. It is with Chris and with Meredith that life makes sense and feels right. There are so many worries of this world and challenges to face that we will get to. Right now I just want to snuggle and read and watch TV and listen to sappy music. Things are good, but change is hard and I think that's starting to sink in. I'll get out of this funk and be back here more regularly soon.

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14 comments:

grace said...

i get this. i SOOO get this.
hugs.

Anna {dear friend} said...

Yes you will. Bt until then, just keep on listening to that sapping music. In a strange way, it helps.

Sending a smile and a hand squeeze to you from way over here!

basebell6 said...

*HUGS!*

I know you are far from friends and family, but as you've been reading, I'm totally in a funk too.

Let's call that funk winter! Although a differnt type of winter in San Fran for sure, it still gets dark super early and you are deprived of daylight. As you make more friends and as spring approaches, I know you will be feeling much better!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it nice to know you are not alone, and that you are understood.

Em {orange + barrel} said...

You guys should come down to Santa Barbara post bar!

colleen said...

i completely understand. you get excited and are part of exploring new things...and then all the change sinks in. it can be tough. but this will pass, too. big hug claire!

jordy liz said...

ah, been there, done that. (and i started a blog about it.)

the familiar will come, and it will be NEW familiar. home will always be where you came from, but you'll find yourself feeling settled soon enough.

funny - i was actually going to write a post on "familiar" after going home this weekend... :)

Sasha said...

Yeah, know how that goes.

I've been bottom-feeding a bit myself this week since it is too cold to go outside and the sun doesn't come up until about 10am. Hugs to you, and your beautiful family.

Becky said...

i appreciate how honest you are in your blogs. I am sorry this is hard. I have no doubt, that in time, you will settle in and everything will work itself out. I am so glad you have Chris and Meredith to make this journey with.

Valerie said...

Much love to you, girl.

Jodi Ann said...

Friend, you put it exactly how I feel it too. I know we've only just met, but if you ever want an impromptu coffee date or just a walk around the block, I will drive to your neck of the woods and we can be sappy together. :) Change is hard, I will be praying that your adjustment comes easily.

Shannen Malutinok said...

Ah, you are in the thick of transition. It's so hard! And it stinks that the main thing to help the situation is just time. I totally feel you with wanting to sink within yourself. I get so emo during transition. Hopefully it will not feel too long before you are looking back on this time.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Moving away is really hard, I'm sorry it has been difficult lately, I can totally understand what you're feeling. I hope it gets better soon!

accidentally, kle said...

Thinking of you, love x

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