NASHVILLE FOR GOOD

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You know when you run into a friend randomly that you're in a familiar place. This happened to me last week for the first time here in Nashville. And again this week.

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably watched the slow transition of us moving from Ithaca, NY to Nashville, TN. Digging up your roots to replant them in a new city is scary, exciting, crazy, stressful, amazing, hard and beautiful. But things are finally starting to feel like home.

We've got our Tennessee tags and licenses, we're navigating the city without our GPS, our guest room has had 3 visitors, we've hosted 2 house parties and several dinner parties, we've sang karaoke with the locals, we've danced to bluegrass while they filmed a music video, we're going to live music that never came through our small town, we're getting to know our super creative, talented and ready-for-big-things community, I started to teach art classes with The Skillery, I attended my first conference as a presenter, I starting collaborating with these talented Nashville ladies and was just asked to contribute illustrations and lettering for a local magazine. Nick's manifested his music into vinyl, is recording with some really talented musicians and bands, formed his own band, has his first show next Tuesday (!!!) and has even played bass in a recording session with Jars of Clay members.

I'm proud of us. We did it.

We're growing and accomplishing dreams we hoped we could moving here. We're pretty darn happy and grateful we took the big leap of faith to move to a new state, so far from home. It couldn't be clearer how right this move was for us.

We're home, in Nashville for good.

MY BIRTHDAY

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Yesterday was my birthday and I took the day off with my husband. The day began with husband-made pancakes, selfies with my cat, a hike around the lake in Nashville, a movie (Her), buying some of my favorite lipstick, husband-made pizza, lots of FaceTime with my family and finally ending the night with TV (Blacklist anyone?). It was great.

What do you like to do on your birthday? Any Aquarius's our there?

I posted most of these pictures on my instagram or Facebook page where you'll find the most up-to-date and behind-the-scenes photos, do you follow me yet? Oh, and if you're curious what my husband is like, check out his blog here (he just started blogging a few months ago on this site I designed for him).