I have been putting off writing this post for weeks, and then weeks turned to months. I suppose some of it felt too good to be true, and some of it was me being in denial. Anyhow, it’s about time I share with you all some VERY BIG NEWS! And no, I’m not pregnant. Nice try though.
Drumroll please…We are moving! AH!!!! I know!! Okay, one more drumroll…We are moving to paradise! Maui to be exact!
The opportunity of a lifetime presented itself to us a few months back, and when life tells you to move to Maui, you move to Maui. We will be on the same property that Jeff took me on our first date (I’m only half kidding, but that’s a story for another time). It’s where we would later get engaged and where Julian would eat his first food. (Avocado right from the tree!) In a way it already feels a bit like home.
If you’re ever been, you know that Maui is a little slice of heaven. I feel so fortunate to have this chance of a lifetime experience before the kids are in school. I appreciate Hawaii’s slow pace, the warmth from the sun and the simplicity of living rural. And when I say rural, I mean really rural! Luckily, I am very well suited for rural living and wouldn’t have it any other way. I find great purpose in the home, and I’m excited to make Maui our temporary home.
I hope you will all still follow along on our adventures, even if Bainbridge Boheme is moving off of Bainbridge Island. We will be back home on BI eventually, but I can’t say when just yet. I firmly believe you bloom where you are planted, but I’ve never had to put that saying to the test. I am a huge homebody, so I would be lying if I said it’s all been rainbows and sunshine.
Our home here on Bainbridge is my sanctuary. Jeff and I remodeled it together, we got married here, and I almost delivered our son here. Needless to say, it has immense value to us. And while we will be back, it is still sad to say “see you soon.” Moving is stressful, even if it is to paradise. But we are almost there, and I can taste the salt water now.