Oh man. It’s been a week.
But it’s here, my final night at Shady Ayers. Haven’t felt much like writing lately, but I thought I should at least try.
Moving to Maine was never in my plans. I was actually looking to buy in Utah...until I met Patrick on Mt. Moriah.
We bought this house as two kids, it was so exciting, and new, and it all felt so real. I was so sure this was it, we’d wear overalls, raise chickens, name each flower, and have picnics as a family out back.
But life likes to shake, rattle, and roll, and thus perform the unexpected.
And that’s just what happened.
We hiked the 4000-footers of NH, traveled and backpacked new mountains, bought a home, started new jobs, roadtripped, built an Airbnb, then autumn came. And our plans fell just as quickly as the color.
By winter of 2018, Patrick was gone and I was a solo homeowner.
And now, we finally break that legal contract and go our separate ways.
Ya see, life can be anything. We create the narrative to our story.
I felt real pain when our love story imploded, but that’s no reason to stop the story. Today, Patrick helped me pack the house. We laughed and we cried, the story still continues even after this home. It’s the same for so much of life. The chapters of our lives will never be certain, but we keep turning the page. As hard as some goodbyes are, we must stay excited for what comes next, because there will always be a next.
The last photo is my new home in New Portland, Maine. Population 776, riverfront, and on an actual paved road. Change is a-coming.
Thank you all for following me through this chapter. #shadyayers 🏠💙
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