It is real now. We have packed and crammed our lives into the suitcases pictured above. I have to admit, I am nervous. This is a huge move and we are starting over in virtually every way. I chose to ignore my nervous feelings until after the marathon. But the marathon has come and gone so I am a bit scared. I am lying on the floor, our bed is long gone, and am about to sleep for the last time in our little flat.
Everything about our lives has been in chapters. There was the New Zealand dating chapter, the Arizona break up chapter, the Reunited New Zealand Christmas chapter, the Engagement chapter, the Arizona wedding chapter, Newlywed in New Zealand chapter, and now, the Settle down in Arizona chapter. I hope I am ready for this new chapter. In hindsight, I realize how incredibly different my life outlook is. Basically, the New Zealand chapters have strengthened me in too many ways to name.
I packed up and left Arizona the second I got married. Jason and I have really only known a life together in New Zealand. Well, it is USA time. Hopefully he can learn to live with a bunch of nerds who are obsessed with Ohio State and El Rancho.
17 more days.
P.S. I had a Proud to be an American moment when we heard the news about Bin Laden. It was nice to hear some positive media coverage about the USA. I was grinning ear to ear and feeling proud about everything that my country stands for as the New Zealand nightly news reported the good news. From the other side of the world, I can tell you that we are all happy about justice being served.