Lots of things have happened to me over the past couple months, but most importantly, I have come home. Yes, finally and officially I have moved home. Many of you may have not known I had moved out of the house over a year ago, but I did, last August. *gasps from all the horrified stay at home daughters* I will explain. At the time, my family was moving back to Pennsylvania from Ohio, and instead of going with them I decided to stay in Ohio and pursue my education and experience as a living history interpreter at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton, OH. I had been offered that job soon after I graduated high school, and considering almost all of the other staff were in their mid to late twenties and with college degrees, it was a huge opportunity. It was also a big decision for me. As many of you know I have been a self proclaimed SAHD since I started this blog, and I believed I would stay that way until I got married. But when those crossroads were put in my path, either going with my family or staying in Ohio, I gave it some thought. Being a stay at home daughter is a great thing. If God leads you to live a fruitful, enriching life at home with your parents then that is wonderful. But suddenly I realized, it wasn't for me. The growth and encouragement I experienced working at that job was huge for me, as was the experience of simply living on my own. Of course I always had plans to move back home, but the experiences I had over that year and the lessons I learned will always stay with me. What made me move back? I felt that my time away from home was coming to a close, and I felt that God was telling me to begin the next chapter, and that began with moving back home. It was just time.
Now I am happily at home, working and saving and exploring a lot of creative outlets I hadn't had time for when working full time, a few of which would be my shop and blog. I am in the heart of Civil War history, just a stone's throw from Gettysburg, which means lots of day trips on my days off! I just got back from Europe (which will definitely be a post of it's own, or two). Life is good. I have been greatly blessed. And yes, there is still that special man in my life. However, details on that you will have to wait for. But there is big news. :)
Expect a post very soon on my adventures, starting in Rome. Have a lovely fall afternoon!