Sunday, January 2, 2011

A year of Change

Is it just me, or did a lot of things change in 2010?  I mean, the year started out all normal like, with the usual changes: socks, bed sheets, underwear, trash bags, etc.  Then, in March, a change came that set a tsunami of changes into motion.

This little change was a job change.  I'd been employed as a loan officer at that particular bank for 9 years.  I was very happy with where I was, but something came along, and I just had to see where it would take me.  Well, one thing led to another and this initial change led to a change in my routine.  I changed the people I worked with, and the way I worked.  I also had to leave my house by 6:30 to be at work by eight.  My one-way commute changed from 20-30 minutes to a whopping hour-and-a-half!  This change led to a change in automobiles as my old Santa Fe had 170k miles on it.  After 6 months of this daily commute (not to mention the hefty fuel bill) something had to change.  So... we bought a home in Wentworth, MO.  This resulted in our need to change addresses, utility providers, etc.  Once we got moved up here, we had to change churches, as it was a little difficult for our entire family to be ready for our hour-and-a-half commute to our old church.  This meant changing the friends we hang out with on a daily basis.  Now that we're Missourians, we have to change our drivers licenses and the tags on our cars.  We've changed the restaurants we frequent, and the places we shop.  We've changed our bank accounts.  We've changed the way we heat our home (wood furnace vs. propane), and the way we cook our food (electric stove instead of gas range), and the way I record (smaller studio :( ).

"Sounds a little overwhelming", you say?  A bit.  Quite a bit.  Ok, a lot.  But, these changes have been good for us and, though I'd sometimes like to, I won't complain.  I know there is a reason and a purpose for all of this change.

Some things, however, will not be changing.  For example, our phone numbers.  We have Vonage, so no change there. :)  Our love for each other--Not changing unless it's for the better.  And last, but certainly not least, our status as Razorbacks!  Not gonna change.  On Tuesday night, I'll be watching with bated breath to see if Mallet and Co. can show Ohio State who THE University is.  Woo Pig Sooie!!!