No matter what anyone says, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. Growing up in Utah, I have felt indifferent to living here. In fact, growing up, I looked forward to the day where I moved to another state and lived in my own area for a while. I had always imagined that I would move to a big city, get an amazing job, and be very successful.... Well, the move definitely happened, but to a place that I never expected to live. I didn't realize how familiarity with my location, the city life, family, and friends impacted my life so much. I always took that for granted. Isn't that funny? Because now I just laugh at myself with how lost I am and how unfamiliar with things I am ALL THE TIME. I also have a lot of free time (because I am unemployed) which has never happened to me. Like ever. So now, I'm exploring who Rachelle really is because I have the time to sit down and really think about it. In all of these thoughts, I have come to realize that relaxing over the past month has been theraputic for me, but I am ready to get a job and have some structure in my life. Because I have not been able to find a job yet, I came home this week so that I could visit my family and friends. I don't have a job schedule to follow, so I thought I would take advantage of my free time. Let me tell you how nice it's been to be in familiar surroundings again!! My goodness!! It's been amazing :). In the past week, my sister-in-law and brother had a baby, I've visited friends and family, I've gone to the movies, boating with family, shopping with friends, and gone out to eat! I mean what more can a girl ask for??
Here is my cute new little nephew. He is named after my oldest brother, Brennon :)
I have had such a good time here at home. It's been a rejuvenating trip, and although there are so many good things about home, I have to remember the good things that have been happening in Montana and hold on to them... Because if I don't, I'll never go back! haha... So, here are some things that I have been thinking at home in Utah about Montana. In Montana, I have felt more peaceful than I've ever felt and am trying to slowly adjust to a new lifestyle. I feel like an alien and also feel like I don't speak the right language, but I am slowly becoming familiar with the lingo and activities that people participate in there. Change is hard, but as time continues on and Montana becomes my new home, hopefully it'll be worth it! I hope I can continue on and adapt to the new culture there as I continue to live a new life because life is supposed to be enjoyed!! Who says you can't have two homes?! Utah will always have my heart, but with time, Montana will become my second home. I will learn the ways of a country girl living in country land.