Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Wish there was more time to landscape =)
 There were certain times in my life where I never thought that being independent, or living on my own, were ever possible.  Prime example... the entire duration of high school.  My parents drove me crazy.  I drove my parents crazy.  And all I wanted to do was get away. 

So when college time approached, I decided to go away.  I made it a year, and while living away for college was a blast, it just didn't seem "right". 

After my first year of college, I moved to Florida.  With a boy.   And I lived there 4 months before coming back home.  While certain events took place, those of which I don't really feel comfortable discussing (it's been almost 6 years, and it still makes me tremble, but that story is for another day, maybe), I moved back home.  Back home with my parents.  And so I came full circle. 

And so I took time off school, and worked.  Worked to save money.  To save money, so that one day, I would be set free, again.  It didn't come as fast as I had wanted.  And then... I met a boy.  A boy named Andy, who worked in a music shop.  And my life changed.  Not instantly, of course, but slowly. 

At first, I just dated to date.  Andy was a nice guy, but he was older, and I was still somewhat immature.  Definitely nothing like I am now.  But as our relationship progressed, I found myself growing as a person.  And in that time, we grew together, as well. 

Andy may not realize this, but he's one of the major reasons I went back to school in the first place.  They always say that once you take a break from school, it's hard to get back to it.  You work, you make money, so why give that up?  But Andy had so many goals, so much ambition to get things accomplished.  I had to evaluate myself and say "I have goals, I have ambition, too."  And so I went back to school. 

And eventually, 2 years after we'd went on that "1st date" we decided to move in together.  I was finally independent from my parents... truly on my own.  And we live in that cute little house in the Highlands of Louisville.  And while we're not your perfect couple, we compliment eachother... like peanut butter and jelly. 

So yeah... thanks for sitting and letting me go on a Cliff's Notes rant about Andy and I.  But seriously, if it wasn't for Andy... I wouldn't be independent.  I wouldn't be mature.  I wouldn't have an appreciation for certain things.  I wouldn't be blogging. 

I wouldn't be cooking! 

The magic happens here.

And that would be a travesty. 

Life without cooking would be quite dark, indeed.

25 comments:

  1. As long as you like where you are and are comfortable, it means you have done all the right things in the past to get there!
    Thank Andy for me please for all those delicious recipes that you have been sharing :)
    Good luck in school!

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  2. Thats what I call learning the hard way.Its so quintessential for us to come around a full circle, thats when life's best lessons are learnt.
    I loved reading your post, written straight frm heart indeed.The last line of the post is the crux of my life too...So I hear you sista!
    BTW thanks for stopping by!

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  3. very sweet story... everyone has ups and downs in our lives and it's matter of getting through it. Great to read about your story :D

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  4. That is such a nice story. Thanks for dropping by my blog and it's so nice to meet you...

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  5. Very sweet story. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us! Adorable house, and you sound like an adorable couple. I moved back in with my parents for a while, too... and met my future husband while I was living there. Funny how things work out, huh? :)

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  6. Hi!, I love that cute little house!!! Its like those cute houses you see on kids books :), thanks for stopping by and love your sweet story, cant wait to check the rest of your blog :) have a nice day

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  7. There is an old saying in our culture that for every girl there will be boy who waiting for.It only need time to meet them. Just like you and Andy. Nice writeup. You expressed nicely about your feeling.

    Thanks for stopping at my blog. You have nice space. Nice to meet to you.

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  8. Love the recap - sometimes it's necessary to reflect :) Cute house too!

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  9. Home is such an important place, and it can take time to find your place. I had a really hard time leaving my parents' home, and eventually Ryan and I moved in together. Now I can imagine home without him! Have a beautiful Wednesday full of laughter and love!

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  10. Ti ringrazio di essere passata nel mio blog e del messaggio che hai lasciato, ma ti ringrazio sopratutto perchè così mi hai dato la possibilità di conoscere il tuo ble blog e la tua bellissima storia!Nel leggerti mi è venuto in mente il film" la ricerca della felicità" la vita può essere dura e uno non può mai sapere in anticipo se quella è la decisione giusta per viverla, l'importante è affrontarla e rincorrere i nostri desideri, la nostra felicità...poi un giorno chi sà forse la raggiungiamo....
    Ciao a presto

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  11. You were extremely lucky that life gave you a second chance by meeting someone so good for you. Having the right person in our lives can take us off and make us do great things. Having the wrong person in our lives can bury us under the ground. I am happy for you not because you are independent from your parents, but because you made the right choices to arrive at this point. Keep on.

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  12. It is really nice to read snippets of our favorite bloggers' lives because we feel, day after day, that they are becoming our friends. You did good, you came a long way and you should be proud of yourself. What a nice home the two of you have created.

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  13. Aaawwww thank you for sharing this wonderful story, Peggy. It's always nice to get to know a fellow blogger just that little bit more... am glad it all turned out really good for you, and that you're happy :)

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  14. Hi Peggy
    What a lovely and wonderful story.
    Wishing you all the best ♥

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  15. How wonderful that you and Andy found each other. It says a lot about him that he encourages you to grow.

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  16. I tried to connect as a follower but had trouble. Any advice?

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  17. Love this post! And great pictures! And even if he does forget your tennis shoes sometimes... like you said, peanut butter and jelly. It works :)

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  18. Hi,

    Love this post...Followed you just now...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  19. Glad to hear you found your niche. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Thanks for sharing such a sweet life story!
    Angie

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  21. Wonderful post! and it is good to be "home".

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  22. such a sweet post! i loved it~!

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  23. Every mistake, every happy dance and every life experience builds a lovely person complete with humanity if you accept and incorporate what you now know.

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  24. This is a beautiful post. It's funny because so much of what you wrote sounded familiar to me and my relationship. Although I am a university graduate and my boyfriend didn't even graduate high school, he is far more ambitious, goal oriented and hard working than I am. He has been such an inspiration for me to get my life and future in order and thanks to him I just landed an entry level position in the field I hope to build a career in! Additionally, he is the person who introduced me to the kitchen as well...Sometimes it's nice to appreciate those people who open up the world for us. Best of luck in your future.

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  25. Nice write up peggy....happy for u and Andy.....lovely house....thanks a lot for visiting my space....keep visiting...following u.

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