CHANGES PART ONE

pink couch - shorts and longs - julie rybarczyk2R-house doesn’t look much the same as it did a year or so ago.

And I don’t just mean the décor.

Every one of us here has been walking through a wee bit of transition…

Last year, R-boy was a high school freshman.

Now he’s a six-inches-taller, voice-an-octave-lower high school sophomore who’s finding his groove, owning his style, pursuing his passions, and driving my car. He’s growing into himself and growing out of just about everything else.

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Last year, R-girl was a college freshman.

Now she’s a totally-rocking-it-at-life college dropout who’s landing work for herself like she was born to do it. She’s chasing her dreams, finding her voice, building her business, and uncovering a whole world of creative possibilities.

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Last year, I was a busy freelance copywriter and longtime single mom.

Now I’m an even busier freelance copywriter and even longer-time single mom who sees an empty nest looming up ahead, who’s trying to keep up with all the changes (and feelings!), and who’s dating a great guy.

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A great guy who lives way the heck on the other side of town with his (six-year-old) son and who has been brave enough to enter R-world.

So. Wherever we go from here, there’s one thing I know for sure:

This season at R-house is a magical moment in time.

And while some days it feels like I’m just trying to keep up with it all, I am also doing my best to savor it.

Because, wow.

 

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But enough of that.

Let’s talk furniture.

Tomorrow.

xo

 

5 Comments

  • Julie

    I love my coat rack – and I especially love that it’s finally empty!! (#warm) Hope we can connect soon!

     
  • Julie

    Oh thank you, friend! The feeling is mutual.

     
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    May 20, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Mary Pat McNeil

    Wow and wow! And I want to hear more about the guy…AND I REALLY WANT THAT COAT RACK! Sorry we missed each other this week. Life intervened.

     
  • Jonathan

    I love how you capture life. You are extraordinary.

     

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