I was talking to my mom on the phone the other night, and we were chatting about how much change happened in my life all at once this past summer. Moving to Nashville followed by losing 2 family members faced me with a big gut check. Times of adversity are inevitable but where some of the most beautiful things in life are created. I had time to say goodbye to one of my family members, but the other, my sweet Mandy girl, was gone before I even knew she was sick. It was incredibly hard coming back home without my dog there to greet me, and it still is. It’s hard for people to understand when it’s not there own, but anyone who has a dog knows the impact they have on someone’s life.
“Dogs may only be here for part of your life, but to them, you are their whole life.”
I have a great roommate, and I’ve made some great friends here in Nashville, but without my people from home here, loneliness is a regular feeling. Not so much physical loneliness but being in a new place and wishing certain people were enjoying it there with you. I’m right where I’m supposed to be, chasing a dream, but with that comes the cost of loneliness more often than not.
The conversation with my mom continued with how I’m constantly surrounded by families where I live, which makes me think of my own all the time. It’s been making me feel the need to have something of my own down here; something I can be with every day and take care of. I’ve thought about it, prayed about it, hoped for it, and finally started making it happen.
“You can’t buy love, but you can rescue it.”
The next part of my Nashville adventure is about to get a little crazy, but I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing home a new family member in a few weeks! I’m not spilling all the details yet, but it will be a very young PUPPY, very cute and very spoiled. I’m still working on names for HER, but ideas are welcome.
The timing is perfect for me, and none of the hard parts that are to come matter to me as much as bringing something this special into my life. It will all be worth it. I’m most excited to show her around the city, explore new places with her, and fill some of my heart back up.
Get ready for more fun and memorable updates on this new part of my Nashville journey. This girl’s about to be a fur mama 😉