|Our soon to be missed view of our neighborhood.|
No excuses I know, but I am excited about some new ideas I have for continuing Stories from Turkey even as I return to the states. My family and I will be returning for the foreseeable future to small town life in rural southeast South Dakota.
It is a bitter sweet move of course - how could we not feel the weight of four wonderful years in Turkey? We will miss this place and our wonderful friends so much. There are so many adventures which have been left undone, so many stories that have been untold. And yet the time has come for our return.
I was out for a walk in the Outback this morning contemplating our move, thinking (worrying) about our car that is yet to be sold, and dreaming a bit about a new beginning, a new way forward for Stories for Turkey.
It won't be the same blog, it will be better. My role in it will necessarily change as I relocate - I only have so many stories to collect from my journals and write about after all. I have an outline in my mind for a plan to tell a broader story, a more regular story that honors and celebrates Turkey.
I need to work out the details but I hope to get everything up and running yet this summer. We fly back to the states on the 20th of June to begin a new life there. It is an exciting time and it is a stressful time and we are on the journey.
Life is good. Sometimes it is hard, but it is good.
*If you are interested, I've begun a new little project to provide an out let for more of my writing called Cobbled Together.