I guess I’ve always been that kind of person that doesn’t really like change. I look around at this city that I love and see our landscape changing and it makes me sad. We recently counted over 15 construction cranes in the Nashville area. Housing prices are crazy insane and traffic has become a nightmare. My 5 mile commute to work has gone from 15 minutes to 30 or 45. Even though Nashville is a big (ish) city, it used to exude that small town charm – I think that is gone now. Is all of this growth a good thing?
Maybe so much has changed for me personally that I’m just struggling to find my footing, to feel a part of something again. I talk about finding the new normal – guess I’m still looking for it. The big question is do we fit into the new Nashville?
I love our home but often wonder if we are really located where we want to be. We have friends who are making the leap and moving to a new state – a place they really love. I think about how exciting and scary it must be for them. When do you know it’s the right time to find that new place, a new city/state to call home?
I don’t know if I am ready for a change but at least I’m open to start talking about it. Is it time to start looking for that little cabin in the mountains?
Photo from our last trip to Asheville, NC in 2014