New Year, New Life

Over New Year's weekend, Justin (and my parents) and I packed and moved like maniacs, in the 3 days that our landlord gave us to find a place and get out. It was a bit of a nightmare, and for awhile, it looked like we might have to live with my parents for a month or two, but in the end, it worked out. We have a new apartment, which feels more like home than anywhere I've lived in years and years. It's beautiful, and will end up being cheaper than the craptastic place we were living in. I am completely in love with this place! Overall, I'm happier than I've been since we moved (back) to Levelland 6 years ago. Who knew that a 30 mile move could do that? I love that we live 10 minutes from my job. I love that we're 10 minutes from Target, and real restaurants, and my doctors' offices. Justin will finish school in May, and I think this is (finally!) the year when our lives really start. Seeing as I'll be 30 (eep!!) then, it's about damn time.

My theme song for this year is Dog Days are Over by Florence + the Machine. It begins:

Happiness  hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her stuck still no turning back
She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled...

 
I'm not gonna run from happiness any more. The dog days are over.

5 comments:

Terroni said...

Congratulations, Susan!

Vittoria said...

i love this post. i love this theme song. i love everything.

Susanlee said...

@ Terroni & Vittoria Thanks! I like it too. -grin-

Toddy said...

I have been listening to "Dog Days are Over" ever since I read this. It. is. fantabulous. And joyous. And primal. And sums up everything I feel about my shit-astic year last year and how amazing 2011 has begun. Kudos to you. Happy for you and wishing you well. And cheers, T.

Susanlee said...

@Toddy: You should also listen to Drumming song, also by F+tM. It is equally awesome. The most accurate song about the intensity of relationships, ever.