New Adventures

Well, things sure have been quiet on this blog! However, it is only because things in the real world have been crazy. In late April, I received my full, unrestricted license to practice mental health counseling and following that I was busy applying for jobs and interviewing for several positions. With all of that being said, I am excited, nervous, and a little sad to announce that I have accepted a position in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Animals in the Mountains in North Carolina

While I am beyond excited for a new adventure across the country, my heart breaks a little to leave North Carolina and the east coast. We had always planned on our time in North Carolina being a temporary move, so this shouldn’t be a surprise to me but somehow, it is. Over the past couple of months, I was starting to fall in love with North Carolina even more than ever, and it was starting to look like we were going to be here a little longer than the 1 – 2 years that we had originally planned. I was really starting to kind of fall in love with that idea.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee mountains

But change is good! And exciting! So stay tuned because I’m sure we will have lots of new places to explore. I am also going to backtrack and post some of our latest adventures, including the Outer Banks and Nashville, Tennessee.

North Carolina Pier

My last day of work is scheduled for July 1st, and we’ll probably be spending our 4th of July moving across the country! I’ll be spending the next four weeks soaking up every last second. Luckily, I have a lot of PTO to use up so I’m hoping to squeeze in a few extra adventures before we leave this amazing place!

Topsail Island, North Carolina

Even though I’m from Iowa, I haven’t traveled much west of there, with the exception of Denver. That means that this part of the US will be new to me! If anyone has any tips, hints, or must – see places in or around South Dakota, I’d love to hear them! We’ll be in the southwestern part of the state, not too far from Colorado and Wyoming.

Sunset in Cape Coral, Florida


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