|Four years ago and on our way to Penang|
Four years ago, today, Eric and I boarded a plane and left Austin on our way to Penang. Little did I know that two years would turn to four years and how much I would grow and change. To say that our time in Penang was amazing is an understatement. It is so much more than I can put into words. I'm not sure if it is Penang, living abroad, seeing the world, becoming a mother, letting go of the expectations of being a working woman, meeting people who became our friends and then our "family", or knowing that the world is an awesome big, diverse, beautiful place, but I am not the same Jenn who left Austin 4 years ago. I grew up. I became my own woman in this world. I became a mother. I made friends from all over the world. I have experienced cultures, religions, cuisines that so resonate with me that my heart smiles with joy, love and gratitude. I've made relationships that I didn't think I deserved and learned the type of friend, partner, wife and mother I desire to be. I am more patient and kind. I am more likely to offer help then turn away and judge. I am happy and grounded. I am clear that my family is my number one priority and where ever we are, together, we are home. I am open to the next great adventure, be it here in Austin, or another foreign land, but I am open and ready when it comes. For those of you who have shared the adventure of the last four years with me, thank you, it's been awesome. I don't know what the next four years have in store for us but I do know that more greatness is coming. I'll keep you posted!
|Four years later and back in Austin|