Two years ago we packed up our London home, boarded a flight and ventured to the US chasing the American Dream. We landed in Arizona full of hope, excited about the future and eager to get started on our new adventure…time passed, the job market lagged and slowly but surely what we had expected to be a summer vacation in the Valley of the Sun stretched into a white knuckle job search marathon with no clear finish line. While my husband’s job search stretched on, my business grew and so did our commitment to chasing the dream, for no other reason than we had to believe that we had made the right choice, that we could essentially start over from scratch, and that at some point he would land the perfect job in the ideal location that would allow us to live our dream. As I write this, I am beside myself with joy when I say that everything we had hoped for, strived for and dreamed of is quickly becoming reality in Snohomish County Washington…which leads me to ask,”Do they make high heeled wellies?”
We are knee deep in closing documents, befriending the local feed shops and learning everything we can about country living. Not one to slowly wade into anything, we were here less than 2 days before we adopted two baby Guinea Fowl, grilled our first farm to table pork chops and became best friends with our farm land lady who has so kindly rented out her farm house to us while we wait for the keys to our new “home stead”. Ever the city girl, I packed heels, skinny jeans and dry clean only tops for our 2 weeks on the farm (not because I am a complete idiot, but because that is all I have. And yes everyone at the feed shop giggles hysterically when they see me coming), needless to say I have so very much to learn, first and foremost where to buy a new wardrobe and how to build a chicken coop.
This next month will see so many exciting changes taking place in my personal life, and for that I will be taking a few weeks off to soak up every last second of this long awaited reality. I will be back in late July with a new appreciation for wash and dry tops, a chicken coop and a new kitchen in the country.