As April comes to a close, I find myself in the midst of transition. 

Earlier this week, S completed the final requirements for his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee. The graduation ceremony is on Saturday. My parents are coming in town this weekend to join in the celebrations. 

We have also found ourselves at the threshold of a new and unexpected opportunity. S will be going in for an important interview in the next week or so. If this works out, a lot of things will change for us. 

Next weekend, S and I are going to Orlando, Florida to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It will be our wedding anniversary, which I will probably spend sobbing into my butter beer because Harry Potter gives me all the feels. 

This chapter in our lives has come to an end. Everything is changing. S has been in school the entire time we’ve been married. This shift will offer us a completely different change of pace, a different lifestyle. 

I’ve found myself craving silence. I sit still in the spring sunshine and reflect. This is my life. I will never be in this place again. I believe in being present and in recognizing our finite existence, the rapidity of life changes, and in pausing to notice where and who we are at this exact moment. 

 I am utterly preoccupied with these shifts. I have been finding myself writing these blog posts at 1am because I forgot to do it earlier. And so, I have decided to take a short break from this blog. 

I need to inhale slowly and remember the past and how things have changed. I need to exhale with growing excitement for the future. I need to unashamedly lose my mind in Harry Potter land (#sorrynotsorry). I need to notice the details of these days, because they are fleeting – I’ve been here for 2 years already! 

I will return here in a couple of weeks, just after my trip, in mid-May. Check me out on Instagram (@cmcoxwrites) if you want to stalk me before then. 

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