When I was younger, I was convinced I had to get out of my home town. I thought I would never truly grow up if I didn't move away from our somewhat small town where everyone knew everyone and there were only so many job opportunities. So, as soon as graduated from college, I moved away. I took my first nursing job about three hours from home, just far enough to experience the independence and adventure I was looking for, but close enough to run home to mom and dad whenever I wanted.
Although I now miss that laid back small town life, I am so glad that I made the decision to move when I did. I think my life would be very very different if I had started my adulthood there, and I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. There's more to this story, but will get to that another day (very soon actually!). The reason I'm sharing this with you today, is because living far from home means that my husband and I have lots of house guests, especially now that we have a child. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and close family friends want to spend time with our little guy and they need a cozy place to stay when they do!
, by Nicole Brzuchalski