Onto the Next Adventure

*drumroll please*

Cary & I have moved to…

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE!

Over the past year, Cary & I have been feeling an intense desire to move. I’ve been carefully discerning and applying for positions and we’d narrowed it down to two locations that we were both truly excited about. And in the process of discerning, I applied for, interviewed, and denied a few positions before accepting this next position. I will be working as a Critical Care/Hospitalist/Pulmonology Physician Assistant with a group that has an incredible reputation locally for investing in and truly valuing their advance practice providers. That is something that I have not seen thus far in my career as a PA, so I’m expectant to see how I grow personally and professionally in this next position.

You may be thinking, “Didn’t you just move from Knoxville two years ago?” Yes, yes we did. We moved away from Knoxville initially because the job market was competitive for new-grads who had no experience and there were more opportunities in other states and cities. We also knew that a move to somewhere uncharted for us would be foundational to our relationship. Cary and I have learned how to be better partners. We’ve learned how to rely on each other rather than family or friends. We’ve grown in our understanding of what marriage is and how to communicate most effectively. I believe we would not have been able to learn all that in Tennessee right after getting married. So I’m extremely thankful for what this season in Myrtle Beach has taught us and instilled in us both emotionally and spiritually.

September 7, 2019

Our sweet 2.5 years in Myrtle Beach

But something we’ve been striving towards and pining after is a spirit of “settledness”. Although our time in South Carolina prepared us for this next adventure in Tennessee, we have dreams that have yet to come to fruition. We want to buy a house (), get a dog, grow a family, and invest in our local community. COVID unfortunately placed many of these dreams on the back-burner. But we are excited to hopefully see many of these dreams flourish in our new home of Tennessee.

We would appreciate your continued prayers as we embark on this new adventure. We are anxious, nervous, expectant, and overwhelmed all at the same time. Buying your first house amidst one of the worst buyer’s market we’ve had in decades was a tad distressing. But resting in the knowledge that it wasn’t our timing, it was God’s. And his timing is always perfect and opportune. He led us to a beautiful house that we could potentially see ourselves in for a long time to come! This is just another chapter of our story, but we can’t wait to see it unfold.

March 16-17, 2022

Looking with anticipation towards our future here in home sweet Tennessee. Can’t wait to share with you some of the projects we have planned and hopefully a few fun DIYs along the way. Overwhelmed and overjoyed to be back in Knoxville!

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