I tried to settle into our new lifestyle while we lived in San Diego and I found it difficult. That's when this little proverb changed my life.
In Virginia Beach, I was able to volunteer with the Marine Mammal Rescue Team saving dolphins, seals, and even turtles. I fulfilled one of my life-long dreams. I also spent the coldest part of the year volunteering for the Special Olympics annual Polar Plunge into the Chesapeake Bay.
With my husband often out to sea, I began homeschooling our children and traveling throughout Virginia for hands-on history lessons. I took Wilton cake decorating classes and surprised myself at what I could create. I was a Texas wildflower blooming in beach sand.
We moved back to Texas last year when my husband took a civilian job. I've already submersed myself into our new town through volunteering, church, 4H, and more. We still enjoy homeschooling and belong to a great social group of adults and children.