About a month and a half ago I uprooted myself from seven comfortable years of living in Central Texas and moved to the magical land of SBC. For those of you unfamiliar with SBC, the acronym stands for Shreveport-Bossier City. I guess I should really say that I was swept off my feet by my then fiance. He slaved away putting together our beautiful home in SBC, rescued me from my ivory tower and led us to our land of milk and honey.
Needless to say, life has been insane these last few weeks.
We celebrated Thanksgiving immediately. Next was my husband’s bachelor party, then the wedding, honeymoon, Christmas and New Years. Following all of that hustle and bustle, I came down with a hefty cold and have spent the last four days taking exceptionally hot baths and vegging on the couch.
Sidenote: Bravo TV has been a nonstop marathon of housewives and hormonal servers/bartenders at a popular Hollywood restaurant.
Now let me start by saying my wedding was absolute perfection! (I’ll blog about it as soon as I receive pictures). It was a dream come true to finally marry the man who I absolutely adore. The best part was that as I held myself together throughout the whole evening, he got teary-eyed as I came down the aisle. He can’t deny it because it was caught on film.
Psst…He doesn’t need to know I spilled the beans with all of you so that will just be our little secret.
We then cruised into paradise for our honeymoon and it was the most wonderful vacation we have ever taken. After a few days at home, we split Christmases with our families. Our New Years celebration was just the two of us and surprisingly we were actually able to stay up till midnight… the first time in years. Now, with me getting sick, real life is beginning to set in.
Honestly, I’m so stoked!
Between you and me, I could not get this city off my mind while on my honeymoon. It was intriguing to take a vacation and not be completely distraught when it came to a close. I’m in a unique situation where real life is pretty darn sweet and, even on the trip, I couldn’t wait to get it started.
I owe that to SBC.
I still can’t leave the house without Google Maps blasting on my car stereo however, in the midst of maps, street signs and plenty of U-turns, I can see that this city is alive. It’s growing and thriving and uniting. I have never lived in a place like this before; a southern bayou, military-centric, Vegas of sorts. I can drive along the river looking at gorgeous buildings and see a B-52 flying on the horizon alongside a flock of birds flying in formation. All in the same windshield view.
And it’s not even close to being all this city has to offer. So here’s to learning, discovering and falling even more in love with my new home.