Yesterday it was summer. This morning I woke up and it was fall. Walking through the courtyard to breakfast I could smell it in the air. This time of year I wouldn't want to live anywhere else besides right here. It's fall in Michigan that reminds me of why I don't pack up my bags and leave during the other 9 months. This is why I stay.
Bryce and I talked very seriously about moving out of state for awhile. When we first got engaged we looked into it very seriously. What it came down to for us was that, beyond missing our family and friends, we would really miss Michigan itself. Yeah, the economy sucks right now and all that, but it really is a truly beautiful place to call home. Plus we found that what we really wanted to do with our lives, didn't have us leaving Michigan at all.
Ultimately what we mapped out - our 10 year plan, if you will - is that we want to move up here, to the Traverse City area, and open our own winery. This is something we would both just die to do, so we've started a loose time line for how we can make it happen ... including paying off all our debt, buying our cars, selling the house, saving up a shit-ton of money, etc.
So this is me, just putting it out to the universe. Got it, universe? Carolynne and Bryce are going to own a winery. And live in a big house overlooking all the grapes. Also, throw in some kids and a dog or two. K? Thanks.