We’re Going Home!

I’m so excited! We’re going home, back to the island that I love, the place of shiny happy people. And this is the exact place where my family belongs, where I belong. 
Is this the best photo you’ll ever see if you visit me regularly? It absolutely is NOT! But B took this with his phone while the babies and I played in our new living room, in our fabulous new pad, on our beloved island, with the biggest smiles we’ve had on our faces in a year. So in my head, this photo is awesome (even though I really look fat in this picture...I hate fat days…don’t we all?)
Our new place is awesome. We have rooms with ocean views, there is a full playground (yes this is important), the pool has waterfalls and a covered cabana, there’s a full gym, and a golf course thingy if you’re in to that kind of thing. You can get a massage on site in their spa, and then walk to the beach in less than 5 minutes even with 2 babies in tow. At this point, I can’t complain and the stars are aligning. 
I’ve been incredibly unhappy for the past year. I might have to even admit that I have been horribly depressed at times. I’ve already admitted that my family has been falling apart. We’ve hated the woods and we’ve become the kind of people that I honestly just do not like. We let this place change us and our relationships with each other. That’s our fault really. You can’t blame pine trees, fake people, and allergies for that. We lost who and what we are in these woods.
Last weekend, I made a decision to reclaim my life, and my family. Putting my size 5 foot down was the best thing I’ve done in a long time. And today…I’m smiling and hopeful that the coming year will be our best year ever!
We’re on the right track. We’ll be in paradise (my paradise anyway) with all of our “stuff” on Monday. B works tomorrow, we move Sunday and again on Monday, and then we are so there dudes. 
Bring on the sparkles. Y’all will be sick of my sunshine pumping and glitter blowing within about a month. I’m just excited to be home again!

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I love the smile on your face… as well as the kids dancing around the room! Good luck with the move and glad things are looking up for you! 🙂

  2. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Congratulations! I’m still waiting on my paradise 🙂 I hate where we live. It’s a great picture and I am loving all that space!

  3. Love the new place! I know the island is what makes you happy, but the new clean space would be my favorite part! Bring on the sparkle!! <3

  4. Yay!! So excited for you guys!

  5. Melissa Rheinlander says:

    WooHoo Back to the Island!!

  6. Woohoo! Do you have a guest room? LOL

  7. Congrats Christy on the move! Hope you are enjoying yourselves!

  8. clgossett says:

    Well it’s cold, windy, and rainy. Normally I wouldn’t enjoy that, but here, I still smile!

  9. clgossett says:

    Oh my…I forgot how much you love the beach! We’ll make room….come on! 🙂

  10. clgossett says:

    It’s the best feeling ever.

  11. clgossett says:

    The inside space is awesome and the outside space is amazing. So glad we’re back. You’ll find your way to paradise too.

  12. clgossett says:

    Ha! Almost didn’t want to move furniture in because they loved dancing around in the living room so much. And thanks for your support Staci!

  13. Best wishes with your move! I love the layout of your new home! I have lived in many place because my husband is Navy and have learned that location can really make a difference on so many levels. Wishing you joy in paradise!

  14. So much happiness to happen in your new home! Bring on the joy! And sweetie, if that’s your “fat” day, I’ll take that on any of my days! lol You look gorgeous! Bring on the sparkle!

  15. Whatever on the fat day comment! What, what- EVER! I’m so happy you are back home so I can come crash on the couch and soak up this unfamiliar concept of an ocean. 🙂

  16. clgossett says:

    Dude…the tummy pooch thing HAS to go. What’s up with that? And bring it any time. We’re literally a hop, skip, and jump away and there’s plenty of room for you, Michael, AND Michael. Free room and board is always a great motivator for a vacation.

  17. clgossett says:

    Seriously…it’s the belly fat. I’m excited about our new (old) life though! Thanks for all of your support….ALWAYS!

  18. clgossett says:

    Thanks Alea! We are at home again…everything else is falling in to place. It’s a beautiful thing.