In less than 2 weeks, our family will be permanently moving to New Orleans. The last time I lived in Louisiana was 2000. It seems like it has been a lifetime since I’ve lived there and so much has changed since Katrina hit my beloved city.
For those keeping track, this will be Interstate move #5 for our family. Yes, we’ve moved a lot during my husband’s Army active duty career. (So far, Minnesota, Texas, Virginia/DC, Colorado and Iowa)
For me, there is a lot of excitement surrounding this move, more so than any other move we’ve ever done.
I am going HOME
New Orleans is where I was born and raised. I love my city. There is just something about New Orleans . It gets into your bones, your blood, and your soul. It isn’t just a place you live. It becomes a part of you. I’ve been fortunate to live in many different places in the US, (including Washington, DC) and none of them has ever come close to New Orleans.
There is something about the food, the history, the architecture, the culture, the way of life, but most of all, the people. I firmly believe that there are two kinds of people in the world, those we live in New Orleans and those that live everywhere else. It’s just a different kind of life that New Orleanians have than any other place I’ve traveled to or have lived in.
I’ll be the first to admit moving back home with my family won’t be a walk in the park. There will be lots of transition for my husband, daughters and myself. We will have to find our” new normal”. I know, we are ready and prepared for the challenges that lay ahead of us.
I’m can’t wait to show you, my readers, my version of New Orleans. It’s not just Mardi Gras, food and music. There is so much more and I plan to show you the true beauty of New Orleans and everything it has to offer.
Have you ever been to New Orleans? What was your favorite part about it? If not, What would you like to see ? Leave a comment below or feel free to email me.