Springing into a New Apartment

Oh, how much there is to be thankful for. Today I am thankful for:

A new morning.

The surprises that awakening in a new home brings.Where am I?

Where am I?

Oh yes, I have moved!

Sunshine streaming in through the windows opening to the Pacific Ocean, vast and sparkling like so many jewels on this best new day.

The View From Up Here

The View From Up Here

For Spring, a time of rebirth and renewal. A dark year has passed and now in this bright home with a view of heaven, hope is renewed and opportunities sing.

Parents who come from hours away and they don’t stop packing and moving and unpacking and making everyone laugh and feel happy and valued and loved.

Mom Gets It Done!

Mom Gets It Done!

For gracious friends who come with boxes and more boxes. Then return in the late evening to break them down and haul them out again and they make it seem like it is just a “little” something they “want” to do.

For kids who spend time moving clothing and boxes and furniture, running up and down stairs again and again with yet another load.

For dad’s BFF who lent his van to move the “delicate” things.

Steve, Dad n Me

Steve, Dad n Me

For a smiling and welcoming new neighbor who arrives just in time with kind words and a welcome home gift.

For two good men from Beacon House who pitch in to get the heavy lifting done and who shoulder the bulk of this big move.

Quick Lunch Break

Quick Lunch Break

For a place nearby for Buddy, my dog. I miss having him underfoot and by my side as a constant companion. Next best thing is to have him down the street.

For my new apartment owners and manager who asked me which color, then installed fresh new carpeting, painted everything bright and white, re-tiled the shower, refinished the cabinets and had a huge cleaning crew in to make the place sparkle and shine. Wow. It feels so good to come home!

For my son, away at college, who stops over to share a breakfast burrito and try out the new shower.

Nice to Have Kids To Break A Place In

Nice to Have Kids To Break A Place In

For no internet, TV or landline for another week. I anticipate finishing The Circle by Dave Eggers, Lean In by Cheryl Sandburg, starting The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown. Who knows, maybe I’ll unpack the rest of these boxes!

For a hot spot! We can use this to access the Internet from home when we really must have it.

For another blogging challenge. After completing the March Slice of Life Writing Challenge, I have missed the daily writing. What a difference a little writing makes. I am looking at the world and life through this writer’s lens – fascinating, fun, engaging. How did I teach writing without this?

For people who read this blog and support my growth as a person and a writer as I am learning that for me the two go hand in hand.






About Be Strong. Be Courageous. Be You

Principal at the School at the north end of Los Angeles Harbor where AWESOME happens. Working to make the world a little more wonder-full.
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15 Responses to Springing into a New Apartment

  1. franmcveigh says:

    Oh, Dayna,
    You have way too much time on your hands now that you have issued a blogging challenge for April! After moving!

    There’s something about the whole process of writing that truly is addictive . . . and then when you have “readers” and “commenters” – “OH, MY!

    It looks like you are on a great path for learning. . . and growing! And what a wonderful season for both!


    • daywells says:

      What was I thinking? I tend to jump in with both feet and then think! Writing each day is a very good way of considering life. Thanks for your continued cheers!


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  3. ansumani says:

    Good luck with both – your move and writing!

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  4. Donna says:

    Sounds like you are happy with the move. Good luck with the writing.

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  5. elsie says:

    What blessings you have in your life right here and right now. Plus you are on spring break, right? Writing is addictive, especially when you know someone will read and share that moment of your life. Happy unpacking!

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  6. csskubik says:

    Congrats on the new, sunny place. Light, water, good roots… Go Dayna!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. TK says:

    Congratulations on the move. May it be the start of something wonderful for you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. laurenfaith says:

    Gratitude like this brings so much even more amazing life and love to you! LOVE this blog! You are amazing.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. jarhartz says:

    Yay, Dayna! So much to love about this and your life bringing so much sparkle to all around you. Your babies look like they did when they were little. (maybe it’s the duck)

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