Monday, March 24, 2008

(excerpt from Chelsea Stebar)

I visited my old home town yesterday. It was a really surreal experience. You see, I grew up in a small, sheltered town in Utah. But I moved to Atlanta about five years ago. Now, I'm going to school out here in Utah and my sister has been visiting this week, so we took a day-trip down to our old home town.

It was a strange feeling, seeing my old house with someone else's cat in the window, driving down those same streets I had traversed so often as a kid. I knew them so well, and yet I had the unshakable impression that I didn't belong there anymore. I knew exactly where I was and who used to live where, but so much had changed. I had a set image in my mind of what everything was supposed to look like - the way I remembered it - but of course, a lot changes in five years.

I sure am glad I moved to Georgia when I did. I learned so much and met so many amazing people in Georgia. My life is so different now. Going back just made me realize how much I would have missed out on had I stayed in Utah.

But good gravy is it beautiful down there.

( From Chelsea's site on DeviantArt dated March 21,2008)


Amber said...

I loved your old house. I have many fond memories (and fond dates)of visiting you there during high school and my freshman year. It is beautiful. Cameron has some family in Ogden so on occasion we've driven up around Morgan and it is always sends me reminiscing to those days.
Oh and your rice krispie treat knees comment on my blog had me laughing. I've had a few of those to. :)

rachelmbingham said...

Wow, Chelsea is amazing! And Wendy, thanks for being my sister...I love you!

Shelli said...

I just can't get over how wondeful this blog idea is. I have felt so apart from you Stebar's, but now I feel closer again. Chelsea is an amazing artist, and I am so proud of Jacquie and Brian for accomplishing so much, and Wendy thankyou for making me laugh and giving your support, through your words and love. I have missed you.