Tomorrow I move to a new place on the UWS. That’s the Upper West Side. I’m getting this city lingo correct. I have committed to stay in New York City for the month of April. While I am excited, it is still hard to be away from my husband, my children, my animals, and my friends. I am so grateful for this opportunity and as we keep saying in our family, “make it count!” I intend to continue growing, writing, doing work and service in my program of sobriety, meeting my obligations, and staying grateful for this season in my life. I feel like an exchange student. Each day I am so excited about my adventures and my surroundings, but there are moments I think I want to pack up and fly back into my comfort. I know that growing is painful despite one’s surroundings. Staying in gratitude. Making it count.