whaddup kids, it’s...uh...#wednesdayintroductions time? 😂 we’re right back into the life of jess and this is part five, so if you wanna read from the very beginning, just use this hashtag: #lifeofjessmcghie
so last you heard, we were kinda naively singing our catchphrases, “we’re going to york, at least it’s not manchester!” and “we are NEVER doing up another house again.” as we moved to york, england from NZ. ha. ha. ha. oooh boy does God have a sense of humour. 😂
we lived in york for about a year, exploring the city, meeting new people, but mostly wondering what the heck we were supposed to be doing there. I was 14 when we arrived, so I was mainly occupied with schoolwork, starting a blog (“yours truly”, anyone?), and sticking a camera into everyone’s faces and every flower because #art. we got to know some great humans there who, really, were my first human introduction to england. it just so happened that most of them were americans 😂
towards the end of our first year in york, we were comfortable and content but still wondering what it was that we were supposed to be doing in the UK. so we booked a holiday to NZ, to see family and have a break (and apparently experience a terrible earthquake) and on our way back, in a series of i n s a n e events, we had a project and ministry thrown into our hands. guess what it was.
that needed renovating.
refer back to our catchphrases and imagine our face-palm-all-you-can-do-is-laugh moment.
we came back from NZ and 3 days later we moved into an old house that was one of our biggest projects yet - a pink, green, and blue bathroom. mouldy wallpaper. pink + red rooms. a garage that looked like it was having a mid-life crisis. and yet? it was exactly where we were meant to be. we renovated the heck outta that house and it took 5 years, countless humans, tears, laughter, fellowship, doubt, hundreds of mistakes and so. much. coffee.
so I guess if ya wanna continue the saga you’re gonna have to come back next time 😏 but I wanna hear from you! did you ever start a melodramatic blog in your teenage years? what’s your favourite thing about your parents/family?