Showing posts from June, 2019

On Getting A Cat (aka Little Steps)

It's now been a couple of weeks since we moved. It has certainly been quite a ride as we are starting to settle in to new rhythms. Apparently, a new rhythm includes a cat. What a turn of events. I never thought I'd own a cat. I like cats, don't get me wrong. But I never thought I'd own one of my own. Now for anyone who doesn't know, I am decently allergic to cats.  However, over time I get used to cats and the allergies become less-I found this out with Katie's cats at home. When we went to visit the Humane Society, I could feel the allergies kicking in, my eyes watering and my throat scratching. But allergies will lessen with Rosie the more she's here! I can tell already that it's not nearly as bad as it was yesterday. But a cat brings with it new, different normals. Last night, as we all collectively adjusted to each other, was probably the worst night of sleep I've had in a while. It was hot, and she kept either meowing or jumping on the be

Last Boxes & Balancing Acts

It's official!   The last box has been unpacked, the last knickknack is finding it's home, and the first week of a new life is under our belts.  How strange it has been to enter into a period of settling in. It seems like not that long ago that I was just getting comfortable with where I was at and the things going on around me. And then suddenly [poof] we have to do it all over again.  However, there is something satisfying about being able to look around and say "Yes, this finally feels like a home." The traces of movement are gone, and a feeling of permanence settle in to our apartment and into my soul. We've begun to explore the area, going on some hikes and shopping excursions; setting some rhythms that will become our new normal in the years to come. It's fun to find little things that make a place feel like home. Flowers are all around us here, and flowers have always been a thing that I enjoyed and drew comfort from. To move to a place  that  is ful

The Middle of the Mess

Welcome to The Sonder Place! My name is Michael Wright. I'm 24 years old. I'm the creator of Sonder Creative Solutions, which is the name that holds my graphic design and photography ventures together.  This blog will serve to keep people updated on the story of my life story, and the stories of the people and places I encounter along the way. I have a wife, Katie, and we are celebrating our year anniversary this weekend! We are currently up in a small town in Wisconsin recovering from a day out on the water, away from the noise, the hustle and bustle of it all. This weekend is right in between one of the craziest years of my life and an incredible journey that's ahead. Before this weekend, I was finishing up a job that I loved in a town that I loved with people that I loved.  I've been the Pastor of Student Ministries at a local church for the past four years. This May, due to difficult circumstances, my time there has drawn to a close. When we get back tomorro