I’m definitely thinking about leaving my entire life behind in Northern Virginia. This is home for me and always has been. A friend recently told me, 'you have the life of like 20 people up there!’....and she’s right! My family (dad, mom and baby bro), amazing friends (like seriously the best and so many of them), and a beautiful home that reflects everything I love. It’s an incredible life. And I’m so, so grateful for all of it.
Now I’m moving to brand new city...in a brand new state...and in what some people want to be their own country -- Dallas, TX! It’s kinda crazy!
I want to share something cool, though, that happened before this whole thing even happened. So I was walking down Reston Town Center last year and I suddenly had a feeling come over me...
It’s time to move.
Was it strange? Mmmm...that's not really it, it actually just felt really right. Like a divine message sent down. I thought...
Yeah, I’m ready. I’m ready for the next big step.
And that’s the same month I met my now husband, Antonio (here's the story).
So 9 months later, I have a new fiancee, turned into new husband, turned into brand new location. That part is really exciting! Really exciting to go from being single to being married. In fact, being a divorcee and getting re-married. In many ways, it’s like a fairy tale come true. Only thing is -- what happens at the end of those stories? What’s happens when the princess goes off with the knight in shining armor? We just know she’s happy...but the reality is you’ve got the day to day of life.
So...that’s what I’m scared of in Dallas. What’s it going to be like living in a new place and not knowing what I’m used to? Not knowing everyone and their mom (and my mom!) and meeting at our fav spots? Not knowing my local Trader Joe’s peeps, my acupuncturist, my hip-hop teacher..all the things you grow to love and become so familiar with? And what about my secret garden?!
That’s what’s really tough about change. Change can be SO incredibly scary and change is also where SO much growth happens! The deep, down scary truth is that I AM excited for that. Am I scared out of my mind? Uh. Yeah. I totally am!
And I know that there is going to be so much good for me...so much love...so much success...so much good beyond what I can even imagine. This is the divine truth about taking the leap of faith.
What’s the big change you’re about to embark on? Or the one you've been holding off on out of fear? It may be a new job/business, a new phase of life or maybe reflecting on your own internal change…
I hear you on being scared and if you need a listening ear, I'd be honored if you shared. Just leave a comment below and let me know (and don't worry about making it perfect - sometimes it's just one word to share).
In the meanwhile, I’m definitely savoring my last few weeks here. To my family and friends and community in VA (you know you are!), I will miss you dearly (don't make me cry. seriously. stop it. you know I hate crying in public).
To a Life Beyond Measure,
p.s. I’m actually going to be taking a break for the next few weeks because um, I have a lot going on. Going to Maui for a retreat next week and when I come back, will make the big drive down to Dallas (yes driving!). Just want to give you a heads back that it’ll be about 4 weeks until you hear from me again.
But I’ll be posting pics on FB of my trip to Maui. And I’ll post pics of my move too! So like me over there and please comment so I feel loved during this crazy time! :)