I feel really lucky. My parents gave me a lot- A LOT- of things…tangible and otherwise. I have been (and continue!) to be very blessed (#blessed) by everything they’ve taught me.
Something that has always resonated with me is this quote because I deeply believe that my parents instilled both ROOTS and WINGS in me. And I’m fairly certain that these were the best gifts that they could have ever given me.
These gifts from my parents have given me the ability to feel confident to explore the world and pursue my dreams. It’s also given me the confidence to know that I can always come back home. It’s given me the ability to take chances and do the things I dream of doing while being sure that no matter what the outcome I’ll always have a soft place to land.
It’s because I know and truly believe these things that I can allow myself to go on adventures, take chances and try new things.My latest new thing? I’m pursuing a new job…in a new town…in a new state.
I’m relocating to Nashville, Tennessee!
I’m currently feeling a whole lot of emotion. While part of me is sad to leave my friends, my family, my home & everything I know…there is MORE of me is excited to try something new. I’m excited to explore a new city. To take on a new job that is more focused on the parts of Human Resources that I thrive in. I’m excited to give myself a chance to live how I am. To be young and single and find myself…again! The idea of starting fresh, picking everything up and beginning again is so attractive to me…I think it’s something about the gemini in me…or so I’ve been told 😉
I’ve made a big move away from home before (twice,actually) but this isn’t 2005 and I’m not 18. I’m not following my friends to college. It’s also not 2011 and I’m not 24. I’m not moving to be closer to a boy and pursue a relationship. It’s 2015 and I’m 28 years old. I’m pursuing something new. This is the first move that I really, truly feel like I’m doing FOR ME.
I’m taking a big step back out in the real world. I’m throwing myself out there. I’m taking a big risk….and I feel like I should be more scared than I am. I feel like I should be more anxious and more unsure. I’m not though. I’m confident and excited. I’m ready. Something about this just feels like it’s really, really right. There is so much more that I want to write and share about how I’m feeling, what I’m excited about and what is causing me anxiety. For today though? I just wanted to share and be excited about my news. I know there is more to come…and you can bet I’ll be sharing it with you!
Here’s to something new!