Hello hello hello! Long time no “blog!”
Let me start this by saying, yes, I know I haven’t been on here in months, but I also have been keeping very busy with so many other things. I’m not going to promise I’ll get back on a full schedule of blogging 3+ times a week, but I do promise to share the really important things that I’m most excited about, because that’s ultimately what I find joy in. If you ever want more current updates, just follow me on Instagram because that’s where you’ll find it!
Okay now let’s get into the big stuff. HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO ME! I truly cannot believe it has already been one year since I made my move across the country from Holt, Michigan to Dallas, TX. Not a lot of people from my hometown actually leave the state, and especially go this far from home. I seriously struggled at first. The night before my move, I cried so hard because I was undoubtedly afraid of the unknown that was to come. Plus my dad sent me the song “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” by Billy Ray Cyrus and if you don’t cry when listening to that song, something is wrong with you. I went against the scary thoughts in my head, and went for it and I am so proud of myself.
Once I got down here, I buried myself in my new job. I was too excited otherwise! I think that’s why I got so sad by February and March. I was pushing my feelings aside until I couldn’t any longer and I frankly just missed home. I missed being able to spend time with my friends, I missed knowing where everything was and not having to use my GPS to get to a grocery store, I just missed the comfortability I got so used to living in the same state my whole life. Everyone I spoke to here just kept telling me to “give it a year,” and let me tell you, I got so annoyed whenever I heard it because I am not the most patient person all the time. I almost didn’t even make it a full year because I wanted to give up, but I didn’t.
Now, here I am a year later. I am stronger, braver and way more secure than I ever have been. I have a work family that I feel I can trust with anything, I have been making great friends, and I have a few favorite spots around the city that are special to me. Dallas is my new home and I’m so happy to finally be able to say that.
If you are thinking about taking a chance and moving far away from home, do it. It will be scary at first, you will cry a lot I’m sure, but you will learn so much about yourself that you never knew before. Just remember, good things take time. Focus on your dream and why you are there and things will get better, I promise. xo