It’s been a while since my last blog post, but I’m so happy to start writing again!
I recently made the biggest/best transition of my life thus far. Within a month and a half I decided to relocate from Seattle, WA to Miami, FL and I successfully pulled it off. 2016 was such a life changing year for me in the best way possible. My thought process, mind and soul have all blossomed throughout the last year that has elevated me to where I am right now.
Earlier in 2016 I had in my mind that within the next two years I wanted to move to California or Florida to start the next chapter of my life. I wasn’t sure exactly how it was going to happen, or what the next step was for me to get there, but I knew I was going to make it happen. Fast forward to November of 2016, I stopped blocking out my thoughts of how unhappy I was in Seattle, and started focusing on how much potential I had to succeed in the next chapter of my life.
For me, I knew it was time to make a change because I felt like every day I was waking up feeling like I was stuck in the same routine, and I just felt like I wasn’t fulfilling my purpose in life. From the outside looking in, I’m sure everyone else would have thought I was at a great place in life. For a 22 year old: I have my own car, a $19.00/hourly paying job, paid my own bills, was in school (online) and have a great relationship with my family/friends. If I wanted a mediocre life, then all of that would be satisfying, but I’ve realized that I don’t want a regular or average life. I want to be happy, successful and most important I want to create a legacy for myself and family while living out my dream and purpose.
Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in a routine when you are doing well, and simply just because it’s the easy thing to do. There comes a point in life though where you realize you want more, and you decide to defeat all odds. In order to do that, you have to stop listening to what others say you should do and just go for it.
I’m sure everyone has heard the saying “you miss all of the shots that you don’t take”. This saying is so true. You can’t always just wait for things to happen, sometimes you have to MAKE it happen. I could have easily waited until I had $6,000 saved up in my bank account, had a job lined up, had a place to live in advance before I moved. However in reality, if I played it that safe, it could have been another year for me to actually move to Miami and I could have missed out on potential opportunities. Or what if a better paying job would have been offered to me in Seattle? That paid $23.00 an hour with “great benefits”. Someone who plays it safe, and just wants a stable life with job security maybe would have accepted that, but me on the other hand I wasn’t afraid to take this risk and go after what it is that I really want.
As some of you may know, I have a lot of close ties with Florida, mostly including my dad and paternal family. I’ve experienced living in Tampa, FL before and it wasn’t quite the speed I was looking for. For some reason, in my heart, I just knew I would love Miami. I felt like Miami was my ‘Spirit City’ and that’s why I refused to settle with just living somewhere close to Miami or a neighboring city. I wanted to be In the city.. and that’s exactly where I am.
One important thing that I’ve realized over this process of literally packing all of my stuff up and moving across the country, is that it’s okay to be vulnerable and to not have all of the answers. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut feeling and do what’s right for you even though you don’t have a map of exactly how to get to where you want to be. I didn’t realize how brave I was by moving here all by myself without knowing everything that was going to happen next, but I’ve never felt so empowered and in control of my future until now. I’ve been in Miami for a month now, and literally everything has worked out in a way so perfectly that I didn’t know was possible. With my living situation, job, school major change, etc.
I had a vision of where I saw myself at this next chapter of my life, I set goals for what I wanted to accomplish and then I executed.
Stay Tuned! So much to come! I’m working on re-branding myself and website now that I have made such a life changing move and hope to bring more value.