Two weeks ago at the dinner table my mom excitedly said, “I know what today is—it’s your blogiversary!” She remembered and I didn’t. *Adds to the list of reasons she’s incredible.* I knew it was around this time of year, because it I started it at the beginning of a summer internship, but I sometimes forget that I still pay for a domain on the internet. Then I had a mini panic attack because I didn’t want this part of my life to disappear. Figured that was as good a sign as any to write again, and this time share a slightly bigger-than-normal life update.
I’m moving to New York City! In two weeks.
I found out about three weeks ago so it’s not as rushed as it seems. Moving to a city has been on my radar since college. I didn’t know when or what job or what city, but I knew I wanted to give it a test run. I briefly considered the west coast yet ultimately felt a pull back to the northeast for some crazy reason. I haven’t braved a winter since leaving New Jersey in 2008 and, to be honest, a lack of Vitamin D and heat is on my list of worries. I’m a sun goddess if there ever was one.
The catalyst for the move is my career, with personal growth being a strong motivating factor. This is a big career move and I still can’t believe little me wiggled her way into a big company without knowing anyone. Definitely not as cool as Briefcase #24 sneaking into the royal family but I’m still proud—and excited!
Make no mistake, this move does not mean I have things “figured out.” I woke up the other day and randomly thought, “should I go to law school?” So yeah, I’m still clueless. Plus, when everyone seems to be quitting their corporate jobs I’m doing just the opposite. There’s some doubt but I’m trying to trust my path, soak up experience, gain new skills, develop old ones, etc. etc. And remain confident in myself. That’s #1.
I have a ton more thoughts and feelings about this transition—ranging from logistics and homesickness to health, and adventure. With a few weeks off before the move I’m planning to write some more and then hopefully continue check-ins when I get to the city. Life will certainly be different than the summer I lived there and went to workout classes and bought expensive smoothies every day. College rocks.
I want to end this post linking back to my favorite sermon from Danielle Laporte. I read it a few years ago when I was discouraged by the initial job search process and I coincidentally came across it again just days before I got this job offer. It hits home in so many ways, not just work-related. I’m in the waiting period for a lot of dreams. I hope her words provide some comfort.
Talk to you soon!