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Happy Friday you guys! Who’s so ready for the weekend?? I sure am! I was organizing all of my old photos the other day and it made me realize how fast time is flying by and how much has changed in the last five years. It’s crazy to look back on your life every so many years and see how much can change! Three years ago we had just made the long trek across country to move here; that feels like just yesterday. I had moved across country two times before, but this time was totally different for me. Moving to Las Vegas was not something I wanted to do nor had ever planned on doing, so it made it hard to be excited about it. Leaving home, family, friends and my work was tough because I was leaving my comfort zone and everything I was familiar with. I just remember thinking, if I can just get through a few years of it, than maybe we’ll be able to come back. What I didn’t think would ever happen is that I’d open up, embrace the change and actually end up liking it!
As far back as I can remember I always wanted to move away and try something new. When I was in high school I always dreamed of moving to a warm beachy place, at the time it was Florida. I get bored with the same old routine, but at the same time I don’t always do the best with change either. Two separate times I moved to Los Angeles, so excited to try living somewhere new. But automatically I’d get home sick and one year in I’d end up moving back home. The second time I lived in LA, I was out with my sister and some of her friends from the salon she was working at. I clearly remember one of the girls telling me the first year she lived there she hated it, the second it got a little better, the third she started really liking it. At the time I didn’t think too much about it, I had already made up my mind, I was moving home. When it actually came time to pack up our things and move back, I remember being so disappointed and sad to be leaving. I told myself I would never do that to myself again. Here I was living in paradise, most people would have been so happy. I mean I was practically neighbors with the Kardashians! (We lived in Calabasas lol)
We moved home and two and a half years later an opportunity came up where we would have to move again. I was open to moving again, but not to Vegas! When the idea was first mentioned, it was a year before we actually made the move, I remember saying “absolutely not”. There was no way I was moving to Las Vegas. Well, a year later and we were packing up our things to move to Las Vegas. I’ll never forget balling my eyes out as we pulled out of the driveway. The first year I flew home to Ohio, literally every month. It was great to be home, but I wasn’t letting myself embrace the change and open my mind to other possibilities. It wasn’t until about a year and a half into living here that I really started embracing it. And guess what? When I actually did that my perspective totally changed. For once I let my guard down and opened myself up to being somewhere else, and I’m so glad I did. Not only did it change my thoughts on living somewhere else, but it helped me to do the same with other aspects in my life.
Sometimes we have these plans for ourselves and our futures, and sometimes those plans change. It can be hard to accept, I think most people are creatures of habit. We get into our daily routines and when things change, it can be hard to accept. We’re pushed out of our comfort zone, and I know for me that is not something I ever did well with. What I’ve come to realize is change is inevitable and can be a really good thing in the end!
What are some of the biggest changes you’ve had to face? I’d love to hear your stories too!