If you’re here hoping for a lengthy explanation of what I’ve been up to, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed. I’ve had so many life changes over the past six months that I’m not sure where to begin. It’s crazy to think that I’m in the final year of my 20’s and I’m completely starting over. And while it’s bittersweet and a little weird, I know such good things lie ahead for me.
On January 4, I moved to Nashville! It’s no secret that it has been a dream of mine for some time. I love my hometown, and I love the town I had called home for the past 6 years of my life. But I also knew that if there was ever a time to chase my dreams, this was it. I packed up my mini SUV and moved in with a friend of a friend in East Nashville. We went from complete strangers to close friends, and I am incredibly thankful. She even introduced me to a church, which I absolutely love.
And on January 6, I started a new job! I’ve always dreamed of working for the organization I work for now, and while it was so hard to leave my last job, I know this is what I need at this time in my life. I also no longer work in marketing. I think I will find my way back one day, but for now I’m enjoying channeling my creativity into my passion projects.
In February, I moved.. again. Still in Nashville, but into a super cute place with one of my best friends from home! I also turned 29 and celebrated in my new city with my roomie, dad, and stepmom.
Which leads us to the present. March has been a weird month. I survived a tornado, which led to my roommate, her dog, and me moving back in with my first roommate for a week. (We are so fortunate that she called and insisted on picking us up that morning; it was so early that the roads hadn’t even closed yet.) It is not possible to put into words how much her graciousness and hospitality means to me.
I celebrated a year cancer free on March 12. I know I never revealed my diagnosis, but to be honest, there’s no easy way to discuss that. But if you noticed the abundance of headbands and hats last spring, that is why. While I planned to celebrate this week, it is being put on hold because I am social distancing.
I am immunocompromised and taking zero chances. I have no complaints – I’m taking this time to focus on my health, eat nutritious foods, and create lots of content for y’all. (If you have something you’d like to read about on here, send it my way!)
I want to leave you with this. If you’re in a season of life where it feels like you are fighting like hell to be the person that you’re meant to be, keep fighting. It won’t always feel like you made the right decision. You might cry, even if you never cry. Decisions you thought were going to be easy and clean might be really messy. But in the words of CS Lewis, there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
We’ve got this.