September 28th 2018
A talk about travel, adventure, and my future as I see it now~
I feel like the past 2 months have been really filled with travel content which is why I hesitated to call this a “Wish You Were Here” to avoid bombarding everyone with travel posts. However, the other reason i avoided deeming this a “travel” post is because not all of it is going to be able traveling…at least not in the vacation sense.
Before I get into the more serious parts of this post, I think I should start by saying that I will be gone next week! I will heading back to Florida for the second time in the past 2 months and I couldn’t be more excited to get away. I have been going through a lot lately and a little away time to clear my head (and enjoy some bloggable experiences) is just what I need. The best part about this trip is that no one on here will even realize I’m gone because my posts are scheduled and ready to go.
I can’t wait to come back with a lot of fun content from the trip and other really great fall things to share. But now I want to move onto the main purpose of this blog post….moving.
I have always been the type of person who preaches traveling and seeing the world and personal growth and blah blah blah. However, I am so nervous and anxious when it comes to change. When I think of moving away from my childhood home, I get incredibly emotional. I picture my current room empty, my house being sold to someone who doesn’t know or appreciate the history, I picture saying goodbye to my friends, quitting my job and yoga studio, and all of that makes me incredibly emotional. However, upset aside, I believe I have decided to move next year.
I don’t want to go too far into the details until everything is final, but I really think moving with my family to *location I will be sharing in future blog posts, for sure* will be a good change for me. I realize that there is a whole world I have yet to explore and I am so attached to this one place that I am holding myself back from seeing more of it.
I have had the same friends for years, gone to the same places, done the same things, and followed the same routine for ages with only (retrospectively) small changes here and there. A move is a huge jump especially when I’ve spent 23 years living in the same town in the same house in the same bedroom with no changes (I can remember). But I am confident that this move will be good for me in the sense that I will either meet some incredible new people or completely realize I hate it and move back here on my own terms and grind to make the life I want in New York.
Either way, I know change will be good for me and I will grow no matter where I go. This move will really encourage me to step out of my comfort zone a bit more and I think the people I have surrounded myself with in life have really helped motivate me to push boundaries and be confident in who I am. I also know that this move will show me who my real friends are and who is really there for me.
Most of all, I think this move will inspire me to travel and take on new adventures. I was talking to a friend last night about how, when I move, it won’t always have to be bouncing between visiting NY and visiting my new home. We could meet up anywhere! All we have to do is coordinate flights to the same airport and meet up and we are golden! Plus, without the attachment to NY that I have, I think I will feel less weighed down about moving and travel. I have found that my comfort has held me back from new adventures quite a bit in the past.
Overall, what I am trying to say is, get ready for some new and fun travel content coming over the course of the next year. There are so many new things for me to explore and I can’t wait to go on this journey with my blog so I can look back on my thoughts and feelings during this time, and hopefully connect with people going through similar life transitions!