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Several weeks ago, in a move of desperation, I googled “how to move to a new city as a 20 something”. The search results didn’t exactly soothe my nerves. The only advice everyone seemed to give was “budget”. Blah, I needed something more than that.
You see, I’ve recently made the decision to uproot my life in Orlando and take myself to the artsy, hippie, mountainous city of Asheville, North Carolina in order to go back to school and become a teacher (my absolute dream job).
Something you should know about me is that I am an adventure seeker. Most of my adventures come in the form of plane tickets, train tickets and bus tickets. Though sadly I haven’t had a ticket in my hand in months thanks to my awesome yet very tedious 9-5 job. Come summer time though my long awaited for adventure will come in the form of an 8 hour road trip to a brand new home.
The truth is, I’ve have had the itch to leave my childhood state of FL since I graduated college (I’m sure some of you can relate).
Here it is world, my chance to spread my wings and fly as they say. I’m excited but terrified. Happy but sad. Giggling then crying. My emotions go up and down all the time and I wish someone would just shout down from the heavens what the heck I should be doing with my life! I’d like to think I’m brave and chasing my dreams but what if I fail?
But then it comes back to an even scarier question, what if I don’t even try?
I reached out to my best friend Emma who recently moved to California (all on her own might I add) for some advice about moving miles and miles away from everything you know and she simply said, “do it, just do it Anna”. I knew she was right, deep down, I just knew it and had to stop doubting myself and my dream.
So here it goes world I’m diving in, head first into an insanely new and beautiful opportunity. Wish me well and be sure that you’re seeking to fulfill your own wild dreams.
May sound silly but I’m on my way to doing exactly that and I think it just may turn out to be the best adventure I’ve ever had.
Head on over to my boyfriend Jacob’s blog to check out all the amazing novels he’s read since graduating college. It will, without a doubt, inspire you.