Well, my world is changing in a hurry! My boyfriend just accepted a job offer in Carmel, CA and we are moving to Monterey Bay in 3 days! What? 3 days!?!! Yep. We currently live in Kansas City, MO and will be U-hauling it across the country on Saturday. It's really exciting, terrifying and hopeful with a bit of stressful thrown in. Okay, maybe a lot of stressful thrown in, but I'm trying to rise above and trust the process.
I was born and raised a Mid-Western girl, so living in the middle of America doesn't bother me. But it doesn't necessarily excite me either. Half of me gets lost in wanderlust of Missouri's prairies and forests and the idea of living in a cottage in the woods and keeping my expenses at a minimum. The other half of me is ready to seize adventure, live on the beach where the weather is always ideal and work my rear off to make that happen. Sigh... the troubles of a home-body with a gypsy spirit. What a combination.
Both situations have their pros and cons. My two biggest challenges that come with moving to California is 1.) the cost of space. (Aka: will I ever be able to afford my own art studio?? Or own a house big enough to have an art studio in it? Or just... own a house?) And 2.) The fear of having to put my personal dreams on hold and get a "real job" so I can afford to live in such a nice place. I just don't want to lose sight of where I'm going with my art, ya know? So I guess the bottom line is finances. It's just not what I'm use to. But I'm trying to combat my fear of these things. A presence of fear resembles a lack of faith. And it's my daily strive to live out of faith.
So, I'm hoping with all of this change, I'll get to feel more ALIVE in my environment. I've spent way too much time cooped up in my KC home and hopefully by living in a beautiful place, it will provide more adventures and stories for me to share here on my blog. (And hopefully it will encourage me to work on my beach-body! HA!)
Here's to taking risks, living full, trusting the process and embracing change!