Life Lately & Saying Yes to the Unknown

Hello lovelies! I haven't done a big life update post in quite awhile, so here it is! I have been neglecting my blog like crazy due to being super busy work, juggling my relationship, fitness, and social life. Sometimes, life takes a toll and you just have to put your priorities first. As much as I love blogging, reading and writing, sometimes it just gets pushed to the side (which I absolutely hate.) Lately I've been going through a lot of big changes in my life and it can be hard to keep everything in order. In this past year alone, so much has changed. I took a step out of the salon world to do some much needed soul searching. This entire year for me has been about making bold leaps, and big changes. Back in November, Dustin and I decided to make a very bold decision. For the past seven months we have been preparing for something big. We have been saving and working our tale feathers off to make sure we could get to where we wanted to be.

Lately I've been doing a lot of exploring here in Maine, because in a few short months we will be moving! There, I finally said it! I haven't announced anything here on the blog due to everything being so up in the air. We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to make a big transfer within Dustins company and decided to go for it. When we told our families and friends, there was a lot of shock, a mixture of excitement and happiness and a little doubt. It was pretty upsetting to hear some of my closest friends weren't very supportive, and to me, that was a little disappointing and 100% okay. Not everyone will be supportive of your plans and dreams, and that's life. This is the very reason I haven't been blogging as much, I've been so busy scrambling and working to get everything together. Since November I've been so anxious about this big move and now that it's almost here, I'm just ready for our new adventure together. To be quite honest, I've never gone through with such a big change and I'm a little nervous, because it's just so far away from home.

With everything going on this month, I wanted nothing more to dive back into blogging, but it's been a big challenge for me. Lately I've been so busy with preparing for all of these big changes, balancing work and every day life I just haven't had the time. I feel bad for neglecting my blog, but sometimes, you just have to put your priorities first. When more information comes clear, I will definitely be sharing more about out big move almost 2000 miles away from our Maine home. As excited as I am to be moving away from the state that I have called home for twenty three years, it's also a little heart breaking. My entire family resides here in Maine and it's going to be very hard to leave all of them. I have been going through all the motions lately, and I'm already partially homesick, and we haven't even left just yet! It's crazy to think that in just a few short months we will be far from home.

As excited as I am to be finally be moving, I am nervous. I have my worries, my doubts and anxieties about being so far from a place we've spent our entire lives. The worst part about all of this is that we aren't 100% positive what city we will be transferred to. It's hard to plan, to find a house/apartment when we still don't have any specifics nailed down. I'm a big planner, and it's killing me that we don't have the exact date when we will be moving. Thankfully, we know two of the areas in the sunny state where they want to move Dustin, so we aren't completely in the dark here! On the other hand, I am ready to begin our lives elsewhere. A new, fresh start. A place where we've never been. Dustin and I have never lived anywhere outside of New England, so this move is a pretty big deal for us. Our hearts are filled with wanderlust and we're excited to have the opportunity to see the south-west coast! I can't wait to travel and see new places with my best friend and eventually get our first home together. 

I am feeling so grateful that Dustin and I will have job security. This is something that will change our lives drastically. I'm both excited and anxious for this new adventure and I can't wait to see what opportunities this move will bring. For years I've dreamed of getting out of New England, to see and meet new people, to wander aimlessly and experience new things with my best friend. I'm grateful for this opportunity. I'm grateful that Dustin is just as hungry for adventure as I am. That no matter where we go, regardless if we love it or not, it's an experience. I'm ready to take a big leap outside of my comfort zone, alongside the most incredible guy a girl could ask for. 

As much as I love New England and all its glory, I'm ready to see more of the United States. Being twenty three and so young, without children or anything holding me here, why wouldn't I travel? Why not live elsewhere for awhile? I'm ready to meet new people, make new friends, and explore new places. I would be foolish not to grasp the opportunity at hand and run with it. As worried and stressed out I am about our big move, I'm ready. I'm ready to move out of my comfort zone and try new things. I'm all for having a big, learning experience and I think this big move will be one hell of an experience for sure. Sometimes, even if you aren't sure what a new experience will bring, you just have to trust the magic of new beginnings.