Hi Friends. Happy July.
I am a wave of emotions this morning as I note the arrival of this long-awaited month. Not only is it my birthday month... but it's also the month in which my whole world will be changing as I relocate to the other side of the country. It's a decision that has been a long-time coming and seven long months in the official making. Honestly, I can't believe it's here. And I can't believe how far I've come since last December. It's been the monster of all transitions between what was my life in Orange County and what will become my life in New York. I've done a lot of healing and self-reflection here in Ventura, and though I will miss being HOME, I am excited to step back out into the world and be an INDEPENDENT WOMAN AGAIN. *que Destiny's Child*
I want to say a really big THANK YOU to all of you who have been reading and providing me with love and support as I've had rounds of "YAY!!!!" and also rounds of "Holy Shit, what am I doing." Cause honestly, even though I call myself a tough girl eager to welcome any and all change/adventure that comes my way... I still get scared. I'm scared right now (big time). But like my Dad says: "Only once we start running in the direction of the things that scare us, is when we truly allow ourselves to start living."
Time to start packing and saying goodbye.
For those who are just joining in on my shenanigans, Welcome! You can read all about my decision and journey to New York here. If you happen to live in New York, or New Jersey or anywhere on the East Coast, please say hi! I'd love to meet you and make friends :)
In other news, I want to shout hooray because an official new blog design is on its way. I am so thrilled to have hired the beautiful and talented Dana of Wonder Forest to make me up something fresh and pretty. It should be arriving here shortly. I'm just waiting for my dear friend Anna to deliver some photos she took of me to be incorporated into the design.... stay tuned!
Also I will be attending the great Blogher conference in August. If you are too, please say hey!
Besides all that.. Happy day to you all. I'm off to see the gym wizard and then work... to hand in my three week notice.... always tough saying goodbye to a job!