Right now I’m home in my bed. Home being my parent’s house. I love coming back and sleeping in my comfy bed, even though it’s smaller than the one I have at my house in Fort Worth. I guess it’s something about the smell and the feel of being around your family and feeling like a kid again. Anyway, I figured I’d take the time to explain the goings on of my life. It has been insane!
Firstly, I need to preface this by saying that everything happens for a reason. Even if you are at your lowest point, if you’re confused, if you have no idea why things are happening the way they are… don’t worry, because there is something (someone, rather) bigger than us taking care of everything upstairs. It really is just amazing how things turn out. I feel not only lucky but justified in why I do the things I do because I know there are reasons we all do what we do.
So… after Thursday’s craziness, I guess I should explain. I not only got an offer for a full-time position in Dallas, but I also got offered an internship with Chic Events in Cali. I also had an interview set up for another internship for a great company in Dallas (not necessarily in that order). Not not to mention I had interviewed with Tara the day before. I’m sure everyone is thinking “What decision needs to be made? Choose the full-time job. Especially in this economy!” Oh no, my friends. That is not how I roll. Actually, this is how I roll. I’m a very planned, straight-and-narrow type when it comes to jobs. I like to know what I’m doing and to feel secure. Well, I do know that after being offered the full-time gig, I didn’t feel secure. It was like “Oh. I have a job now.” and not a resounding “YES!!! I have to tell everyone!” I didn’t feel secure or excited, regardless of the abundance of job security that job holds.
The one thing keeping me from taking the internship in Cali was logistics: where would I live? With who? How would I survive? So I do what I do: I plan. A few phone calls and e-mails later, the details had been settled. Living arrangement: West Hollywood with Aly and Valentina. Money-maker: Rachel and Erika would help set me up with a job to get by with while at the internship.
I have told myself so many times that if the opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t pass it up. It’s what I’ve wanted my WHOLE life!!! So why not. It is a fantastic opportunity by the way, with great people and a lot of ways to network and get my foot in the door. The people that have offered to help me before will now be willing to because I’ll be out there. So, as simple as that, I decided to move to California. All in a matter of four hours.
This is not like me at all. I love change and being spontaneous, but I mean HELLO. This is my life! I haven’t done anything like this before. Am I crazy? Possibly. But you know, the most crazy, hungry, success-driven people actually make it. So that’s what I’m going to do… make it. Someday.
The best thing about moving? Realizing who your friends are and who really cares about you. I can’t tell you how many friends messaged or called me to congratulate me on doing what I’ve always wanted to do. Sometimes you forget yourself, but your friends don’t. And my bests have known that I’ve wanted to do this since forever.
Anyway, I’m so thrilled and leave in three weeks. If you all have any suggestions on things I should do, places I should avoid, friends I should meet… send me a message! I’m so thrilled and oddly calm and at peace about everything. Maybe the freak-out will happen later…
Until then. XO.