Figuring out what you want to do with your life is no easy task. After years in the same position, with the same company, working with the same materials, I was on the hunt for not-same. I traveled to distant lands. I researched schools. I considered entirely different careers. None of that helped me. So I completely removed myself from the life I was leading.
Moving sucks. Packing takes forever, and ever, and ever...ugh...will it ever stop?? Finding a new place to live is stressful...especially when all you know about a place is what you see on a craigslist ad. But most of all, the absolutely worst part of it...leaving people behind.
Leaving people you love and see on an almost daily basis totally bites. It feels like a really stupid idea to leave your support system. BUT...this was not a new thing for me. I had done it when I left New York in 2001 to see what life would be like in Southern California. After many years in San Diego, my husband and I found ourselves in Venice Beach. Each time I was leaving a crew of amazing people. And you know what, the majority of those people are still in my life today. So I knew that it was time to say goodbye to Venice Beach because I would never actually say goodbye to my Venice Beach family.
But did stepping away from some amazing people and the best beach in the world give me the answers I needed? Actually yes.
I'll tell you all about it next time.
Until then though, have you had to leave friends/family and start over? How the hell did that go for you??