Self Improvement

The best thing I ever did.

Just 17 days after moving to Chicago {and exactly 1 month before my 28th birthday} I can say without any hesitation that this move is the best thing that I have ever done. I am still finding myself & have so much to figure out, but for the first time in my life I am truly happy. I love this city & cannot imagine living anywhere else.

For as long as I could remember I had this plan. I was supposed to be married by 28 and a mom by 30. It’s a pretty safe bet that those things will not be happening any time soon & I am completely ok with that. Believe it or not, I am actually happy it worked out this way. I had to reach a point where nothing felt right to make this change, & had I not been unhappy with my life in LA, I would not be living in Chicago.

I questioned this move once right after I got to my apartment, and that uncertainty lasted for all of 5 minutes. The only moments that have taken place since have been ones of happiness. That’s not to say that there will not be rough patches. I have to assume they’ll come because it’s impossible to imagine that everything can be this good. I have never felt this happy and on some level think that I don’t know what to do with myself. I definitely have plans to start a new career & make my current job part time. I just have to figure out what my next step will be. There are a handful of things I would love to pursue. Until I figure that out, you can bet that I’ll be enjoying my life here in Chicago.

Since I am officially training for my first 5k, I headed to the beach with a friend for a run yesterday. This was my first time visiting the beach & I absolutely loved it! When we turned around and I saw this, I had one of those amazing “I live here” moments. Such a great feeling. I took the new photo in my banner with my iPhone as well. Love that it was taken during my first run on the beach.

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Things definitely didn’t turn out how I thought I wanted them to, but I am definitely exactly where I am supposed to be.

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. – Oprah
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