Monday, June 3, 2013

get a move on

One of the biggest reasons that I have not been posting lately is because I have been pondering a major life change. I have not been able to focus on fun posts and design blogging because all I could think about for the last few months was making a cross country move. This past weekend I finally took the plunge and decided. August 1st I will be going from here:

NEW ORLEANS

To here:

SAN DIEGO
I don't know why we get more cautious as we get older. I actually "ran away" from home when I was 19 to Mexico, alone, without knowing the language. I had nine dollars when I got there! (A story for another day...) I was not as scared then as I am now. When I decided to come back to the USA, I looked at San Diego as an option (as it is the sister city to my Mexican hometown of Puerto Vallarta) but chose New Orleans because it was closer to family, although I don't have any family here in the state. I knew no one here and had no car or money. Not as scared then as I am now. Then after Hurricane Katrina I packed up a truck and drove to New York City for a year - no job, knew no one there, and no money. Not as scared as I am now.

I think it is because in all of those moves I was leaving an uncomfortable or scary situation. I knew what I was going TOWARD just had to be better than what I was leaving. Now, I am super comfortable in a wonderful job and I have lots of amazing clients and friends in a beautiful city. But it is no longer the right place for me. I desperately need a change in my life, and this time I have tons of friends, professional contacts, and even a client or two waiting for me! But I am seriously nervous. I don't have a full time job and I need to start making good money within the first month of being there.

So, if you have any contacts, job recommendations, or just great suggestions of things to do and see in San Diego, I need all the help I can get! Making a cross country move at 36 is scary, people. But only the scary things are worth doing, right? Wish me luck!
E

10 comments:

Heather Peterson said...

Congratulations!
I know from about 3 years of reading your blog that you have had life change on your mind a lot--from possible law school to a possible dog to possible moves.
And I know from personal experience that, scary or not, there is relief in deciding and moving forward.

So here's to the next great adventure!

Heather
loveyourspace.blogspot.com

Kecia@CoutureZoo said...

Best of luck! I lived there for about 9 years, but that was about 6 years ago and Diego is ch-ch-changing! Go to the zoo and blow kisses to all my critters for me! I look forward to seeing what SD has in store for you!

xx

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

Way to go on your courage and drive! Now is your time and what a beautiful place for you to land! My husband and I dream of moving away to a warmer climate and a simple life but pulling the girls out of their school, family and friends weigh on our minds. All the best..looking forward to reading all about your adventures! Maureen

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

Way to go on your courage and drive! Now is your time and what a beautiful place for you to land! My husband and I dream of moving away to a warmer climate and a simple life but pulling the girls out of their school, family and friends weigh on our minds. All the best..looking forward to reading all about your adventures! Maureen

Tracy said...
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Tracy said...

Congratulations! You are going to do great things in San Diego.! Sorry to hear you are leaving NOLA, but it will always be here for you. I admire your courage and have no doubt you will be very successful. Keep blogging so we can share in your triumphs. Can't wait to see how you decorate your new space!

Tracy said...

Congratulations! You will do great things in San Diego. Sorry to hear you are leaving NOLA, but it will always be here for you. I admire your courage and have no doubt you will be very successful. Continue to blog so we can share in your triumphs. I can't wait to see how you decorate your new place!

Melissa Crochet said...

Congratulations! Moving is terrifying but exciting at the same time. You will be bringing something new to the table there with your NOLA influence so I know you will be successful.

Rebecca June said...

I am so excited! Let me know when you are heading out and I will be waiting to greet you at the other end!

xoxo

Rebecca June

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for all the kind words - I am thrilled about the new adventure and can't wait to hang with my Cali blogging friends!
E