Alright friends, I think this is my last big announcement for a while. All this excitement is tiring!
My blogging schedule took a nose dive back in the spring as life got busy and things started to happen that weren’t internet public. I didn’t too too great a job at managing the stress of life, job searching, and the blog, but know in my heart that I needed to focus my energies on the task at hand – finding my next job.
It wasn’t easy but after a few months, I’m excited to announce that I accepted a new job!! I will be doing fundraising, education, and outreach for overseas communities at a non-profit and am excited for a change of pace (back to quick-paced!) and the opportunity to develop new skills and refine current ones! The other big announcement tied to this – the organization is in Dallas, Texas and I’m absolutely thrilled to be moving home!!
DC has been a wonderful home over the past 4 years and I truly cannot imagine who I would be without the people and experiences that have been a part of my life here. But there is also the reality that most of my family is home in Dallas and while it might seem small, winter and I are not meant to live together forever. My brain and mood just don’t love it. This was a big goal I set for myself at the start of this year and I’m extremely proud of being courageous enough to trust my heart that this was right and to go for it. Life is meant to be lived, right?!
As I’ve slowly uncovered more of who I am and what my dreams and goals are for the future, it became clear to me that Texas (and more specifically, Dallas) was the right place to start making them happen. Baby step by baby step, I started putting pieces into motion that led to me accepting this new position. While my full time job will continue to be outside of the world of health and nutrition I will continue to focus energy on school, building my future business, and learning all that I can.
It seems so surreal that just weeks after my 4th anniversary of living in DC (which is today!) I will be moving but I could not be happier. The stress and anxiety that I’ve lived with for the past couple of months is gone and in its place is a huge smile on my face, a calmness and clarity in my mind, and an overall sense of ease and confidence that I absolutely made the right decision for myself in this point in time.
The reality of leaving my friends is starting to sink in which makes me sad since they have been my DC family all this time. I know it’s not goodbye though which hopefully makes it a little bit better. But I will still miss a lot of people :/
There hasn’t been a day since I made my decision that I’ve regretted it even for a second and that feeling of certainty has been one of the best gifts I could give myself. I accepted my new job on my birthday and am excited to start off a new year happy and excited for all that is to come.
So there you have it – as of the end of July I will officially be a Texas resident once again!