it was all a dream.

itwasalladream

I’ve always considered myself a dreamer of sorts. But for as long as I could remember, whatever I genuinely wanted in life, I got. I’m not talking about materialistic bullshit. I’m talking about legit goals. So I guess I’m not a dreamer after all. I’m a doer.

The way I see it, if you want something with all of your being and you really, truly, firmly believe that you can have it and that you WILL have it, eventually you’ll have all of that and more. Trust me.

I swear it all starts with a vision. Once you believe that vision, the world is yours.

Contrary to popular belief, I’m moving to Chicago because it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve always wanted to leave the comfort of the city that raised me and I’m a strong advocate of moving away and finding yourself. Although I’ve already done it once before for the most amazing two years of my life during college, this time things are different – much different.

For starters, IT’S FUCKING FREEZING IN CHICAGO for nine out of twelve months. If you know me, you know that:

1. I hate pants.

2. I would live & die in a bikini if I could.

3. I NEED the ocean and sunshine to survive.

So for me, this is a BIG deal.

But as I’ve come to realize (or maybe I’ll kick myself in the ass later for ever thinking this), gorgeous weather year-round isn’t everything. Now I know this may sound a bit emo but, when the place you’ve always called home starts to feel foreign to you & you feel a disconnect, it’s time to move on.

I’ve conquered this city. I’ve “LIVd” it up – ha! I’ve met a ton of amazing people, accomplished a lot of things I’m really proud of, and networked my little ass off so now it’s time for me to hit the road and conquer someplace else.

My advice to anyone wishing to make a change in their life is simple. YOU ARE NOT A TREE. If you don’t like the job you’re at, QUIT. If you’re unhappy in a relationship, LEAVE. If you’re always wanting something more from life or if obnoxious neighbors, a dog that irks the living shit out of you & the mad traffic on the Palmetto every day is driving you absolutely insane, MOVE.

It’s really that easy, sort of. Moving is an absolute bitch & moving out-of-state is no easy task but ANYONE can do it.

I hope you’ll stay tuned for my adventures in Chitown cause I predict a hilarious things to come. Do people there even call it Chitown or will I sound totally lame saying that? Whatevs, we will soon find out.

xo

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5 comments

  1. I am so glad I found your blog! Your last three paragraphs are something I have always believed, even when it was a little hard. I’m definitely a dreamer, and you are so right: once you have that vision it is all totally possible. I’ll be moving out of state myself next month, to find something new, to change, to find myself, and just because I want to:) Chicago is a beautiful city, I went to college in Indianapolis and we loved going to Chicago. Anyway, loved your blog. Good luck in your adventures!

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