July 2018 I took a big step. I moved away from my family, friends, and life in order to start a journey in my life. At the age of 23 I was offered the opportunity to move to Georgia, where I knew no one but the people I am currently living with, and here it is October and I don’t regret my decision.
Taking that opportunity was a big jump for me. Not only was I packing up my life and moving 13 hours away, but I was going to have to start over with no one I had grown accustomed to. I was leaving behind everything I knew to start a new chapter in my life. It was a choice I went back and forth on for a while before I finally decided to make the move. Being that I write books, having a job wasn’t an issue because I worked from home but rebuilding my social life, making new friends, being more on my own were things that weighed deeply on me, but still I was ready for a change.
I recently read an article on HuffPost, “Why You Should Move To Another City In Your 20s”, and a few points stuck out to me. The first was that moving away to a new city or state alone helps you grow a certain level of independence, you have to survive on your own without anyone holding your hand or guiding you. I am learning how to budget my money better, I’ll soon be in my own spot where I’ll be paying rent, I’m growing into more of an adult being away from home.
The second one is you build connections and network, since being in GA I have started a new business venture, details COMING SOON, and also I have learned about woman and writing network events I would like to attend, I also started taking my blogging more seriously. If I would have never left the comfort of Ohio these opportunities would have never been presented to me.
The third one is you can build a new identity. This one is important to me. I feel as though we get so comfortable in our lives that we lack the ambition to step out the box and try something new, we fail to try to better ourselves or even improve ourselves because we’re stuck in a bubble. Moving has given me a push to try things I wanted to do in Ohio but had no drive to do, I’m able to be someone who wants to do better for herself, I’m able to blog and start certain things without distractions. I’m able to start networking and making friends with the same goals and drive as me. I don’t have to worry about being held back, or about the nongenuine people that were in my life. I get a new start on everything, I get to be let baggage go, I get a new beginning.
The point I’m making is STOP being comfortable and takes a chance. It doesn’t have to be as big as relocating but make it something that’s going to help you grow as a person, make you money, make you happy, anything that helps you get out the box you’ve been stuck in. We get so content in our lives that we hardly go out and do something that will change it. Most of us stick to a routine and we do the same thing every day. We go to a job we hate, or most of you have kids and take care of home, regardless of what it is, it’s a routine. Break the routine take a chance and do something different. It not only will make you happy, but you grow as a person and learn a little more about yourself.
What is something you’ve done that was outside your comfort zone and impacted your life majorly? Or what is something you would like to do?