...On To the Next Adventure
Another Journey Begins
In less than two weeks I will be relocating to the city of Raleigh, North Carolina. I know what you are thinking, "Why are you telling us this and why do I care?" Well, I thought you might be interested or might have some advice. Maybe you want to share with me when you moved and made a life change in your lives. This won't be my first time leaving my home state.
A year ago I had a job opportunity to move to Hershey, Pennsylvania. I am originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, so you can understand that is a huge change. My mom is from Hershey, PA. So that little town nicknamed Chocolate Town USA has been a part of my life since I can remember. We have take many trips to visit family there and was always one of my favorite places to visit. Unfortunately it did not work out. I was not made for those types of winters and it did make me miss the south a lot. Not so much Louisiana, but the south.
So, now I am planning to move to Raleigh. I have been there before a few times and I am a huge fan of not only that city, but North Carolina in general.
Raleigh North Carolina
So, on August 21st I will making another big life change. I have visited several cities in the state of North Carolina and planned a few years back to move to Asheville. Though that did not work out, this time Raleigh will be my next destination. I have a few friends from New Orleans who are moving to Raleigh and have asked if I would be interested in moving their. It is my best friend and her family. Although Pennsylvania is such a beautiful state, the area I moved to was just not for me. I love to visit there, but living there was not where I could see myself staying. To be able to move with my best friend and actually know some people there already, should make the transition a better one in Raleigh. My best friends family is like my second family and I am more than excited to be able to be a part of their lives in a new city.
The other great part of this new adventure is that I will still be close to some of my PA family that lives in Richmond, Virginia.
What I Learned From Moving
Even though I did not work out for me in Hershey, I do not regret moving. I normally do not regret anything. I always look for the life's lesson or the positive things that came from that experience. After all, life is about taking chances and engaging in new experiences. What I learned from moving was I was able to realize that I could leave Louisiana. That through technology, I was able to communicate with them quite frequently. I became a pro on flying and have ran across some of the biggest airports like Philadelphia, Charlotte, and New Orleans. I also realized how much I enjoy long drives. Checking out different restaurants and rest areas became quite fun and interesting. I made it a point on my way back down, to visit each rest area that is the welcoming center.
That journey was a fun one, but I am looking forward to this next one even more. I have some great company coming along for the ride and I couldn't be more blessed to have them in my life. I know God always has a plan for me, and I know that I have probably changed that plan several times, but I feel this time and this move make the most sense of all. I cannot wait to be in a state like North Carolina and a city like Raleigh. There is so much to do and see and I am ready to begin living a new life style. For all those that might doubt making a change, I say do it. Make the change. Take the chance. The worse that can happen is it does not work out. Then begin new journey. After all life is a journey, it is not a destination.