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...On To the Next Adventure

Updated on August 10, 2017

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.


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      Ryan Fuller 8 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Thank you so much Mary, I do appreciate the kind words.

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      Mary Wickison 8 months ago from Brazil

      Good luck with your move, I hope you enjoy it there.

      I have moved several times, back and forth from the UK to the States and now I am in Brazil.

      Things don't normally go as planned but sometimes we are challenged for a reason.

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      Ryan Fuller 8 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Thank you Angel, that means a lot to me. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Angel Guzman 8 months ago from Joliet, Illinois

      Best of luck man! I've only been in three states, lol.

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      Ryan Fuller 8 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Thank you Flourish. Yeah I know one day it will be nice just to settle for a while. I am thinking Raleigh will be that place.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Good luck on your journey. I've moved many times during my growing up and early career years but am glad to be settled now. Raleigh is a lovely place.

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      Ryan Fuller 8 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      It is the capital city of North Carolina. And good to see you Violet. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Violet 8 months ago from California

      The name of that place sounds familiar..but I'm not sure why...heh.

      Completely agree with your last statement! Enjoy the new place. And yes, with such close best friend/family moving with you, the transition will most likely be fun, though a little daunting.

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      Ryan Fuller 8 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Thank you I appreciate that. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Louise Powles 8 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Good luck on your move to Raleigh. I'm sure you'll be very happy there. I've never heard of Raleigh before, but it looks a lovely place.