For the month of November, I’ll be posting a different thing I’m thankful for every day as a way to help share positivity and remind us to be thankful for what we have. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. I am purposely skipping people I’m close to because of course the first thing everyone will say is their kids or significant other or parents. However, people who inspire me are allowed. If anyone would like to join in, let me know below and use #BeThankful in your post so I can find it.
Today, I am thankful that I moved four years ago.
Four years ago today, I moved 1600 Miles away from everyone I knew to be with my boyfriend. And I wasn’t the least bit scared because I knew it was the right choice.
I left my mom, my dogs, my cat, my job, my friends. I left the place I had called home for ten years (which is a long time when you moved as much as I did as a kid).
But I’m still with my boyfriend. I have hamsters. I’ve had three different job, two of which I generally enjoy(ed). I’ve made a lot of new friends that I can see being around for the rest of my life. I’ve lived here for four years already, which is mind boggling to me because it feels like I just moved.
If I hadnt moved, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. It taught me how to be on my own as an adult (even though boyfriend and I rely on each other). I know hot to pay bills and get shit done- I learned this week how to handle a doctor appointment and a pharmacy appointment because I’ve never done that alone until now.
Moving turned my world upside down in the best possible way.