Moving In (Literally) Into a New Season

These past few months have been the hardest months of my life in a long time.  I’m not going to go into detail about it just yet, as it is another blog post all on its own.  However, one week from tomorrow, I move into a new apartment. As anyone in Los Angeles, there is no way in hell that I can afford an apartment all on my own, but I feel like this move is a huge step for me.  I will, for the first time in the two and a half years that I have lived here in Los Angeles, have a place that I can call mine.

There are many emotions that go with this however.   Excited.  Nervous. Overwhelmed.  Scared shitless.  Just to name a few emotions.  It is all a roller coaster.

It has made me think about the two and a half years that I have lived here and how much things have changed, how much I have changed, as well as how thankful that I have a city that I call home even if it is crazy 99.9% of the time.  I have a tribe that I have chosen that I can go to.  I have never felt so comfortably uncomfortable and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Do I have all the answers on how things are going to go?  Nope.  Am I taking a leap of faith and trust when it comes to all the responsibilities that come with moving?  Absolutely.  Would I want it any other way?  Hell no.  I do know one thing though, God will help me through it.  I mean this apartment is a huge blessing and he totally opened the doors for my roommate and I to get this place, so I know that because he made sure we got it, He’s not going to leave me hanging.

I obviously have a lot to fill people in on, but there just hasn’t been a lot of time to do that.  Hopefully in the next few weeks I can get it all out on the screen and type it out.  I forgot how therapeutic blogging and writing can be.  I missed it.  Until then, enjoy my obsession of posting Instagram photos!

 

 

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Visiting Home Does a Body and Soul Good

There is always something about visiting home that is so refreshing and helps put things into perspective for me every time I visit.

While I was home I spent a lot of time with my parents.  I did not really see a lot of friends while I was there unfortunately, but then again I was only there for 10 days and family always comes first.

It hovered around 99 to 100 degrees for a huge portion of my trip.  Anyone that has been to Oregon knows that it rains a lot there so to have it be extremely hot like that is unheard of. and completely disgusting in my opinion.

I have noticed the past couple of times that I have gone home, my dad and I end up getting closer and end up having some really great talks.  It makes me feel good knowing that I can go to my dad when I need advice or just somebody to be there.

Speaking of my dad, I got to meet his girlfriend while I was home.  I absolutely loved her!  She is so sweet, and she makes my dad happy, so I can’t complain about that!

I got to spend some quality time with my mom as well, but it didn’t feel like a lot just because she had to work.  BUT I did get to spend 4th of July with her and some family friends.

I didn’t get to see any fireworks because we all ended up taking care of our dogs because they were scared of the fireworks and barking at them.

My mom recently started a new job within the past couple of months, so while I was home she took me to see the place and meet the people she works with.  It was great to see her in her element. My mom is a very out-going friendly person who will make friends with anyone and I could tell that this job just shows those traits of her very well.

I also got to see my sister as well.  She lives about two and a half hours away from my parents so it was really good to see her, even it was only for a night.  Believe it or not, my sister and I used  fight all the time growing up, but now I would have to say that she is one of my best friends who I can go to for anything if needed.

I will admit that I did work while I was home.  I got bored after a while needed something to do.  It also didn’t help that my dad also had to work and since he works from home, it made it that much easier for me to want to work as well.  Plus, I’m a Capricorn, and we can sometimes be known as workaholics so it  just comes naturally I guess.

So to sum up my trip I would say that it was refreshing.  I was able to come back to craziness more refreshed and ready to attack work and everything else that LA has to offer, which makes me thankful to be home.