My word, life is exciting!
It's been almost two weeks since my big move from Los Angeles.
I'm finally unpacked and it's starting to feel like home in my little place in San Francisco. I'm going out with friends, getting lost almost daily on public transportation and the like, and eating to my heart's content. The food here is simply amazing. Hearty, full-bodied, and rather local and organic.
I talked with one of my best friends this morning who had recently made the move from Washington DC to New York City. He was ecstatic. We commiserated over our moving experiences and delighted in our spontaneous decisions to move to a new city. We were proud and surprised by our bravery to just pick up and go.
One thing we did differ on was our opinion of why our move felt so right. We both mentioned that most of all, we were responding to a certain rhythm associated with our move. Something just clicked.
For him-- he felt the Universe was aligning because he was surrounded by the right people. They were inspiring, welcoming, and warm.
For me-- I feel like things are coming together because I am in the right environment. This city is inspiring, welcoming, and warm.**
(**to the soul, not the touch).
There of course is no right answer here-- rhythm and a sense of belonging can be found in different ways. How lucky for us that we have found it!
(And that is not to say that the people here aren't a part of why I feel like I'm 'home'. They are. I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and friendliness of everyone in San Francisco, not to mention a wonderfully welcoming group of friends that I am so lucky to have.)
I might not have all the details figured out but every morning when I open my curtains and take a look out at the city-- I get all sorts of butterflies. I'm here and it feels right and the rest of the details will be figured out in due time.
If you are in the middle of a big life change or simply thinking about the possibility---
Just keep going.
...and don't forget to enjoy the ride! Find your little joys. Don't worry about how it will all work out but simply know-- from a deep place inside of you-- that it will.
Use this time and really take a look at yourself. You are strong. You are courageous. You are the kind of person who does not idly sit by day after day. You take action, one little step at a time. These are the moments that you will look back on in pride and disbelief. How did you do it when you were so unsure of what was going to happen?
Get up every morning, smile, dream, and head out the door. Dance and dance more until you find your rhythm.