Hey guys! Welcome back. It’s been over two months since I moved, even though it seems much longer. A lot has changed these past couple of months and some of those changes were very much expected while others were not so expected. So today I wanted to share with you what those changes were and what I’m still adjusting to. Everything kind of happened all at once so now that things are calming down I thought it would be interesting to do a little reflecting and share it with you. So here are all the things that have changed in the two months after my big move.
Before I moved I had a very negative mindset. I always thought the worst in every situation and I thought the worst of myself. My mindset was extremely pessimistic mostly because that’s how I was raised. However, upon moving to a new city and having to completely start over was a game changer. When I tell you I had nothing when I moved here, I mean I had nothing. I had no money, I had no food for quite some time, and I knew no one. So I really had to start from the bottom and work my way up. Fortunately I didn’t have to do it alone because I have some incredible roommates who were there for me when literally no one else was, but it was still a struggle. However, because I survived all of that I knew I could conquer anything else that life through my way which changed my mindset and perspective drastically.
I am a very routine person and obviously with moving to a new city my routines had to change along with everything else. And once I started working my routines became much more stagnant and I was able to work out exactly what I needed my days and weeks to look like. Having routines is very important to me because I like having structure and something to depend on and keep me grounded. So I knew one of the first things I really wanted to work on was my routines, so this is a change I knew was coming and was mostly ready for. I just didn’t know exactly what my routines would look like in the beginning.
In my time here I have gotten to know some pretty amazing people. My roommates have become two of my very best friends and I have made some really great friends at work. Since being here I have not encountered a single person who didn’t want to help me or wasn’t encouraging me. And honestly that is one of the biggest things that keeps me going. Knowing that I am building meaningful friendships and relationships with people who lift me up instead of bring me down. I have never been much of a people person and it usually takes me a while to open up and truly let someone in. But being here has opened me up so much and I feel so much more comfortable here than I ever have been before. So it’s been a really great blessing to get to know so many people.
It forces me to try new things.
Moving to a brand new city and not knowing anyone really forced me to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things. Before I moved and stepped out on my own truly for the first time, I tended to stick to what I knew. And I’m not perfect. I definitely still struggle with that. However, being here has really forced me to break open my shell and open up more than ever before. It has taught me so much about what I am capable of and what I have to offer. Those are things that can never be taken from me. I have really changed my life by being here and I am thankful that I was brought to this place because it truly has been a gift that has changed my life.
I have learned to be on my own.
Okay, I’m not really on my own because I do have roommates. So I’m not living alone. But I am responsible for myself totally. I make sure I eat, sleep, shower, clean, and get to work. I make sure I do the things I need to do to be successful and happy. I have learned that while I have been told my entire life that I’ll never make it on my own that I can and I am. I have learned that regardless of what other people say, I do have a place in the world and I do have more to offer than some people have been able to recognize in the past. I have learned that I have the strength and resilience to move forward despite the hard road ahead of me. I have learned that I am a worthy individual who has overcome many challenges and continues to keep fighting and pushing forward.
I found a home.
Prior to moving into my apartment I never really felt like I had a home. I struggled with feeling like I didn’t belong anywhere or that I didn’t have a place anywhere. I felt unwanted and I felt like a burden. I couldn’t shake the feeling that no matter what I did or where I went that I wasn’t in a place where I belonged. And I don’t know for sure if this is my forever home or if I will move somewhere else someday, but for now this apartment in this city is my home. It’s a place where I feel fully comfortable, safe, happy, and supported. I don’t feel like a burden. I don’t feel like I’m just taking up space. I feel like I belong.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments how your life changed after you moved. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!