So have the words, “I can’t believe it’s September already” stumbled out of your mouth yet? Ah man…I’ve said it about 10 times already. People always say it feels like time goes by faster and faster every year of your life. Well now I can say with complete conviction, “Ain’t that the truth!”
It’s probably because of the roller coaster of a year that I just had that made time fly. Not only did this last year feel like I was in a car with no breaks, it was undoubtedly, one of the most challenging years I have ever faced. One of the biggest changes I made was to finally make the plunge to move out of my hometown for the first time and embark on a new adventure to Sacramento.
With nothing other then a suitcase and ambition, I was ready to go. But I couldn’t leave just yet because my parents were making a big change too so I stuck around to help them out. Together we packed up, renovated, remodeled, and re-landscaped their house that they had been living in for 25 years, so they could sell it and buy a new house to retire in. Let me paint the picture: Almost an acre of land, 25 years, 5 children & 2 grandparents worth of stuff, 3 extra sheds built to store it all, painting, building, tree chopping, pool and deck removal, and more dumps runs then fingers on my hand and on and on and on …So yah, it was one hell-of-a-project.
I think we can all agree moving is not very easy or fun. For most it’s at least overwhelming and emotional. But that was an understatement for me. I battled so many things during the move; spiders, rats, wasps, flooding, mold infestation, getting skunked, and even being electrocuted! I lost things, broke things, parted with a lot of things, and even had to say goodbye cat I had for 15 years and an Amazon parrot my family had for 30. I’m being very modest when I say a lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into the project.
When the big day came when the sale of the house went through it was definitely joyous, but there was still some sadness in my heart. It was now time for the goodbyes. Goodbye to the place I grew up. Goodbye to my clients. Goodbye to seeing my friends regularly. And goodbye to my martial arts and dance classes. As someone who has built their life and career on the importance of connection and relationships, this was very hard for me. To this day, I am still missing those people and activities that were so influential to me, but each day it gets easier.
Fortunately, I have never been afraid to challenge myself. Marathon? I’ll do it. Get a new License? No Prob. Go live in a new town where you’ll have to start your whole life over? Um? Ok why not? I really believe that you can decide what kind of life you want to have. I knew that starting over would be hard, but I knew I would be able to handle it. That if I put my mind and heart into it, that I would find my place again.
But I never imaged what was about to happen when I moved to Sacramento. The people, opportunities, and the personal growth have been unimaginable. I have met so many amazing people that are now my friends, business partners, and mentors. My schedule is packed with networking mixers, personal growth workshops, community volunteer events, and killer beer festivals and tubing adventures. I also got to experience my first live, on-air radio interview! (And he even got me to sing on it!)
It’s also been really exciting to build my businesses here. I have gone through so many things in my life over the last few years, I feel like I have learned so much. Now I just want to share with the world. And though I have two careers, as a Holistic Health & Motivation Coach, Writer, and Online Entrepreneur, and as Real Estate Agent, my mission is one. To help people live happy, healthy, abundant, and meaningful lives. Whether and I can you feel better, ignite your motivation, start a new career, or plant your roots in a property where you can make a legacy for yourself and your family, then I am living my dream. If you ever have any questions about health, relationships, or real estate, (or know someone else that does) please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to hear from you.
Even know time is flying by faster and faster, I don’t want to miss a beat. I am excited to see where things are headed. You never know what’s around the corner right? I think this next year is going to be quite different and I look forward to growing personally and professional as I settle into my new home of Sacramento.
I hope you had a fun summer and are looking forward to the temperature dropping in the fall. Some days it’s still hotter then hec here in Sacramento; so therefore, an icy margarita by the pool is still next on the agenda. 😉
And until I talk to you again in October, I will leave you with a “Natism” that has helped me get through this year,
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