April 4, 2019 marks SIX years ago that I moved from NJ to San Diego! I will never forget that season in 2013! I pulled my ENTIRE cross country move off in 4 weeks! Yes! In 4 weeks, I accepted a job, negotiated relocation costs, hired a mover (before I had a new address), gave up my lease and found a new apartment! As a true project manager, I know that doesn’t surprise a lot of you! While I can look back now and see joy and bliss I do NOT forget the high stress and tears (so many tears) of those 4 weeks! The spreadsheets! The mover interviews! The freaking out of finding an apartment. Etc.. By the way, I started my job a week early!
From my very 1st trip out to LA (Long Beach) I just KNEW I was meant to live here! It took me about 7 years to make my dream a reality. And honestly it still doesn’t feel like a dream turned reality – one day I lived in Jersey and the next I lived in San Diego. Crazy but true! But oh how I remember the hopes and dreams I had as I packed up my Jersey life to head to SoCal!
6 years later my life is NOTHING that I dreamed it would be when I made the move!!! I was convinced the love of my life was here and I was going to get married shortly after moving, and that my career was going to SKYROCKET, and start an amazing next phase of my life! I have started the AMAZING next phase of my life but I am happily single (and looking <kind of>), I have been laid off twice and I am now an entrepreneur!
Funny, I will NEVER EVER forget one of my last trips out here while living in NJ: I was drinking wine with my old and dear friend Nick, who was an entrepreneur and he shared a LOT about the challenges of being an entrepreneur. I will never ever forget looking at him and saying “wow, you are so bold. Entrepreneur life is NOT for me! I can’t deal with that and I am good being an employee I have ZERO desire to be an entrepreneur!”
OHHH How funny God can be! Fast forward, 6 years later: I am not (yet) married, I no longer have or want a “traditional job”, I AM an entrepreneur! My life is NOTHING like I thought it would be when I was packing up my Jersey life! IT IS SO MUCH BETTER!
Over the past 6 years I have realized that life goes according to God’s plan and NOT mine. I can plan and pray ALL I WANT but ultimately, He makes the final decisions. While He knows what is on my heart, He also has a bigger plan and I really just have to go with it!