[< Truth Juice >]
At my going away party this weekend,
Friends asked why I’m leaving SF.
My first response:
“I’m looking for an entrepreneurial community.”
The truth is that I’ve been searching for a local friend group of like-minded people.
Much of my SF time has been spent alone.
Don’t get me wrong - I LOVE that,
I always saw SF as my quiet oasis,
My retreat as I returned from various adventures.
But it hasn’t always been quiet:
I also experienced the fun of group outings,
Weekend explorations, and beautiful friendships.
After a few margaritas (aka truth juice) on Saturday,
My second response:
“I need a change of scenery.”
The truth is that I find discomfort in stagnation.
I love the thrill of the change.
I live for the uncertainty,
The challenge of “figuring it out,”
The exploration of new places, people and ideas.
Most people want to “have it all,”
I want to experience it all.
The highs, the lows, the feeling of being alive.
Most recently: The exhilaration of a big move,
The planning, the connections reaching out,
The dancing to 90s jock jams in my closet,
And the tears as I remove my favorite photo from the wall.
All a reminder that we’re truly alive.
Some people commented on my courage,
But I don’t see it as courageous.
It’s just me. It’s who I am.
Change is a non-negotiable,
Something I value.
Something I actively seek out.
And while adventure is my default speed,
The craving for stability is deep in there too.
What I’ve learned most in the last few months is to stop apologizing for who I am + what I want.
In the way that some people dream about their weddings,
I’ve always dreamed about two things:
Travel & helping people.
And my business + life reflect those desires.
You don’t need to be READY to make a change,
You just need to be COMMITTED to the dream,
And OPEN to taking the next right step, trusting it’s all working out for you.
Yes, my preference towards adventure could change,
I just know I’ll be ready to accept whatever comes next.
What if each decision was an opportunity to redefine who you are and what you want?
So if you’re like me + want to EXPERIENCE it all,
Leave me a 🙋🏽♀️ in the comments 👇🏻