Hey guys!! These last few months have been totally crazy around here so I thought it would only be best to give you guys a little (huge) life update. For the last 2 years I have felt ‘stuck’ in my life, complacent, stagnant like my life was one big circle, going around and round but not getting anywhere. Life after college is hard, ‘adulting’ is hard. You imagine what your life will look like with that engraved piece of paper in your hand and what you imagined is the farthest from the truth. You get thrown into the twisted world of real jobs and real life changes. Let’s just say that this reality check took some time to adjust to.
My whole life I have dreamed of certain things; the college I wanted to go, what my prom dress would look like, where I wanted to live, my dream job and a step by step template of what I pictured my future would look like. Nothing in my life has panned out the way I thought it would, (and not because I gave up, I work my a** off) but because it wasn’t in His plan. My plans have changed (multiple) times and that’s okay. If these past few years have taught me anything, it’s that it’s okay for plans to change. It’s okay for you to change, what you want (or thought you wanted), your dreams, the direction you’re going, if you aren’t changing you aren’t growing #amiright?
This past year has tested my faith in the most challenging and rewarding ways. I’m at a point in my life where I’m the happiest I’ve ever been and it’s all because of the man upstairs. God has continued open amazing doors for me, and I truly believe everything happens for a reason.
I was recently given the opportunity through my work to move to Arizona for 6 weeks to help shut down production and then help reopen an Event Management company in Orange County, which will hopefully then set me up for success to open and move to a new office in Nashville (my top choice).
Now, I know what you guys are thinking; she’s crazy and honestly, maybe I am. Don’t the best moments in your life all start with a crazy idea? Believe me I have gone through every emotion in the books and fast, seeing as how this whole plan happened in a matter of a week. But here’s the thing you guys, you have a choice, I had a choice. I could either let fear defeat me, start overthinking everything that could possibly go wrong, (how I was going to afford it, where I was going to live, how I was going to pack for just 3 months (LOL)) and continue to stay in a place that is ‘safe’ and comfortable for me. OR, I could let fear fuel me, to push me off this safe and familiar ledge. Let my instincts take over and just figure it out, be okay with not knowing exactly what’s next. Yes opportunities are presented to you but it’s up to YOU to actually make something of them.
When people ask me if I’m scared or worried I tell them yes. I’m not going to sugarcoat it, inside I’m kind of freaking out. Not because I don’t think everything will work out, (I know it will) but how this will disrupt the life I am leaving behind; my incredibly loving parents, supportive friends, an area that I’ve become familiar with and so on and so forth. I’ve accepted the fact that things in my life are going to drastically change, I’m going to miss out on a lot of things, friendships will definitely be tested but I have to believe that the people who are meant to be in my life will fully support and love me just as much. I have to have faith that everything will be okay.
I have hoped and prayed for an opportunity like this one for years and it has finally knocked on my door. I’m so excited and grateful to have this small community in my corner as I embark on pursuing my career. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so supportive and loving, you guys are the best. AZ, OC, TN (& anywhere in between) let’s do this!! (LOL).
(All photography done by Nicole Quiroz) www.nicolequiroz.com