They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. – Confucius
It’s been an interesting few months. Since moving forward from my teaching career last October, I’ve really had some time to think, explore, and prepare for the changes to come.
When it came down to it, deciding to make a career change was the best decision for me – no matter how long it took me to get there. It’s my plans for what happens next, however, that have continued to evolve.
In other words, my initial reasons for making this change have underwent some changes as well.
I’ve learned a lot since last fall. I’ve spent countless hours reading, writing, blogging. I traveled. I took classes in copywriting, acting, hosting. I was involved in a few television shoots. I worked as a bartender and can now make a really good Manhattan.
I had plenty of me time.
In short, I’ve gained new wisdom and new happiness, two things pushing me towards change once again.
I always had intentions of moving, but the timing wasn’t quite right – until now. In just two weeks, I will begin my Road Trip to the West Coast, a cross-country drive that will start in New York, head to the South, and make a final stop in Newport Beach, California. The road trip will no doubt provide me with fun stories to share, so I do hope you’ll follow along.
My wonderful mother will be accompanying me on the adventure to my new home: a lovely condominium shared with friends, just a short walk from the Pacific Ocean.
I am so excited to just plant myself somewhere different, equipped with the experiences of the past seven months and the knowledge of the past 30 years. (Those palm trees have me pretty excited, too.) I want to continue writing about my journey and simply get to know a whole new city.
The next opportunity is just on the horizon – a west coast horizon.
Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.