OMG I moved to Santa Barbara this week! Living in California is something I began dreaming of as a child. I even moved to Los Angeles when I was 17, right after being graduated from high school, but it didn't last long. Twenty seven years later, I've come full circle and am back on-track with this vision.
Living life on our own terms is something I believe we all want. One would think that after nearly three decades of life experience, moving to a new city would be relatively easy. Or at least low-drama. Compared to my 17 year old self, I have resources and knowledge that only come with the passing of time.
But for me, the move was neither easy nor drama-free. This was one of the most intense weeks of my life. I was pushed to the edge emotionally. I felt fear, loneliness, frustration, anger, loss and doubt - just to name a few of the negative emotions. I was reduced to tears at least once a day. I also felt excited, empowered, happy, enthusiastic, purposeful and inspired. Swinging wildly between that range of emotions each day for a full week is exhausting and the lessons came in fast and frequently.
What vision do you have for your life? If you're on my list, you're the kind of person who thinks big and doesn't intend on living a life of mediocrity. Thinking bigger requires we protect our vision; sometimes from those closest to us. Here's how you do it...