I’m the type of person that likes to push myself, whether that be mentally, physically or emotionally. If an opportunity presents itself it’s hard for me to turn away. I know exactly what I like and what I don’t like. Life is short, and it’s important to live life to it’s absolute fullest. How are you ever going to know what you’re capable of if you don’t ever take the leap? I guess what I’m trying to say is that I don’t want to “settle”. I want to continue to work hard until I reach the peak of my potential….and even then, I can see myself still wanting to better myself. One things for sure: I want to be a rock for my family, stable and loving.
I have some incredible people in my life, and I’m forever thankful for that. It makes me even more excited to see everyone at the wedding in 6 months! However, it’s going to make this move to Chicago that much harder. But I’m 100% at peace with this exciting adventure I’m about to embark on, and I have absolute faith in the friendships that I’ve nurtured in my 12 years of living in Florida. God has led me here, and I’m going to follow. That’s not to say that I won’t stumble or cry every once in a while, but my mom raised me to be strong, and that’s exactly what I’ve been my whole life. I guess I don’t allow myself to get too “comfortable”. Both of my parents were in the military so I’ve moved around a little bit. I never had “childhood” friends that I grew up next to, instead I have friends that live all around the world that I still keep in touch with and love very much (this goes out to my Canadian friend, Shaun!). I know what it’s like to say goodbye, and I know what it’s like to hug someone I haven’t seen in years.
I have no doubt Chicago is going to be an incredible experience. Dan and I always talk about living all over the world in year increments, haha. Life is such an adventure.
And Dan…I could never say enough amazing things about you. We’ve come far, haven’t we? No matter where each of us has ended, we’ve always leaned on each other. I’m lucky to be in love with my best friend. He continues to support and push me. I like to think of our love as bulletproof glass. It can take a serious beating, and still be resilient and protective. Our relationship has withstood the test of time and distance, and I have faith we could do it a million times over no matter what.
So here we go: wedding planning is done (well, I have two loose things to tie up, but that won’t take but a click of a button), I’m almost done packing, and…
I’m ready for this.