keep your eyes open

I’m feeling as though I’ve neglected my blog for the past few weeks. Don’t worry, I have a good excuse. I can now say that I live in Brevard, North Carolina. I’m not sure my brain completely believes it yet, but my heart’s in it 200%.

The past month has consisted of packing, avoiding packing, packing a few more things, working, and trying to see as many friends as I could. I’m going to be honest, most of the packing happened within the last few days of being at home. Somehow it was all packed and in my car ready for a 4am departure last Monday. After a far too short four hours of sleep, I was up and in my car heading towards the border and my new home. The stress of packing and working vanished as I drove across the border and through three states of snow. They weren’t the ideal driving conditions, but I didn’t even care. I was just so excited to be on the road and heading towards the small town of Brevard.

Having said all that, the thought of moving, and the actually moving itself, has not all been peachy. There have been many days and nights filled with doubt and hesitation as the moving date came and went. Although I questioned my decision more than once, I still knew that I was making the right choice and doing the right thing. That’s a hard thing to convince a mind that worries like that’s its full-time job. I knew that I needed to jump in with both feet and take every circumstance as a learning opportunity. Goodness only knows where this adventure will take me.

I must admit, my first week here has been more than welcoming. My week in a nutshell: family, friends, good food, sushi, shopping, football, rugby, sunshine, NEEDTOBREATHE, Ben Rector, and many laughs. I seriously couldn’t have asked for a better week. It feels wonderful to be surrounded by such good friends who have truly become family.

I can’t wait to see where these next few weeks take me. I’m not gonna lie, I’m stinkin terrified. I don’t like having no idea what’s ahead of me. This will just be another one of those lessons I should be learning along the way. I’ll try and write a few blog posts as I go along, but as evidence by my lack of writing these past couple of weeks, who knows what will happen. I’m just so excited that I had the guts to get this far. Bring it on Brevard!

“Cause if you never leave home, never let go,
you’ll never make it to the great unknown.” – needtobreathe

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