Monday Moments: I’m moving to….

eeek!! Some of you already know but I haven’t officially written anything down and I can’t keep it a secret anymore!! I wanted to wait until we actually found a place to live but I figured it was best to go ahead and tell y’all now so maybe you guys can help us out in the process of moving! 😁

Ajeet and I have been talking about moving out of Texas for a long while now. We were both born and raised in Dallas, Texas and haven’t really lived away at all. I lived in D.C. for 3 months and in Houston for a year, but I never felt independent and I always knew I was coming back home. It was only within the last few months when I started blogging full-time that we decided to stop talking about the idea of moving and actually get the ball rolling!

Where are we moving? Well, this part was tough. I’ve always dreamed of living in New York– I can’t stress how much I love the city and overall enjoy the hustle and bustle vibe there. Everyone is always on the go and it totally suits my personality. I also LOVE the cold and snow so I wouldn’t mind those harsh winters either. Unfortunately, Ajeet strongly dislikes the city. He says it’s too dirty, loud, the Giants live there (lol!) and you’re surrounded by buildings rather than nature. You can already guess he’s a nature guy and loves being around greenery/mountains etc. Not going to lie, this is probably where God decided to test our marriage and see how we would compromise! Although New York would have been THE dream, I honestly wanted to be in a place where I could thrive in the blogging industry– a place where I can grow and opportunities are endless, you know? Kind of like what you hear about in movies. If I wanted that, it had to be between New York or Los Angeles. So! We had a big decision to make.

We both visited New York and LA several times before making our decision. It wasn’t until our last visit to LA in May of this year when I felt a strong connection to the city. It was weird!! We walked around a ton, did a bunch of shoots and really let ourselves enjoy LA. Something about LA just felt right and kind of like home this time around. Don’t get me wrong, Dallas will always be home for us. It’s really hard for me to describe all these feelings that were happening inside me during this LA trip. We were walking to lunch and we both looked at each other and felt the same feeling– the feeling that this could be our new lives, this feels right. We almost felt like we already lived there and that’s when I knew LA was it for us.

You know, writing this is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I started out writing this post excited and thrilled for our new adventure and as I’m at the end, my hearts a bit heavy and I’m a little sad. It’s going to be the hardest thing in the world to not be able to see my parents and Snuffy (my dog) every day or every other day! We only live 10 minutes from my parents right now and I’m basically there every day. I just have to keep reminding myself that I’m moving to further my career and begin a life-long adventure with my husband. I spoke with so many different couples and every single person I spoke to told us to MOVE! Move before you have kids, basically. We are recently married (October 14 is our 1 year anniversary 💗) and although it’s going to be scary/painful/exciting/all the emotions, I do think it may just be the best decision we’ll make for marriage. We’re both starting from scratch by making new friends together to learning all different kinds of new street names and highways together. I strongly believe a journey like this really brings a couple together and creates a stronger bond so that’s honestly what’s keeping the idea of moving to LA alive! That desire of experiencing something new together is so strong and I know doing so will be such an incredible experience. So, although the move will be one of the hardest things I’ll ever to do, I know it’s something I have to do. There’s a lot of emotions, but happy is still one of them. Trust me though, I will make sure I come to Dallas as often as possible! Our lease ends in October so we’ll be headed to the west coast then but we for sure know we’ll be back for Thanksgiving and Christmas. After that, I’ll play it by ear but my goal is to come home at least once a month because there’s no way I can go longer than that without seeing my entire family and my fur babies!!! I’m still working on convincing Ajeet to move in January instead but as of now, October it is.

That felt so good to get off my chest, I’ve been wanting to tell you guys so long now! That being said, if you live in LA, I would SO love to meet you and hang out!! Plus, If you have ANY recommendations on where to live, we’re all ears because we have yet to find a place, haha! We’re cutting it close but we have faith in God that everything that is meant to happen will work out for us. Thank you SO much for taking the time to read this post and following along and supporting me every day. It means the world to me. 💙 You know the drill, we’ll chat soon! 😘

P.S. If anyone wants to teach me how to parallel park that would be FANTASTIC. I apparently need to learn before going to LA and I’m the absolute worst when it comes to parallel parking!! Just thought I’d throw that in this blog post! 😉

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14 Comments

  1. August 28, 2017 / 11:21 AM

    Gorgeous look! Moving sounds so exciting! L.A is such a great city and there’s so much opportunity! You guys will do great! 🙂

  2. August 28, 2017 / 1:31 PM

    Awesome! How are you guys going about the house or apartment hunt? Would love to see a post detailing how you actually planned the details of moving halfway across the country! I feel like it’s so tough but going to be something ill have to go through very soon too so i’d love to hear a more detailed version of your move and all the details!
    Best of luck!

  3. Kim
    August 29, 2017 / 3:11 AM

    I loved this post. I can really relate to it since Fred and I are making a big move too. I think it is a great idea for you and Ajeet. Once you leave that comfort zone of home and live in a new place, I feel like you grow so much! Plus you and Ajeet will have each other, which will make the experience even more special. I wish the best for you too. California is a beautiful state with so many interesting and kind people, y’all will fit right in.

  4. Ashley
    August 29, 2017 / 7:23 PM

    Congrats!! I love LA!!

  5. August 30, 2017 / 7:32 PM

    Congrats on the big announcement! I’d love to move before settling down, and I was also thinking about LA! Now to convince my boyfriend…

  6. August 31, 2017 / 6:08 AM

    SO exciting!! I have been dying to visit LA! You look amazing!

  7. September 1, 2017 / 10:13 AM

    CONGRATS on your big move! How exciting!

  8. Sandy a la Mode
    September 1, 2017 / 12:30 PM

    OMG! How fun – you’re going to have such a blast! Congratulations girl! And I am LOVING your dress!

  9. September 3, 2017 / 9:30 PM

    That’s so exciting!!! LA seems so glamorous and exciting. Can’t wait to follow along.
    Betsy

  10. September 4, 2017 / 10:32 PM

    I’m so excited for you to finally move here!! Can’t wait for our LA adventures!

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