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The last couple of weeks has been slightly chaotic for me.
This year I've tried to be open to any and every opportunity that comes my way.
An experience is an experience, good, bad or ugly, it will teach you something. So I've made it a point to be as open to as many experiences as I possibly can. A few weeks ago when an opportunity to go look at a new condo unit being built here in Edmonton crossed my path so I thought to myself "Just go look, it doesn't hurt to look and you don't have to commit to anything". So I did.
The place was beautiful and brand new and has an amazing view of The River Valley. I of course jumped at the opportunity to have such an amazing place and now in the midst of everything else going on in my life, I'm now moving once again. Thankfully, this time, it's within the same city and not across the country.
It's funny just how much one major change in your life can change your whole outlook on life. How much power that change has to influence other aspects of your life.
Last year when I closed up my business and moved out here, it was because I was searching for something. I had no idea what that something was or how I would go about finding it but I was determined to do just that. Since then, my life has been filled with change. Both big changes and small changes, my life seems to evolve in unforeseen ways constantly and I love it! I've never been happier. I now seek change in all aspects of my life as much as possible.
I've not only been to California (and of course made it to DisneyLand) but I've been home to see my family, I've been to Ireland (the #1 destination on my bucket list for my whole life). I've met some amazing people, I've been to some amazing places and still have a list of amazing places to go. I am truly happier than I've ever been before. All because I made a change last year to live the life I wanted and not the one the world thought I should.
I had planned to see 35 countries while I was 35, however, those plans have now changed a little because I need to have surgery in September. So not only do I have a move in a couple of days but now I have to alter my travel plans slightly. A minor bump in the road that I'm learning to be okay with. I'll still visit 35 countries it just will take me a little longer. I'm learning to go with the flow and allow life to show me the path that I am meant to be on. I'm trying to live stress-free (to the best of my ability).
People tell me all the time how "Brave" I am to have moved across the country, to travel alone around the world, to be willing to not have a steady income in order to live the life I want.
The truth is (in my eyes) anyone can be brave. Anyone can have the courage to do what I did. Anyone can make the choice to live outside of the norm and be happy because they want to be. It doesn't take a rock star move, just a little faith in yourself. Believe that you, in your heart, know what is right for you!
Change can be a good thing, be open to it.
My life may be full of chaos right now but I'm loving every minute of it.