In case you’ve been wondering about the radio silence over here for a bit, life has been a little crazy. The past few months have been filled with out-of-state trips, late working nights, and overall extreme business. When you’re so wrapped up in the day-to-day things you tend to lose all energy for anything beyond that.
When I moved to Washington DC three and a half years ago I wasn’t sure what would come of it. It was a quick decision to follow my heart and everything fell into place at the right moment. However I swiftly noticed that the city provided me with some of the best people, memories, and experiences I could’ve asked for. Beyond that, it also gave me an opportunity to expand my mind on anything and everything. Between meeting people from all different groups of life, trying things I never imagined doing, and genuinely pushing myself out of my comfort zone I’ve come out of the city a completely different person (in a good way). However, I felt like I got to a point where I personally felt like the city had given me everything I needed and beyond that it also gave me a crazy sense of anxiety and exhaustion. There was never a moment in my time in DC where I felt bored, and therefore, it was a constant struggle of trying to remain relaxed while also soaking the most of the city up. Not a bad problem to have, right? Only downside is that I soon realized that I was slowly losing my sanity. I tend to absorb everything going on around me so in this case I was taking in all of the subway noise, people rushing to work, and the daily grind. That’s the funny thing about a city – it can slowly chip away at you without you noticing.
With my lease coming up at the end of July I knew it would be a challenging point personally to figure out what I should do: whether remain in the city and get my own place or go somewhere else. I never imagined moving anywhere else but the moment I started considering it the moment I knew it was the right option for me. Within three weeks I had re-arranged my work schedule to be a remote employee, physically packed up my belongings, said my goodbyes to the amazing people I’ve met along the way, and took the journey back home. Strangely enough the decision I thought I never would make felt like the perfect one. The second I left the city I almost felt a sense of relaxation. Life has a funny way of showing you the right way, even when you don’t think it is the case.
So here I am now – in New Jersey. The past week has been filled with trying to balance getting myself settled and also taking some moments to relax a bit. I feel like I’ve been going nonstop for months – if not years – and it’s nice just to take a breath. I’m excited to get settled again and set up a new life plan. Where will I go next? Frankly, I don’t even know yet. But I do know what I enjoy and the people I love to surround myself with. I already feel more creative and can’t wait to start working on the backload of content I have.
In TL;DR terms: I’ve made the move out of the city, I feel automatically lighter, and I now have time to focus on what I love to do most (including blogging). So get ready for more posts, better content, and hopefully a more fine-tuned sense of me.