“The journey was never really over. It was just waiting for you to find it again”
When I reluctantly first moved to Dallas I didn’t realize that when I left Dallas I would be leaving behind amazing friends, incredible memories, and friendships of a lifetime. Fast forward 7 years….With Covid and working from home becoming the norm, life presented an opportunity to move back – and I didn’t hesitate to take it. Within days of my company announcing that we were going full time virtual, the decision was very clear that moving back to Dallas was the right answer. As I started telling friends of my plans, their infectious excitement only further validated my decision. I was coming home!
Moving across the country in the middle of a global pandemic within a month of making the decision is an adventure in its self – for anyone that knows me would know, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The stresses of health and safety are so very real right now. Basic things like preparing for movers or catching a flight or even meeting friends to say goodbye pose a whole new set of challenges. But when it’s right everything falls into place. Each step led fairly effortlessly to the next – and was even lucky to spend time with my family before the move. Even with that whirlwind- left San Francisco and safely made it to Dallas!
Being in Dallas now, I realize that there is no such thing as starting over. Or for that matter, evening picking up where you left off, because time is never static. In some respects these 7 years feel like 7 days and in other respects they feel like 7 lifetimes. In these past 7 years I have lived in both coasts and have had countless adventures. There is no doubt a journey like this has changed me. Being back in Dallas has helped put a mirror to me – or more appropriate the version of myself that I was when I left. It’s shown me how I’ve changed – I guess I’m one of the few fortune people who can introspective against a baseline and truly evaluate their evolution. In some instances I embrace the evolution. In others I’m reconnecting with my true spirt, that somehow only Dallas can bring out. In all situations, it’s been beautiful seeing myself for who I am today.
A month into the journey and couple of mini-moves later, acclimating to the 100 degree heat, and reconnecting with friends, I am so grateful for the amazing journey. Looking forward to manifesting my best self – Dallas has always found a way to bring out the best in me. Beyond grateful for the love, friendship, and support! Time to make more amazing memories!