Moving Forward- A Huge Life Announcement
Happy Monday Everyone! I know the suspense has probably been driving everyone crazy, and I certainly have had a difficult time keeping it secret for the past few months, but I’m excited to finally be able to share our family’s big news!- We’re moving!
A couple months ago my husband started the interview process for a new job, and I’m happy to report that he has officially accepted a federal police officer position in Georgia and we’ll be moving at the first part of September. I’m so, so proud of him!
When I think about the last five years or so, I can’t help but reminisce on all of the incredible milestones we’ve been through. From watching our beautiful babies grow into sweet boys and buying our first home in Virginia, to landing my first real job after college, getting my Master’s Degree, starting a blog, and attempting to balance it all, it’s been one incredible journey.
Both my husband and I have been blessed to have great jobs here in Virginia and a wonderful support system with our families nearby. But sometimes situations change and before you know it you find yourself in a place that doesn’t feel quite right anymore.
You no longer wake up with that excitement and passion that you used to have towards something and as a result, you start to lose sight of your dreams a little bit more and more every day.
You keep asking yourself the question “What if..” and wondering what might actually happen if you took a chance and grabbed ahold of the opportunity in front of you instead of pushing your feelings to the side. To let go of all the reasons you can’t and just go for it.
And so after talking about it for months now and finally coming to the realization that we were ready for a change, here we are. Instead of letting doubt and fear scare us away from taking a chance, we’re ready to try something new and move forward with our lives. We want the absolute best for our boys and we honestly feel that this is the right decision for our family right now.
Of course I’m sad to be leaving the area that I’ve practically lived at my whole life, and I’m sad that the boys won’t get to see their grandparents every day. But if there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that we don’t get anywhere in life without risk.
And I’m a firm believer that we make the time for those we love, and just because we can’t see each other in person every day doesn’t mean that we can’t talk on the phone, skype, and plan fun gatherings year round that’ll make the time apart all the more worth it.
So what does all this mean for me and my job? Well, that’s the other exciting part of the news. Since my husband has landed such an amazing job, I’m going to cease this opportunity for what it’s worth and do something that most people would call crazy. After much deliberation, I’m going to pursue blogging and influencer marketing full-time.
Although I’ve only been blogging for a year and half now, I’ve been doing it long enough to know that it’s something I’m truly passionate about. I get so excited when I get to create blog posts that my readers can relate to and work with brands on fun projects. I love writing and sharing beauty, fashion, and lifestyle tips and it makes my day when one of my encouragement posts helps someone out there in need of something uplifting. And with a marketing background it’s something that I can honestly see myself doing for a long time, and what’s really better than being your own boss?
As I mentioned above, I’m done with being in a position where I’m doing something that I don’t love and it’s time I do something that I both enjoy and that I’m good at. I love marketing and bottom line, I’m actually pretty darn good at it.
I’m one of those people who will talk herself out of something before I’ve even tried, but not this time. When you keep finding yourself go back to the same dream in your head day in and day out, then it’s got to be something worth pursuing in my book.
No more hiding behind a desk doing something that I wasn’t meant to do and feeling like I can’t change things just because I need the paycheck. No more watching others out there live out their dreams and feeling like I can’t live out mine too. If not now, then when?
I’m so excited to see what’s in store for our family and couldn’t be more excited to finally pursue something that I love full-time. I know not everyone out there agrees with the idea of blogging full-time and probably thinks I’m crazy. And that’s okay. At the end of the day even if it all crashes and burns, at least I can say that I gave it my best shot. At least I can look back on my life and say that I did everything I could to pursue my dreams.
I hope that you’ll join me along this journey and know that I love each and every one of you and I’m so thankful for all of your support. We’re excited as we move forward in our journey and I can’t wait to see what’s next for us.
As always, thanks for stopping by!- Cara