Good morning, everyone!
My goodness, it has been awhile. In the 8 months I have been gone, I had lost motivation to write. Writing like this as always been an escape to me and I felt as though I was too busy to allow myself to find that escape. So much as happened over this period of time, and a lot of excitement for the future. That is why I am here, right now, writing.
First before I get to my point, let me catch you up!
- I turned 21 (partaayyy)
- Heath and I got another dog, Mac. We are now proud owners of two pitties!
- My god-daughter was born. Nova Reign was born on December 7th. 7 lbs and 1 oz.
- I got to go to Riviera Maya with my boyfriends family of 9, and I’m forever thankful for getting the opportunity to do that.
I lost some friends and gained some friends, met new people, and got a new job.
Of course more than that has happened, but I won’t go too far into it or we’ll be here for 8 months!
The biggest reason I am here now is because over about 4 of those months, my boyfriend and I have been searching and searching for the perfect place for us to move to. We wanted somewhere warm all year round (or that does get below 40 most days), we’ve always wanted to be by the ocean, obviously somewhere affordable to raise a family someday, and someplace big but not too big.
And we found it.
I am so excited to share it with you.
and I am excited to share our excitement with you.
We will be heading out to Wilmington, North Carolina in November of this year. We seriously couldn’t be more excited. We’ve gotten down to the important details of our saving plan for 8 months. We’ve gotten plane tickets to visit the area in August and to go apartment shopping. We are making this real, and everyday that goes by we get more excited.
Making a move like this at 22 years old can be scary. Heath and I are so family orientated and we will be SO far away from family. But this is the deal, you’ve got to break free of fears.
Fear is a prison.
Whether it be fear of what your family will think of you, that you’ll get out there and fail, or whatever it may be… break free of them. We are often enslaved by fear. We let it convince us we can’t do something. As corny as this may sound, we can do anything we set our minds too.
Heath and I are very lucky to have support all around us telling us that we are young and now is the time to do this, and I couldn’t agree more.
What I love most about being with Heath is that he is as ambitious as I am. He is always searching for better opportunities, just like me. As Heath and I grow more together, over the last couple months we came to realize, without even realizing it till about a week ago, that we have been looking for someplace else to go because we feel stuck. We both feel like we are going through the motions here in Nebraska. Every day is the same. We don’t want to feel like we are just settling because we know nothing else. We haven’t ever moved before by ourselves all the way across the country. We haven’t ever been that far away from family, but we also are smart enough to realize that breaking free of our fears to live a life we dream about it how we want to live. That is how we want to raise our kids to live. You won’t get anywhere in life without trying. We don’t want to live life settling and that is why we are making this decision to move.
When Heath and I went to Riviera Maya in January, that is when it really hit us. The warmth, the ocean, the sun, that is what makes us happy. Sitting out on our patio every single morning drinking coffee together in the sun and warmth, that is what we love. We unfortunately don’t get that year round in Nebraska.
We will meet new people, eat new food, learn new things (Heath is most excited to surf), and most importantly be where we both love to be most, the ocean.
I am excited to share this journey with you, just as excited as Heath and I are to live it. Heath and I are beyond thankful to have support from our families.
I will drop some pictures below from the last 8 months, enjoy. I am now going to enjoy my day off from work. ❤