A Whole New World…er…Life

So much has changed since the last time I wrote here. Truth be told I had so much going on in my life and I felt as if my words here weren’t really touching anyone.  Therefore I took a hiatus as my life took leaps and bounds of new directions.  In July I packed up 22 years of my life, my furball and packed us up in a 10ft truck and drove 18 hours to our new home in the beautiful Panhandle of Florida.  It was the absolute best decision of my life.  We both have loved the 2+ months we’ve spent here forming lifelong friendships, making unforgettable memories and soaking up the sunshine state.  This is what life is all about. 

Girl’s night out

Soaking up the Sunshine State

Ringing in my 23rd birthday

The best part of this entire experience wasn’t learning how to survive on my own (I’ve been financially responsible for myself since I was 16 but never paid my own rent/utilities). It wasn’t knowing that my mommy wasn’t a short 6 hour drive away and that when things went south, I’d be on my own and have to count on myself to resolve them.  It wasn’t the endless nights of dancing the nights away and crawling into bed as the sun rose.  It wasn’t the much needed hours spent on the beach or by the pool reading.  It wasn’t all the friends I’ve made and the experiences I’ve had, though all of those things will forever be a huge part of me and I feel blessed every day for every one of them.  The best part of this experience was meeting the man of my dreams, my best friend, my other half, Bryan.

 

It’s been a whirlwind few months, with some bumps and struggles along the way but it’s been absolutely unbelievable.  There aren’t words to describe how content, how sure and how happy I finally feel. And as if all of that wasn’t enough to leave your head spinning, Lily and I will be moving to Texas next month to be closer to Bryan, soak up all the wonderful trails Austin has to offer and truly begin the next chapter of our life.

 

The food is back. The workouts are back (and a new training plan I’ll introduce in another post!). I’M back! So stay tuned. My life is just beginning. Follow me 🙂