Today marks my one month anniversary with Washington! While I received much support about moving to Seattle, many questioned my decision to set the date for November. Thankfully, those questions and doubts never saturated into my own head otherwise I wouldn’t be here right now – eagerly starting my first day of work and signing my lease by sundown. That’s the beauty about decisions. The more you love your own, the less you need others to love them. The more you connect with your intuition and trust your next move, the less you care about others opinions or approvals. My teeter-totter decision to leave Hawaii was in constant flux based on fear. Fear of leaving comfortable for uncomfortable. Fear of missing the people and the lifestyle. Fear of leaving my niche paradise that I loved but where I wasn’t progressing or using my full potential (that wasn’t Hawaii’s fault necessarily, the lifestyle just left me in a blissful coma). Until the power fear had over me became really irritating and I felt a large enough emotion to trample it.
I had love.
A tenacious love that values courage and transparency. A love that is effortless, uncomplicated and driven by forgiveness and selflessness. A love that doesn’t bother with anything that interferes with it. A love that brings sunshine to every season and warmth in any temperature.
This change of scenery continues to push me and test my bravery. But with LOVE on my side and light in my spirit, fear doesn’t stand a chance.