I have woken up each morning for the past two weeks forgetting where I was. ‘Oh yeah, I live in California. No, it wasn’t some dream.’
“Fast” would be an understatement when it came to the whirlwind of events which brought us here. My husband had flown out to interview for the job. He called me up to tell me he received the offer and signed the contract and, “We’re moving in three days.”
“…………Wait….. you mean in three weeks, right?”
“No, three days.”
Insert deer in headlights look here.
Somehow we did it. In some crazy, adrenalin filled way we packed up our life, said good bye to our closest friends, and were gone. My husband drove the moving truck across the States in two days. This would have taken any normal person four. I flew to Denver and then LAX all by myself with two toddlers who had to wake up at 4AM to get to the airport. In the past I would have said I could not do it. It’s nice to see what we are actually capable of.
We unpacked in two days and spend the next two long and dreadful mornings in the DMV. But my license now says “California.” I am officially allowed to say things like “Dude.” and “Right on.” And I guess that I can even call myself a Real Housewife of Orange County. 😉 😉
I can see palm trees and mountains out my windows. The weather has been warm and sunny without fail. The beauty breathtaking, the amount of things to see and do overwhelming, and the people simply wonderful. I am still in a dream, and yet the great part is no one is going to wake me up.
And so today, as I sit and see the palm leaves blowing in the wind, I want to say to you: go for it. Go for your dreams. Whatever they may be. Perhaps you are not some crazy adventure seeking, new people, new places lover like myself. But we all have our dreams. Even moms. As much as we love and cherish and live our every waking moment for our little ones, we still have dreams of our own.
Don’t let anything hold you back. Life is short. And who knows: that dream may be closer than you realized…