be brave

i've been thinking about the future a lot. we have 6 months, give or take a couple, left in utah before we leave for whatever new adventure is ahead of us. we're not quite sure where we will be, but it will be somewhere new. the thought excites me as well as makes me a little sad. i've loved life here in utah. but i'm ready for an adventure. to go somewhere different & new. ready for a change. i'm very comfortable where i am right now & i think that it's important not to be too comfortable.
the thought of it makes me scared, but it will be good. change gives us opportunity to grow, to explore, to learn more about ourselves. changes allows us to become a new version of ourselves. a braver version. & it's important to be brave.

the other night as we were lying in bed i was telling austin all of my worries about moving. some of them are understandable, while the others are laughable. i literally said i was nervous because, & i quote, "where would i get my hair done?" i mean... as if that's a good reason not to move somewhere. it's seriously little things that are dumb like that, that make me nervous. how will i meet people? make friends? i have never really needed to make friends. i'm shy & i think i'm a bit awkward, so it really takes me a while to make friends. but it's figuring out those little things that are part of the adventure, right?

i know that we would both regret not taking an opportunity simply because it pust us out of our comfort zone & we are nervous. we both need to be brave & know that no matter where we choose, it will be an adventure & will all work out. so far we've heard back from 2 of the 3 schools he has applied to. we should hear back from the third within the next week & once we do we'll be able to decide what option is the best for us. it's crazy to think that in 1 or 2 weeks we will have to decide our future for the next 1-2 years. it makes me so anxious. we will just wait & see.

on another note, things i'm looking forward to:
spring break >>> my first blog give away (coming soon) >>>
going to disneyland >>> climbing in joshua tree >>>
finishing our garden boxes>>> summer >>>
the future.

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  1. Please enjoy your time in Utah as much as possible before you leave! My husband and I were SOO ready to leave, and now we miss it a lot! We moved all the way to Ohio and it's a whole new world here..But in the end, I know we will look back and think of this time as a great adventure! We figure we can always move back to Utah eventually, so we need to enjoy this time here now!

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    1. you're so brave! it makes me nervous to think i'll hate where we move, but you're right that we will be happy in the long run! & utah isn't too far :)

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  2. this is totally understandable and something i've gone through this past year. moving is so hard! (i STILL haven't found a place to get my hair done haha!) but the positives definitely outweigh the negatives!

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    1. haha i know you're right. i can't wait to see where we end up & hopefully i find somewhere that can do my hair... !

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  4. live it up while you're here and good luck with this exciting new step! you ARE brave. let us know when you know where you're headed!

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    1. i definitely will let everyone know where we end up!

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  5. that would make me nervous too! but you will have so much fun wherever you end up! :)

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