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Embracing Change: My Journey to a New Home in California

Embracing Change: My Journey to a New Home in California

A New Chapter Begins

It's not every day that one decides to pack up their entire life and move across the country. Yet, here I am, amidst boxes and suitcases, ready to embark on a journey that is as much about finding a new place to call home as it is about rediscovering myself and prioritizing what truly matters. My family, pets, and I are moving to California, leaving behind a life we've known for years in search of adventure, growth, and new opportunities.

Prioritizing Family Over Career

For many, the allure of California is its booming industries and career opportunities. While that's enticing, my move is motivated by something far more personal—family. I've always believed that the essence of life is not in the accolades we receive or the heights we reach in our careers, but in the moments we share with our loved ones. California presents an opportunity to be closer to my brother, sister-in-law, and their kids, strengthening bonds that mean the world to me. It's about being an integral part of my nieces' and nephews' lives, watching them grow, and being their safe haven.

The Decision to Move

The decision wasn't made on a whim. It came from a place of deep reflection and a desire for change. My husband and I have lived in our current home for seven years, a place filled with memories but also frustrations. Our current living situation no longer suits us, prompting a desire for a fresh start. And so, we found ourselves considering locations we never thought we would, eventually falling in love with a new build in California that felt just right. It's close enough to Los Angeles to enjoy its perks but far enough to maintain the tranquility we crave.

Embracing Adventure and Change

Change is scary, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit nervous. However, I've come to realize that life is about taking risks and embracing adventure. Moving to California is our leap of faith—choosing family and adventure over the familiar and comfortable. My mom's support and tears of joy when I shared the news reinforced our decision. She trusts our judgment, and knowing that gives me the strength to move forward with confidence.

The Journey of Moving

Moving is more than just changing locations; it's an emotional and physical journey. We're not just relocating; we're redefining our lives. Selling our house, donating furniture, and ensuring our pets' comfort during the move are just a few steps in this intricate dance. Each decision is made with careful consideration, from choosing to fly with our pets to ensure their safety to deciding on decor that reflects our style as a couple. This move is an opportunity to start anew, to create a home that embodies our spirits and aspirations.

Gratitude and Reflection

As I sit here, sharing my thoughts and feelings about this monumental change, I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. I'm thankful for the job that allows me the flexibility to make such a move, for the brand Poppy that helped me in my personal journey, and most importantly, for the unwavering support of my family and viewers. Your understanding and encouragement mean more to me than words can express. Moving to California is not just a physical move; it's a step towards a life filled with joy, adventure, and the people I love most.

In the end, life is an accumulation of the choices we make and the risks we're willing to take. This move to California symbolizes a new chapter for my family and me—a chapter filled with hope, adventure, and endless possibilities. It's a reminder that sometimes, the best thing we can do is chase the dreams that make us happiest, even if it means stepping out of our comfort zones. So, here's to new beginnings, to family, and to a future that's as bright as the California sun.




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troye sivan

With an insatiable appetite for all things luxurious and fashionable, Troye Sivan has carved out a unique space for himself in the world of luxury blogging. His sharp eye for detail, impeccable taste, and unwavering passion for exploring the boundaries of innovation have made him a force to be reckoned with in the industry.