If you follow me on Instagram I’ve been alluding to a really big change in my life that I’ve been dying to share with you guys. I’ve been a little heavy on the inspirational doses this week, but I do have a little cool story to share with this before I tell you what it is.
A few months back, I was eating with some friends and we got fortune cookies. I’m not a big believer in that type of thing, but I do believe in little signs and things that are meant to encourage you on the way to wherever you’re going. My fortune was this:
Hmm.. interesting. If my heart hadn’t already been stirring I probably would’ve eaten a bite of the fortune cookie (because I think they taste like plastic) and thrown it away not thinking twice. For some reason I decided to save it and I put it on my desk where it has been ever since. At the time,Â my friends’ lives were all going crazy… Â cross country moves, going back to school, getting married, etc. and all the while I was just hanging out and feeling like the only thing I should do wasÂ stay put.
Fast forward one month.. something that had ended up on my radar didn’t happen — a huge blessing in disguise that I didn’t even realize until that happened. I had a really huge amount of peace about it and just felt like it wasn’t the right opportunity for wherever I was headed. I distinctly remember that day looking down at my desk and seeing that fortune sitting there, thinking.. hmm.. normal people probably would throw this away and say it was wrong, but I have a feeling this was not the one from this little fortune. So I kept on, keepin on.
Fast forward two months.. I got an unexpected call one Friday that was the best surprise I’ve had in a long time. The best part about it was that I actually tried to resist it.. I tried to see if I could stay in Chicago but fate had a different answer for me and I’m excited to be embracing it.
So what happened? Well… life happened. The next chapter happened. On Monday, I didn’t go to work like a normal day. Instead, I was flying home from the city that never sleeps with an excitement in my heart I haven’t felt in so long.
And I’m SO excited to share that I’m moving to NEW YORK CITY!
It’s a really bittersweet announcement because I never in a million years would’ve imagined falling in love with Chicago and the people I’ve met here the way that I did. I can’t get all sappy on you about this yet because I still have a couple months left before the big move, but trust me you’ll get the whole scoop before I bid the Windy City goodbye for the Big Apple. Â To everyone who has been a part of my journey here, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You’ve been the reason I keep blogging and sharing my crazy life with you and I hope that you’ll find my style and stories just as interesting when I am in another city!
Yayyyy! That’s so awesome. Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear what you will be doing in NY!
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Thank you Deana! :) I’ll keep you guys posted for sure!
This is very exciting! Congratulations on your big move…I look forward to hearing more details.
NYC is my favorite city ever!! I just spent the weekend there and was wishing I could live there! Congrats on the upcoming move! Can’t wait to hear more about it!
Thank you!!! :) I am so excited. I can’t even believe it!
Oh, I’m envious!! Like the other ladies, looking forward to hearing more.
Excited to have you back in NY darling!
Can’t wait to hear more! xo
MAIAH! I cannot wait to be there.. we will have to grab coffee/drinks when I get there. See you oh so soon!
Can’t wait to hear what your up to next, Ween!!!
Aww thanks Case! xo
Congratulations, lady! New beginnings are always exciting – can’t wait to see all that’s ahead.
What an incredible story! God works in such mysterious ways sometimes but everything tends to work out in the end ;)
Can’t wait to hear about your NYC adventures!!