I warn you - this may be the longest post EVER on this blog. But I need to get this out and this is where it needs to go.
We have been living with my mom for a year now saving up to buy a house. And the longer we stay here - the more I get the feeling I do not want to live in New Jersey anymore. I'm finding more and more not so appealing about this state. The best thing about it? Besides the obvious fact that the majority of my family is here... it's close to New York City! It's not even a perk about Jersey itself.
chicago - our trip in October
My mom has always encouraged us to travel and see new cities and I've seen a lot of the major cities in the United States. And I can't help but feel every time I visit one that life could be good there. I've fallen in love with a lot of cities, some a lot more than others, and really don't want to let fear stop me from living a much nicer, less stressful life somewhere else. Less stressful because the cost of living isn't AS expensive as Jersey is. And what we want for our future is just not attainable here. It's just not.
in Philly in April
Since deciding to start a photography business, I've been even more liberated by this idea. We wanted to start a business, we went, we did it, we are still making moves to get us to become full-time photographers. And it's nice to know you want to do something and than you go and do it. And to leave Jersey and start life completely fresh and new somewhere else - the thought alone is liberating.
Coronado [southern california] - June 2005
It's strange because a year ago Jose said "let's just leave Jersey!" and I was the one saying "i dont know..." and now our roles have changed. I know it'll be scary and challenging and totally new... but there's something great about that. Our family can visit us, we can visit them. But stopping my life from moving forward because of not being close to to the things I know should not stop me from living my life the way I think I should.
me in San Francisco - 2006
The places I have seriously thought about moving to are Philly, which isn't even that far from us, Chicago, DC & Boston. These are places that have constantly kept popping up in my head. Each of them has pros and cons, the cons being how far they are ... and the fact that we have to pay extra to watch a Mets game on tv :) When I am in the cities (I've visited DC, Chicago & Boston several times) I find myself there. And the beauty of having this fresh new business is as of right now, we can go anywhere we want and start it up. I just feel like we are letting our fears get in the way of a life changing experience that in the end will most likely be best for us, just like the photography business!
Washington D.C. - 2009
I HAVE to get this off my chest because it's just something that's been building up inside, something Jose & I are constantly discussing & it's a big part of our life right now and needs to be here, where I'm documenting my life in a way.
Have any of you ever taken a chance and moved where you wanted to be?
Can anyone relate?
On this crazy note ...
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! :)