It's been way to long since I last posted to my blog. In the past few months so much has changed with me and my life. In June I relocated to Dallas, Texas and have been on fast forward establishing myself in my new city every since I arrived.
I feel like I have lived here for years already and it's only been a few short months. I have met some great people, formed some close friendships and am really enjoying putting down roots here in Dallas!! I must say this has been the best decision I have made in my adult life. Everything hasn't been cake and ice cream easy, but it's been worth the challenges. A fresh start, stepping outside of my comfort zone, moving strictly on FAITH.has really shown me how strong and capable I am, putting fear aside and letting GOD lead my path.
I left a great job, that I held for nearly 14 years, without any prospects of employment, and although I knew a few people here prior to moving, I didn't have any family or close friends here. I researched cities to relocate to for about 3 months prior to my move. Dallas just felt right! I had to make a decision and the anxiety of going to my boss to resign from my job was probably the hardest thing I've had to ever do. Once I got the nerve to finally resign, I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I was able to proceed with my plans to relocate.
June 6,2014 was my last day at work, by June 23rd I was packed up and on my way to Dallas! I made the 18 plus hour drive alone with only the company of my pups "Max and Pepper". It was so surreal... almost like I wasn't even driving myself, but floating through city to city, state to state... It took me a day and a half to make it from Chicago to Dallas. I took my time, stopped when I was tired, stayed overnight at a hotel to give myself time to rejuvenate for the next day of driving. By the time I made it to Dallas I was so excited that I wasn't even tired anymore. I arrived on a Saturday afternoon, drove to my hotel and ate and showered and let the pups stretch their legs, then headed to my new apartment to pick up my keys.
I haven't regretted my decision yet! I know this is where I'm supposed to be and I hate to LET GO and LET GOD !!
I've never felt so accomplished for facing a fear and taking a chance for my life and well being. I'm thankful for those that helped me along the way and supported my decision to move. I'm blessed to have met such wonderful friends... really family here that are my support system and have my back.
Life is Great and I haven't taken one bit of this experience for granted.
Here are some pics of my experience here in Dallas...
|The lovely card I received from my Apt Community|
|Everything I had packed to capacity in my car...|
|One Closet... I have to make it work|
|The Movers arrived two weeks later...|
|The beautiful canal I walk my dogs along almost daily|
If you follow me on Instagram @prettydarkgirl you can see all of my outfits "OOTDs" up until now... here are some of my highlights from my time when I arrived here and just hanging out with new friends...
These are some of my favorite people and great friends...
In August I celebrated my 40th birthday in Sunny Puerto Rico...
This is just the beginning to a wonderful life here in Dallas... In a short time i've created some unforgettable memories and I'm so excited to see what is to come...
I will be back to my OOTD posts starting tomorrow :)
~ Toni ~