Four Weeks

by snackface on August 14, 2012 · 20 comments

Exactly four weeks ago today, I wrapped up my last day at my first post-college job. And today, I start a brand new job with a thriving, growing company. That it’s been a mere four weeks blows my mind. I feel as though I have a whole new life now. The people I’ve met, the connections I’ve made, the new relationships I’ve formed— I am astonished.

Life has been a treat lately. Every single day is an adventure filled with new places to explore and friends to be made. (And let’s be real— mistakes to be made, too.) Part of me thinks this has come all too easily. But I know this is what I’ve worked for and wanted my whole life.

There’s a current that’s carried me since the day I decided I was going to move. Call the current drive; call it perfect alignment. I trusted it, though, and thank god I did. I talked to my mom about this yesterday as I was ellipticizing in my new-to-me West Hollywood neighborhood gym. I said, “I’ve only been happier and happier since I took control.” But it’s strange; I haven’t exactly tried to control everything.

I’ve just had immense faith in my instinct. I tried to ignore what it was telling me for too long, so choosing to listen to no one but myself was my regaining control of myself and my life. But since that moment, I kind of let go. I put myself in a situation in which I had no other option but to figure it out. And figure it out, I did.

Four weeks ago, I said goodbye to the coworkers I’d grown to love immensely. Three weeks ago, I packed two huge suitcases and one carry-on and flew to Los Angeles. Two weeks ago, I signed a lease for my very first apartment. One week ago, I received a job offer. This week, I start a new job that I am stoked about and grateful for.

A lot has changed, but I’ve never felt more “me.” I am happy and excited about life. That’s all I’ve ever wanted, and now I feel that way every day.

Ciao for now,

Kailey

P.S. I know these journal-style posts can be drab or draining, but my wi-fi is still rocky. I have tons of restaurant + social life + crazy stories to share once I get wi-fi nailed down!