Growing Up and Out

 

This weekend, I came to a realization about growing up.

We are all doing it. Whether we are still in our same hometown or have packed our bags and moved to a new place, we are all still leaving our comfort zone of college and school life for adulthood.

 

Two years ago, I decided to take a leap of faith and leave the comfort of my friends and family in Colorado to move to Washington D.C. This leap, of course, has provided me with amazing new experiences and friends but has truly encouraged and pushed me to let go of who I thought I was and strive for who I want to be.

So when the holiday’s come around, I pack my bags and head home to my comfort zone full of amazing friends and family, with the expectation that everything will be the same. It never is.

This weekend, while I was home for Thanksgiving,  I hit a point where I was feeling slightly sad after realizing that I don’t know any of my friends new jokes, stories, people or experiences. Ultimately I realized how far away my new life and experiences have taken me from my former one.

Nonetheless, it is amazing to see how we all have grown and changed. We have all took new chances on  relationships, friendships and experiences and every single one of us has challenge the mold that we created for ourselves in our school years.

 

Whether you want things to change or not, they are going to happen. So as the quote implies get on the bicycle and get moving. As scary as it is to step into the unknown, when you start to feel the sense of who you want to be and actually take steps to be there, it makes its all worth while.

The moral to my realization of growing up: everyone is doing it. You are not alone in the slightest. So when you get the two seconds of courage to try something new or step out of what you know, do it! I am almost positive you won’t be disappointed with the outcome.

Happy Tuesday xox

 

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