I’ve spent the past few months reading inspirational books on making the most of your life. They have been a lifesaver because of one simple reason: It’s really freaking hard to commit to making a huge life change that will shake up everything you know when there isn’t a defining factor making you do it. Books like I Am That Girl, The Do Over, and You Are A Badass have been reassuring me that other people have made big leaps and survived to tell the tale.

Let’s say my whole family moved to Washington and I had the choice of staying home or going with them. That would be an easy one, right? I would go where they go. Or what if I was offered my dream job (Personal Assistant, Life Coach, and Hand Holder of Ryan Gosling), but I had to relocate to Seattle. Both of these hypothetical and unlikely situations have one thing in common – there is a clear, external catalyst that would propel me to make the leap.

Life usually doesn’t work out that way, though, and reality is much different. I am deciding to be my *own* catalyst. And that’s a scary thing. Hence the self help books.

This journey has led me to a huge epiphany that I’m sure SO many other people have had (but it’s taken me 26 years, whatevs) – I need to believe and invest in myself enough to be my own catalyst for change. It’s so easy to let things be, to forget that there is a possibility for better, and that sometimes you need to put yourself in situations that are terrifying, new, unknown.

 

Right now, we are waiting to hear back from a landlord in Seattle to see if we got our dream loft in our favorite area of the city. I really hope we get it, because I have already pinned about 350 pins for loft decorating tips. Hopefully my next journal entry will say the loft is ours…

Until next time.

You can call me Ari (air-ee). I am a 26 year-old reader, writer, dreamer, adventurer, and Parks & Rec/Office fanatic. I’ve been in California my whole life, but I’m excited to be starting a new chapter in Washington with my boyfriend and our 2 kitty children. I’m always looking for book recommendations, new shows to binge watch, and adventure spots in Seattle so if you have any… you know what to do.

You can call me Ari (air-ee). I am a 26 year-old reader, writer, dreamer, adventurer, and Parks & Rec/Office fanatic. I’ve been in California my whole life, but I’m excited to be starting a new chapter in Washington with my boyfriend and our 2 kitty children. I’m always looking for book recommendations, new shows to binge watch, and adventure spots in Seattle so if you have any… you know what to do.

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