If you would have told me a year ago today that my life would look the way that it does right now, I would have laughed and said are you crazy?
Isn’t it nuts how fast life can change?
And isn’t it crazy how much can change in your life in just a matter of months?
It blows my mind. And sometimes it makes me wonder how in the world I’m still standing after all of it.
This year has been…interesting to say the least. I’m sure that it will be filled with many more ups and downs over the next few months because that is just what this year is about. But that’s okay. I do love this quote:
And this quote:
Both are great reminders of just letting go…and letting life be.
When I moved to Austin about three years ago, I thought it was going to be my forever home (at least for the next several decades) but it didn’t turn out to be that way…and (now) I’m totally okay with that.
I think when I look back on my life in Austin, it’ll feel like a time where I grew up. I learned a LOT about myself and what I wanted out of life. I got to experience a lot of cool things – the best BBQ, some awesome hikes, fun events like Moto GP and the X Games – but I also had some not-so-great experiences that really opened my eyes to life…and what’s the most important to me.
But on the flipside, it makes me so ready to go back to Minneapolis.
When I lived there almost a decade ago, I will admit that it wasn’t my favorite place on earth. I didn’t realize how much the city had to offer or appreciate what it was like to live in a place that had a solid culture with a good scene filled with everything that I love to do. Moving straight to Florida after living there was definitely a wake-up call.
But now, I’m ready. I’ve lived in places that I loved; places that I didn’t like so much; and other places where I just don’t feel like I belong. And I know that Minneapolis is home. I am so excited to live in a place that I know in my heart feels like home.
So, goodbye Austin. Thank you for showing me who I am as a person and what I want out of this life. Thank you for making the decision to go back home to the Midwest an easy one. And most of all, thank you for all of the experiences (good and bad) over the past three years. It’s been real.
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