Sunday, June 9, 2019

Moving: Houston to Kansas City

OKAY - Let's keep things light here.

I love Texas, especially Houston! My immediate family is here, my friends are here, and there's so much to do and such a great selection of food. My favorite parks and trails and BMX tracks are in this area, and so are the greatest people to go along with them. Most of my life I've lived in Houston, and while I love to travel I always find myself back here one way or another.

However, life can take us on adventures we never even dreamed up for ourselves, and change is good. Really- change is just tough with a lot of long term good flowing through. I'm a dreamer with a realistic side thrown in for good measure. I met my boyfriend a few years ago in San Francisco and we started talking and have been long-distance dating ever since. Distance worked for us; it gave us the time to get to know each other, and since we both have running and a love of travel in common we were able to travel to different places to see each other as well as go to running events. He also came to several BMX nationals to cheer me on! I'm so lucky to have met such a great guy. 😁💓 And of course we also have much more than that in common, but that goes without saying. Anyways, after a few years of these adventures, we finally decided to make one city home for both of us, and right now that's Kansas City.

It's bittersweet to leave Texas, but I'll be back all the time; that's the beauty of a relatively cheap 1.5 hour flight! I've already Google stocked the BMX tracks in the area (there are a couple), as well as tested out areas to run on my previous trips. I will also be starting a new position in Marketing & Communications for a company there, so I'm looking forward to working with the new team. Securing a job halfway across the country also taught me a lot about the job search process along the way, including resume and cover letter building, what should go into the application process as well as what to look for before applying, and interview skills. It wasn't a walk in the park and took up a good deal of time, but without a doubt I firmly believe that  you get out of something exactly what you put into it, wouldn't you agree? I'm also very happy to actually be sad to leave my current position, rather than feeling like I needed to head for the hills lol!

I'm going to miss everyone so much, but I'll be leaving in a little over a week with a full (and heavy) heart and an appreciation now more than ever for everyone's kind words and support. I truly could not be more grateful for you guys, my friends and family. Life can be scary and it's amazing to feel so loved! There's just ONE more trip I'm going to take while I'm here, and that's because it was planned a year ago before I knew about the move- that will be to San Diego this weekend to run the Rock n Roll Half Marathon. I signed up on National Running Day last year, that's when the RnR prices go WAAAY low, so this race and San Antonio costed a whopping $45. Really I just wanted to see San Diego since I've never been there. Bucket list trip #343323 will be officially crossed off haha!


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