I know it’s been a (long) while, but I couldn’t resist wishing you all a happy 2016. As I spend my last few days savoring every moment on my beloved East Coast (more on that in a second), I’m welcoming 2016 with an open heart and an open mind.
At this point, most of you already know, but in September I accepted a new role at my company, which requires me to work out of the mothership office in the San Francisco Bay Area. I started in November and have been slowing transitioning out west, traveling back and forth between coasts every few weeks. Living out of a suitcase while trying to ramp up on a new brand with a new team, in a new state without a home, a car or a clue, has quite honestly been the most brutal transition in my life to date. But as the Bible (and my Dad always) says: to whom much is given, much is required.
After packing up my life the days leading into the holiday (thanks, Mom!), I head out to SF for good on Sunday; and when I land I’ll head to an apartment where I currently have no bedroom furniture or my belongings. But I’m going to embrace this new journey and experience for all its worth and remember just how blessed I am to take these types of chances and risks — all in the hopes of fulfilling my wildest dreams.
Aside from my immediate need to get my home life/bedroom organized by end of the month, some of goals for 2016 are: give the Bay Area a chance, keep an open mind with dating, wear my hair curly more often, learn about and be active in the SF fitness scene, refresh and maintain a budget, pay off 2 of my graduate student loans (I know, I really should consolidate but not before I knock a few of the lesser ones off), exceed expectations at work, embrace turning 35, be an even better daughter and friend, take 1 international vacation and chronicle my life more (here and in my personal journal).
Happy New Year friends!
What are your goals for 2016?