A Theory Proven True – Closer to Family

A Theory Proven True – Moving Closer to Family

My mother and I at my parents home in Virginia.
My mother and I at my parents home in Virginia.

When I made the decision to move to California, a lot of people in my life were skeptical. It seemed as if I decided over night, but the truth is that I put a lot of thought into it. Let’s not be silly here people, I realize moving across the United States is a huge deal.

After two weeks here I have to tell you that I couldn’t be more satisfied with my decision. Just focusing on one of the reasons I decided to make this move I already feel validated. I told a lot of people a major factor in my decision-making process was the thought that I would get to see my mother more often. This is something that is very important to me because my mom and I are very close, but while I lived in New York City I felt lucky if I got to see my mom one day every other month for a quick dinner.  I went near 5 1/2 years in New York City living a life removed from family and my mother. I had a feeling that would change for the better with this move.

My mother with me and my boyfriend Blair at Flaming Saddles in New York City.
My mother with me and my boyfriend Blair at Flaming Saddles in New York City.

Some of the people close to me gave me quizzical looks when I discussed this theory due to the fact that my mother lives in Virginia, about a ten-hour drive from New York City to her home.  The thing these people don’t realize is that my mom travels for business all the time and New York wasn’t in or near her territory.  California is a place she travels to regularly and to top it off, in California I have my grandfather, aunt, cousins, and a brother in the area that I can see as much as I want to.

With this in mind while I was making my decision to move to Los Angeles or stay in New York City, I strongly believed I’d get to see my mom a lot more living in Los Angeles. After two weeks of living here in Los Angeles I can tell you my theory has already been proven to be true.

Mom and I modeling our matching fleece zip-ups.
Mom and I modeling our matching fleece zip-ups.

I am excited to share with you that my mother will be visiting this week, she arrives tomorrow and leaves Saturday, then again next week she will be visiting from Wednesday to Saturday and then again two weeks into April. I haven’t gotten to see my mother this often since I lived in Virginia, an hour and a half away from her. It’s just what I need.

Following the “to be determined” aspect of how I am living my life lately, I realized that part of defining who I am is finding out where I come from and connecting with those that helped make me who I am. I’m so thankful my boyfriend Blair and I decided to make this move together.

I truly hope that if you are faced with making a huge decision like I was and had to do that make the right decision for you.  Life is meant to be fully of happiness and sometimes that takes big risks.

Today’s song of the day: “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts