Why I Moved

So, I've been asked several times to explain the reasoning behind my move to Utah. For some reason, I never really told anyone why I made my decision. I just kinda told people I was moving, and that was that. So.. here are the actual thoughts that crossed my mind when deciding.

I think you can all guess the main reason behind my move.. this guy.

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Yes, I moved for a guy. But it's more like.. I moved for the guy, so you can understand that, right? It was time to quit the long-distance part of our relationship. It took a bit of a leap of faith, but I'm glad I did it. I've never been happier.

There are other reasons behind me moving, though.

For instance, schooling. I was going nowhere fast in my schooling in California. I needed a change of pace and of schools, and a fresh start. The college here gives a perfect opportunity for just that.

A change of scenery. I didn't hate where I lived, but I didn't like it. It's a very ugly place, with a lot of ugly people in it. Crime, gangs.. who wants to be around that?

Work. I realllly didn't like my job. Working with gossipy, menopausal, middle-aged women is not all it's cracked up to be. Not to mention the high schoolers. Going to work everyday was something I dreaded. It left me cranky, sad and tired every single day. The day I put in my two weeks notice, I was already happier. Will I get another job that pays as well? Probably not.. but I'm happier.

Leaving the nest. I didn't mind living with my parents still, at 21. I'm not sure a whole lot of people would. They bought me food, I had a place to sleep, I was well off. It was just time for me to grow up. I knew that if I stayed there, I would be living at home til my mid 20s, if not later. Getting nowhere with school, nowhere with work, nowhere with my life.

In a nutshell, I moved to take control of my life. I felt a little bit desperate for freedom. I really did think over the benefits of me moving. I'm much happier here than I ever could have been in California.


27 comments:

Kaitlin (ahmymarriedlife) said...

Well that's exciting. I can definitely understand moving for THE guy. I've done the same in a way, but we moved in together. And it also gave me a chance to grow up moving away from home, something I don't think I would have done if I would have stayed at home.

Congrats on the move and I'm glad you're happier! :)

Little Miss Paige said...

Welcome to the beehive state of plastic surgery and bump-its! It really is soooo beautiful here! Welcome welcome :)

XOX,
Little Miss Paige

Makay said...

Well I think the fact you moved for THE guy... is a good enough reason in its self! I mean seriously. :) haha. :)

Corinne said...

As a person who has moved for THE guy as well I completely understand and support your decision. You, unlike me, have even more reasons for your move where I...well...didn't have any besides it was a new start after college!

SO proud of you and happy that you are happy! :)

Diana Smith said...

Glad you moved to Utah. I moved to Utah when I was 16 from Southern California and am really glad I made the move. I still miss california and disneyland ( i can tell thats where your picture was taken, yeah I know im creepy!!) I hope you enjoy it here too!

christie said...

The first reason would have been enough! LOL. So happy that you have never been happier ! Its a great feeling! Enjoy your new found freedom/life/work and schooling.
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Sam said...

It sounds like you moved for all the right reasons! So glad you're happy :)

Tasia said...

Those seem like all the right reasons!

This actually kind of builds up my courage. I've been thinking about making the move from Hawaii to Utah for a while, but I've been really scared about really deciding, and I even put it out of my mind for a while. But this has kind of brought it to the front burner again :)

I'm glad that you're happy! And I hope that you have the time of your life in Utah :)

~Tasia
http://tayirl.blogspot.com

Jena Carper said...

You go girl. LDRs are the absolute worst. :)
I'm glad you're happy!

Ang said...

Sounds like a good plan to me - so are you living alone now? with boyfriend? with a roommate? Whatever your living situation is - it has to be a huge adjustment from living with the rents. I didn't know that you were still living at home - I guess I just assumed that you had a place of your own!

Ann said...

I'm glad you're loving utah! sometimes, just getting up and going is the best thing. i couldn't imagine a long distance relationship. it must be so much better since you moved!

Lauren said...

I'm so happy for you! It's so hard to follow through with big plans but the fact that you set your mind to something and did it is awesome! And now that you are happy it makes the decision even better!

Ramsey said...

I'm glad you are happy! Utah looks like a beautiful place...I would love to live out there!

Alicia Anderson said...

I know how it feels to move for THE one. I moved to California for my husband (then boyfriend) and dragged him back to Utah with me. It was a great move and I don't regret a single moment of it.

P.S. Welcome to Utah!!

Ashley said...

way to go on the move! love your blog :)

OceanDreams said...

good for you lady! you look happy and that is what counts. :)

Marilyn7887 said...

Awesome! Anew found change is the way to go! I love your blog too! I'm def gonna follow to monitor your progress. Sometimes in life you have to take risks in order to make strides!

Aly said...

I absolutely love your blog! Especially this post about moving for THE guy. My boyfriend is talking about going to teach in Japan after he graduates next fall, and there was no doubt in my mind that if he goes, I go. It's exciting and thrilling, scary and wonderful, all at the same time! I'm glad to hear that it has worked out wonderfully for you. :)

Irene Cortez said...

Good for you, girl! I'm just glad you're happier now. Take care! :-)

Brittany said...

I feel like you've probably gotten a lot of crap for moving for a guy, but I totally get it. When you find that one thing you can only find in one person- you have to chase it! Utah is beautiful, by the way, I'm sure you're loving it!

Bracey Pate said...

I'm your newest follower from 20sb...my membership is still pending. I love your blog! Congrats on moving for THE guy...I hope to be doing that when I graduate in May. :)

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

That is exciting! I am incredibly happy for you, and I dont think its wrong to move for THE guy at all! Im 17 and I plan on moving out in August because I need a change of scenery so bad. I dont know if thats really a good enough reason though. haha.
Again, I am so so happy for you and it definently seems like you are already happier! :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Amie said...

love your blog! great that you took a big chance & it worked out for the better...inspiring :] congrats!

samnhal said...

It's good, you're just moving forward so you needed to move to do that. That's awesome, good for you, taking control of your life!

KatOfDiamonds said...

To be several hours closer to Kat
Obviously.
;o)

I am so proud of you my friend! <3

Franzi said...

that's really cute! i know a girl who moved from NYC to Utah ! (http://bigcitygirlinutah.blogspot.com/)

wishing u all the best and thank u so much for the warm welcome:)

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Andy said...

This gives me a lot of hope. There is a girl I really like at the moment, and I would usually try and ignore it if it is long distance, but I really like her... and think there could be a chance.