Here Goes Nothin’!

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Amanda, My Family, New Home, New Home

As some of you may know, my name is Amanda! I’m the middle daughter in my family of five, I live with my boyfriend in California, and I’m about to pack my life up and drive it to Nevada. Before I get in to that, I want to talk a little bit about myself (as usual).

The minute I turned 18 I hopped in my car and waved goodbye to my family. I threw my clothes, my shoes, and my albums into some boxes and decided to make a life for myself (with my boyfriend too, of course, but you know it’s all about me). Despite the fact that I had hardly so much as ever made a dentist appointment for myself, I was determined. No one will ever tell me something will be too difficult for me to do.

Fast forward to almost four years later, here I am! I have spent the last four years of my life, working. Laughing, crying, struggling, celebrating, and most of all learning. One of the many things I’ve learned through all of this is that life is A BITCH! She’s the kind of bitch that runs you over with her car and then comes home to you later and dresses your wounds and promises it will never happen again. A little melodramatic, yes. But true. I’ve sat and wondered, “Why the hell was I so eager to do this?”. What I wouldn’t give to be back living with my family without a care in the world! I’ve spent a lot of time wondering where my life is going.

Sometimes jumping into rough water means you’ll be treading more often than gliding forward (and hell, as long as I’m not drowning I guess I’m doing alright!). But there comes a time in life when in order to succeed, you need to change your direction. So that, my friends, is exactly what I am doing! My beautiful, fantastic boyfriend and I are throwing in the California towel and picking up the Nevada one! The amount of opportunity for us in Nevada is limitless. Not only because the cost of living is significantly less, but because my family is there, and we can hop into a life raft for a second (are you sick of the water metaphors yet?) and get on our feet so that we can create an even better life for ourselves. This is big for us, but it’s really a no-brainer. We are excited, and hopeful, and eager to start our new life. I am excited to finally be with my family and to feel complete again. So this is just the beginning to a wonderful, crazy bitch of a life.

Here goes nothin’!

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