Here is my (awesome) Mom holding up the sign I had made for myself after I made the choice to move to Austin. It came at a time of big changes in my life, and despite some friends and family being so supportive it made me sick, some were the complete opposite. I knew my remaining time at home would be difficult and challenging I needed a little reminder that I was doing the right thing, making the right choice.
Moving is hard. Period. I just helped a friend move probably less than a mile and that was stressful. Side bar - I now know I can strap a full size bed to my small SUV - this might come in handy. So moving 500 miles away from home, which is what I did, let alone something like 3000 can be a huge stress for many reasons.
I recommend you start packing right now.
This kind of life change isn’t for everyone, I get that, but it should be. Moving was the best choice I’ve made. I recently wrote about this, shocking I know, but maybe I wasn’t explicit enough. I love my life, I love Austin, I love my job, and I love my new friends. It isn’t perfect, but it is suppose to be and it won’t be perfect for a while. But I needed this change.
This post in response to the family issues that might, literally, drag me back home.