HAPPY 2 MONTHS TO ME!
Today marks 2 months of living in Phoenix, and I have [NOT] loved every minute of it! I’ve decided to write a [hopefully] short blog post about my time, my loves, and my lessons learned from these past 2 months in this hot + beautiful city.
>> I am ordinary! Being in a big city means that I look like so many other people here! This actually makes me happy, because I’m able to walk down the street or in a store and not get stared at for my tattoos or my piercings or my sexuality (surprise! I’m bi), which are not that dramatic!
>> Working a full time and part-time job takes a whole other level of organization. Work doesn’t stop when I clock out. If I want new friends, I need to make the effort to go out and make them. This can be difficult for my e x t r e m e l y introverted soul, but so far it has been worth it!
>> Fear is useless. That is not motivational. It is a fact.
>> Work CAN be a family! I have been so lucky to find employment at 32 Shea that has given me a wonderful atmosphere to learn how to be a barista, as well as a great place to become part of a loving group of people.
>> Stick to your principles! As a creator, I have a principle that I create content out of a relationship with my subject. Looking for employment, I had the chance, and many great excuses, to compromise that principle. I did not, and I have grown as a creator because of it as well as finding 2 JOBS that I love!
>> DO NOT SETTLE. FOR ANYTHING. EVER. Period.
>> No one likes a drunk who can’t take care of themselves. (Okay, so I learned this one while still in Omaha, but I think about it every time I go out here)
>> There are ways to do something new every day. You just have to go out and find them.
>> Make time to exercise! I sometimes forget, or get too busy, but I always feel better and get more accomplished after a nice run with some good music.
>> Do what sets your soul on fire! Even if it’s watching a tv show you’ve seen a thousand times.
>> REST! Working a daytime and overnight job, when I don’t rest, I end up sleeping 10 hours on my day off and getting n o t h i n g else accomplished. Just rest. The world [WILL] continue to spin.
>> LEARN YOUR BOUNDARIES! For those who’ve known me long, I don’t even know what boundaries are. I could honestly do an entire post about this topic alone, but I’ll save that for another time. For right now, I’m reading a book all about boundaries and what God has to say about them, and it is fantastic! I’m learning that it is OKAY + NECESSARY to have good healthy boundaries. And I’m learning/witnessing that it’s helping me to achieve so much more.
>> No one cares if you’re perfect. People care that you show up, try your best, and keep going.
>> I am extraordinary. Moving to a new city has shown me sides of myself I never knew I had. It’s shown me that I have accomplished so much in my life. It’s shown me passions I didn’t know I had, as well as reminded me of passions I have forgotten I had.