How I'm Bossing Up to Life in D.C.
I can’t believe it’s been a month since I packed up the moving truck in Kentucky and made my way to D.C. As I recap, all I can think about is how grateful I am to be here. Just like anyone else facing a big life transition, I cried, I was anxious, thought about failure, and how I would leave behind my friends and family. I’ve never been one to soak in negative thoughts, but sometimes the “unknown” is very scary and let’s be honest, we’ve all be there!
Now, here I am! I’ve moved to a major city by myself, for my dream job, and with an opportunity to expand both myself and my business. During the first week of moving into my new place, I decided to frame the “unknown” into “opportunities”. As I unpacked my millions of boxes (mostly clothing), I thought about the journey it took for me to get here (years of serving on boards, volunteering, leadership roles), my excitement for being here (professional growth, business expansion) and what I hope to do while here (meet new people, expand my horizons). By reflecting on each of these aspects, I’m able to think about all of the excitement that will unveil over the course of my life here in D.C.
No longer am I worried about the “unknowns”, but instead I’m actively getting out there and adventuring around the city. On my to-do list includes checking out local coffee shops and bakeries, thrift shopping, museums, attending networking and fashion events, along with entrepreneur/leadership events.
I’ve put on my “let’s do this hat” and I’m ready to explore the opportunities Washington D.C. has to offer! If you’re thinking you could never move to a major city alone (especially, during your adult years) or go after your dreams (even if it will be one of the most uncomfortable experiences you will go through), I’m here to tell you that you can, I’ve done it, and I’m here to support you along the way just like you’ve supported my new journey. I challenge you to BOSS UP during those major transitions and do it for YOU!