I have officially been in San Diego for one month. It’s crazy to think three months ago I made the decision to move out here. It’s even crazier to think that I actually did it. This first month has been a whirlwind of emotions and new experiences. My biggest takeaways thus far: get used to the discomfort, nothing lasts forever, and everything figures itself out. So while I don’t know where I’ll be in a year or even what I’ll be doing next month, I’m viewing this as an opportunity to embrace the unknown. I touch on all this in my latest GRWM if you prefer to watch/listen instead. Now let’s dissect this.
Get Used to the discomfort
This is something I have actually learned through my yoga practice. What I use yoga for the most is practicing to sit through discomfort. If you’ve ever practiced yoga before, there are positions that you flat out cannot do, or there is a certain level of discomfort that you need to take on. The only way to improve and move forward is to continually put your body in that position until it is comfortable and doable.
When I have to hold a position for an extended period of time, I try to lean into the discomfort that I’m feel while reminding myself that it is only temporary. It sounds strange, but it really has helped me approach my everyday life in a different way. Every uncomfortable situation I have been in since moving out west, I have reminded myself that it will not last forever and the only way through it is to lean in and accept it.
Nothing Lasts Forever
Everything in our lives is a stepping stone. Coming out here jobless is a stepping stone. There is a reason I did what I did. I knew it was going to be a challenge, but I also knew that it would be short term. This is what I’m reminding myself daily. My current situation might not be ideal, but it 100% is not forever. It is only temporary.
Everything that I am feeling and experiencing in this moment right now will only be a memory in three months. Every challenge I’ve ever faced has passed and sorted itself out. There is no reason I won’t overcome this.
Everything Figures Itself Out
Any challenge I have ever faced, I also survived. Everything, in time, figures itself out. This has been a lesson I’ve learned over the past year and it has resurfaced recently. Life can feel overwhelming, out of control, and sometimes never-ending, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that everything plays out in due time. What I’m meant to do and where I’m meant to be will play out.
If you can’t tell already, this theme of the unknown has been big in my life since I moved to California. To be honest, this is why I needed to move to California. This fear is something I’ve been meaning to face for a long time. I won’t lie, some days I’m stressed beyond belief. But I do have a knowing that everything will sort itself out. I will figure this out.
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