It’s been a while and my keyboard has missed me. My social media accounts were abuzz with #PreviWedding and you surely must know by now, I have relocated. In addition to that, I relocated without a job. It’s a fresh start for me. Scary, but exhilarating. Not being part of the rat race is good for the soul. I feel like I can finally breathe after three years of working in corporate. I can finally do what I want too and let my brain’s left side flourish. Escaping that hamster wheel of routine, finally opened up my eyes. I can do so much more with my time now, that my soul is no longer deadwood.

 

 

As I start a new chapter in life it dawned on me that, many many people assumed I have now achieved all my goals. I never thought that marriage was ever a goal. I never made it the ultimate “tick-off” on my priority list.

I married my best friend because we were and are ready. It’s only been two weeks and I feel like we’ve been doing this for a while. Perhaps naive, but it’s easier than everyone said it would be right now. Somehow, I feel as if long distance allowed us to mature individually and now our relationship is in a stronger place because we know who we are.

I relocated to a new province and it’s been both frustrating and enlightening. Strange, I know. Frustrating because all I’ve ever know my entire life is a fast paced lifestyle. Here, everyone and everything is slowed down. It’s as if I had gulped down a glass of wine previously and now I finally have a chance to sip it to experience the accents fully. Comparing wine to lifestyles, favourite metaphor yet.

Now that I have all this free time ahead, I can finally start all the start-ups I don’t shut up about. I have so much planned for my brand and it’s even more exciting because my husband has never stopped supporting me. Now I have someone who can actually assist with my projects. He’s my #1 cheerleader so I have no excuse to let projects collapse and disappear deep into the earth, soon to be forgotten.

And no, I didn’t need to get married or relocate to revitalise my life. It happened to be timed out perfectly. I highly recommend rethinking everything you know in your early to mid-twenties. Challenge yourself, forge new paths and do things differently.

It’s exhilarating.

 

 

Images courtesy of husband

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