I wouldn’t call it courage. I had faith. I had the moment of undoubtable confidence in an idea that changed the course of my life forever. Everyones scared to leave what they are comfortable with. I just think comfortable isn’t happiness, and true happy endings exist. I’m a living example.
I think for me I knew I always wanted to leave the East Coast. I’m unique in comparison to the personalities there, and in California for that matter. Or so I’m told. The East Coast wasn’t capable with supplying me with day to day things that made me happy. Surfing being a major one. It’s a true passion of mine. I felt that the lifestyle which most are accustom to there, was for me, un-healty. I like fitness and outdoor activities , and the harsh winters limit the ability to do so. Here I’m supplied with this daily. It’s a simple and pure pleasure that most take for granted. I don’t. Essentially my home never felt like home except for when I was with my family and friends.
My family and friends were the hardest part for me. I love them all dearly and miss them with every morsel of my being. They were what made me happy. From all of my relationship experiences with girls, family, and friends, I learned one thing that sunk in. You need to be happy with your life, alone. In the end it’s only you and you only have one life to do everything you could ever dream of, so why not go big? I couldn’t live my life there just because I loved them that much. Don’t get me wrong they are beyond worth it, I’d trade 1000 people here for one of my best friends or family. Maybe that’s a bit selfish, but anyone who truly loves anyone understands why someone would make such a choice and would be supportive. My friends and family are, and I like to think are happy for me.
I left a good, comfortable life, this much is true. I just had faith that I was meant to do this. Many people I care about never had or will have this chance. I do and I wasn’t about to waste that. I came with nothing, I have barely anything, but I’m happy. Happier than I was with all these “things”. It’s back to basics and building, No, earning everything. It gives me a sense of pride.
It’s not an easy thing to do. Anything worth it, never is easy. I just thought long and hard enough about it to come to the conclusion if I never did it, I’d regret it. It’s not for everyone, and many may not understand. We all have our own path I just took control of my own and am happy I did. I live like this, ” You only regret the things you don’t do”. Those words changed my life.