What a crazy, crazy week itâ€™s been. Since the year started, Iâ€™ve been trying to get things super organized with my businesses, finances and taxes because next week, Joey and I are starting our Palm Springs vacation home hunt.
It wasnâ€™t fun getting 3 separate sets of taxes filed early, taking on extra projects and sometimes staying at the office until 3 am but itâ€™s all a little easier when you have a goal in mind. Yesterday night, I finally got the call Iâ€™d been hoping for after sitting on the phone with my bank all week…weâ€™re pre-approved and I have an offer letter in-hand!
Getting the call was a massive sigh of relief because Iâ€™d waged all my bets 3 years ago, leaving a well-paying, stable agency job to start over on my own. In the beginning, I had plenty of ups and downs and bad days where I questioned what I was doing because itâ€™s so much easier to just show up to someone elseâ€™s company and collect a steady check every 2 weeks.
I knew I wasnâ€™t cut out for that path, though so I kept showing up to my office, doing the work, sharing stories about that transition on the blog and knowing that if I gave it my all, everything would eventually come together.
Working for yourself and getting pre-approved for any loan isnâ€™t a cake walk so making it through the first few hoops on our path to buying our PS pad feels like a huge victory.
Starting next week, weâ€™ll be touring places, getting an idea of locations we like and of course, Iâ€™ll be taking plenty of photos to put the finishing touches on my PS travel guide (so much stuff has opened since I was last there that I felt like it would be a disservice to post it now â€” Iâ€™ve got a list of new, rad places to visit and show you like Customs Coffee!)
Three years ago, when I decided it was time to go out on my own, I had plenty of people close to me show concern and I get it because itâ€™s hard. They wondered, wouldnâ€™t it be easier for me to hang on a little longer? The thing is, if you give into that mentality, youâ€™ll be â€œhanging onâ€ forever.
You do have what it takes and if youâ€™re looking for excuses to transition into doing what you think youâ€™re meant to do, you donâ€™t need them. You get one shot at life and there is no magic switch that suddenly flips, making you ready. You just have to take the leap.
Iâ€™m sitting in my office, staring out the window as the sun is shining and feeling so excited that Joey, Rocky, Chubs and I are going to be opening a new chapter of life soon. Whether we find a place next week, a few months from now or at the end of the year, Iâ€™m looking forward to the adventure that comes along with it and bringing you along for the ride.
â€œLife begins at the end of your comfort zone.â€ â€”Unknown
Photos of Caliente Tropics and Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs, October in 2015 taken by me.
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