Google Maps calculated my trip from Kansas City to San Francisco was an estimated 1Day & 5 hours approximately. That is if I didn’t hit road work, traffic, or accidents. This was possibly the longest drive I’ve ever taken and it was something I needed to do. To be alone with my thoughts for a while on the road like so many others, on their way to places and people. New beginnings or endings constantly forming on the asphalt veins that lead us to and from where we use to be to where we are now.
Today marked the end of 15 years in the Midwest. I recently got a job in the gaming industry, which is honestly a dream come true, along with moving to California with my wonderful boyfriend. These last couple of months have been unreal and I haven’t fully come to terms with the fact I’ll be moving away from my family, friends, and coworkers. Today was the last day walking out of the doors of my job that I have been with right after high school and has afforded me to get my degree, pay off my car, debts, and travel. I’m thankful for the job for teaching me lesson I might not have other wised learned anywhere else. I also have met a strange cast of characters that I hope to one day encapsulate into a book, because these people deserve to be written about.
I’ll miss my family and friends, but it isn’t good bye. It’s more like, come visit me, cause my new home is warmer than yours. I’m moving out west to California and starting a new job and it all really seems surreal. I’m waiting for any moment to find myself confined to a bed and willing myself to wiggle my big toe. Hopefully not being assaulted by a deranged red neck trucker. I just feel it hasn’t hit me yet. I’m waiting for all those emotions to flood back to me on my drive out of Kansas. It hasn’t happened yet.
I’m proud of myself for getting to this point, because it really was a leap of faith and a lot of work. Sometimes you just have to do it. Take the risk or be left with regret. I already have quite a few regrets in life, but this won’t be one of them. I’m hoping most of all to start over and reinvent myself. Get those things I wanted to do done. I think with the support system I have built and hopefully the new one I’ll gain in San Francisco, I’ll be ready for anything.
So I close one chapter and begin a new. I’ll hopefully be updating you all on how my life is changing and my exploration of my new surroundings. Time for me to head off into the west. Catch you all later.