You can’t stop being who you are because you’re afraid, right?

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit how many life lessons I’ve learned from Sex and the City. While I don’t claim to have any of their lives, those four girls have been through as much with me as my real friends.


This week, I needed those girls. After months of trying to move to Austin because the city is everything I love, I had two potential job offers. I wasn’t crazy about either one, but was overly excited about the possibility of calling one of my favorite cities, home. Unfortunately, my parents didn’t share those same feelings of excitement, when I shared with them my future life plans. So… breakdown. Or a reconsidering of life; whichever you prefer.

Unhappy with one aspect of my life, I was ready to throw everything away to satisfy it. In my mind, Austin could fix all my problems, when, in reality, the city itself can only fix my address. After reading the article “When Risking it All for God Means Staying Where You Are” (among a number of other “signs” I purposely ignored thinking I knew better), I realized I was going to lose who I was, for a life that wouldn’t necessary make me happy or anymore “me.”

While I am afraid the unhappy aspects of my current situation will become my “forever life,” I know deep down they won’t.
You’ve heard it before; life is too short to settle. So, I’m going after what I want. And ignoring the things I know won’t bring happiness or purpose to my life.