Boston… and stuff

by Sarah on April 14, 2014

in Adventures

So after my slightly cryptic last post, I thought I’d interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to fill you in on what has happened in my life in the past week.

I’m sure I could structure this as some kind of thoughtful post on working with fear, but I have a whole teleclass about that, and not enough brain left, so we’re going to go with a straightforward, explanatory post. This might venture into “too much exposition,” but I’m willing to risk it.

The short version of the story is that I finally made the leap and moved to Boston, or more specifically, Somerville.

The slightly longer version is that my part-time job asked me not to come in two weeks ago.

It was only for the week, it wasn’t the end of the world, and it had nothing to do with me…

…but I sort of acted like it was.

I realized that I had been staying on Long Island with the goal of saving money and moving to Boston the “right” and “safe” way, but I had actually ended up with less money, fewer options, and significantly greater angst.

Apparently, I fail at “right” and “safe.”

Thankfully, I succeed at “awesome” and “Sarah-esque.”

So, in what is starting to seem like traditional “me” fashion

Is it an oxymoron for someone spontaneous to have a traditional fashion?


Anyway, in traditional… or non-traditional… “me” fashion, I picked up and moved to Somerville.

I’m staying with friends, interviewing for jobs like a fiend, and planning on staying until I either starve or… figure out how to consistently not starve (without relying on friends.)

And while people keep telling me I’m brave and they’re impressed by my ability to take leaps, I still feel really distant from that word.

I don’t think it’s brave to do the thing that seems most likely to lead towards what I want. I think it’s just practice and mindset, like I talked about in the class on fear.

But whatever you want to call it, I did it, and I’m here to stay.

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